Oct. 23, 2010
Former Bulldog Bob Boyat dies
Former Minnesota Duluth hockey player and coach
Robert “Harvey” Boyat of Duluth died Thursday at University
Hospital in Minneapolis. He was 80.
Boyat, a 1948 Duluth Denfeld graduate, was a UMD
defenseman from 1948-50 and 1953-54. He coached the Bulldogs for
one season, in 1954-55, with the team placing second in the Minnesota
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. After graduating from UMD and
receiving a Master of Science in Education degree, he taught in
the Duluth Public School system for many years, retiring as Stowe
Elementary principal in 1990.
Boyat is survived by his wife of 53 years, MaryAnn,
daughters Stephine and Angela, and sons Robert, Grant and Kyle,
and eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Sunday with a 6 p.m. Pomen
Service at Hegstrom Family Funeral Home. Funeral services are 1
p.m. Monday at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church.