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Sad news: Ed Boyd, former Md. Green Party Gov. candidate has died

Ed spoke at a Green Party meeting in NY. He was a good man, and will be missed.

peace
Ian

See bottom for memorial service.

Former Green Party Candidate for Governor Dies

Baltimore-Eddie Boyd, 2006 Green Party candidate for Governor, passed away this morning at 2:17 AM at Good Samaritan Hospital of lung cancer. Eddie had suffered renal failure and cardiac arrest before passing this Monday morning.

Almost exactly one year ago, Eddie was diagnosed with cancer in the leg. The cancer had spread from his leg to his lungs. For years, Eddie complained of pain in his leg, and for years, the Veterans Administration Hospital in Baltimore City had failed to inform him that he had cancer.

We mourn the loss of our dear friend, whom we greatly admired. Eddie was the first Green Party candidate for Governor in Maryland history as well as the first African-American candidate to ever run in a gubernatorial general election. Eddie was always upbeat in his fight.

Brandy Baker
bbaker at ubalt dot edu

August 2008

Memorial Services Have Been Scheduled for the Late Eddie Boyd

Baltimore-The following memorial services have been scheduled for the late Eddie Boyd:

Monday, August 18
1:00 PM
J. B. Jenkins Funeral Home
7474 Landover Rd
Landover, MD

and

Sunday, August 24
4:00 PM
The Maryland War Memorial Building
500 E. Fayette St
Baltimore, MD

The service at the Maryland War Memorial Building is a potluck event and is being held on August 24, which would have been Eddie’s 47th birthday.

2 Responses

  1. Thanks Ian. Ed thought highly of the NY state Greens as did I when we met you guys.

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