John Howard Boardman

Oct. 17, 2020

CHARLOTTE – John Howard Boardman, 88, of Charlotte, died October 17, 2020 at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center with complications from the Covid-19 virus. John was born in Chicago, Il, on August 17, 1932, son of the late Howard Marcus Boardman and Helen Jones Boardman.

He was a 1954 graduate of Lehigh University and served in the US Army, where he was stationed in Korea working as a medical assistant in a MASH unit. John was the third generation of his family to work for American Can Company where he enjoyed a thirty-plus year career. He was a man of many interests including golf, Yankee Baseball, photography, computers and music. He volunteered at the Norwalk United Methodist Church on the Board of Trustees and was Chair of the Finance Committee. He met his wife, Jeanette Cooper Boardman at a church group in while living in Buffalo, NY and they were married for 59 years. In retirement, John and Jeanette moved to Sarasota for twenty years and later to Charlotte where they have been members of Myers Park United Methodist Church.

In addition to Jeanette, John is survived by a daughter, Barbara Wischerath and her husband, Robert of Hamburg, NY; and a son, Edward Boardman and his wife, Mary of Charlotte; sister Martha Swift of Southbury, CT; and grandchildren, Megan and Mike Lois, Katherine Sardinia, Andrew Sardinia, Christopher Boardman, Timothy Boardman, and Elizabeth Boardman.

A memorial service for the family will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Myers Park United Methodist Church. Friends are invited to view by livestream at

Inurnment will follow the service at the columbarium.

Memorials may be sent to the Memory Center of Charlotte, 300 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 or to Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th Street Est, Palmetto, FL 34221.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Gene Swift

    Lovely service. Thank you for allowing us to participate. We too, loved "Uncle John." Blessing on your family, Gene & Mary Lynne.

  • Dave & Lenore Frederickson

    John (and Jan) were our wonderful neighbors for 18 years at Stoneybrook in Sarasota, FL. Dave has many great memories from years of golf with John.
    We remember John as a man who always lived out his Christian faith. May God's peace be with his family. Dave & Lenore Frederickson

  • Carol Willette

    I will miss John he was very nice to me

  • Kim McKenzie

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Jan. Love and prayers to the entire family.

  • The Rosati Famiky

    To the entire Boardman family we are so sorry for your loss. John was such an amazing man. We were so priveledged to have known him. He was such a gentle soul. All our love to Jan, Barb, Bob, Ed, Mary and all the grandkids. He was an AMAZING Pop Pop. ???

  • Phil & Carol Harris

    Please know that we are keeping you and your family in our prayers as you grieve for your dear John. May God comfort you with the peace that comes only through Christ Jesus.
    Phil & Carol

  • Robert Coppola

    My thoughts and prayers to the Boardman family. May your father Rest in Peace.

  • Marilyn Flinn

    John will always be remembered as a dear and generous neighbor and friend. Bill and I treasured our time with John and Jan. With deepest sympathy to Jan and the family. Love and prayers, Marilyn Flinn

  • Maureen Matthews

    Your father sounded like a man who enjoyed life. We’re very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.

  • John and Elaine Vangellow

    My your memory be eternal,