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Robert Boyles
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Robert M. Boyles, 66, died at his home in Stockton on Monday, Nov. 29.

He was a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, attended graduate school at the University of the Pacific and at the University of California, Davis. In 1968 he was one of only six foreign students studying at Cambridge's King College in England. Soon after he taught for Stockton Unified School District, teaching elementary school as well as high school history for 15 years.

In 1983, he suffered a massive stroke that left him partially paralyzed as well as losing his ability to speak and write. He worked with a speech pathologist for years and learned how to read and write again. He then started to volunteer at Madison Elementary School in the kindergarten class, where they loved his warmth and kindness.

Survivors include his uncles Delmar Schmidt of Escalon and Marvin and his wife Evelyn of Escalon. He is also survived by many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Edna Boyles.

Arrangements by Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon.

There will not be a service for him at this time; burial will be at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Dec. 8, 2010