LAKE PLACID — Glenn E. Boughton, 55, died on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake with his family by his side, following a brief illness.
Born in Schenectady, he was the son of Isabelle Boughton of Niskayuna and the late Earl Boughton. Glenn graduated from Schenectady’s Linton High School and the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. Those who knew Glenn will remember his as a gifted natural athlete, particularly excelling at baseball and golf, and as one who enjoyed summer afternoons at his favorite “August place to be,” the Saratoga race course.
An exceptional chef, Glenn’s career spanned many facets of the hospitality industry with his primary focus on cooking and cuisine. His work took him to Austin, Texas, North Myrtle Beach, N.C., Speculator and Lake Placid. It was in Lake Placid where he met his wife of 27 years, Megan (Hanrahan).
Besides his father, Glenn was predeceased by his younger brother Roger Joseph Boughton.
In addition to his mother Isabelle, he is survived by his wife Megan; his two children of whom he was especially proud, daughter Jessica of Boston, Mass. and son Conor of Lake Placid; a brother, David Boughton (Toni) of Niskayuna; sisters, Mary Jane Stefan (Jane Gray) of Schenectady and Lisbeth Rakvica (Peter) of Niskayuna; an aunt, Freda Hesler of Amsterdam; several nieces, nephews and cousins, and his four-legged best friend “Rozzie.”
The family thanks the Adirondack Medical Center ICU, the third floor medical staff, and Drs. Elizabeth Bartos and Frank Nocilla for their dedication and compassion.
A memorial service will be held in Glenn’s honor at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Adirondack Community Church in Lake Placid. There will be a graveside service for family and friends at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14 at Parkview Cemetery in Schenectady. The Clark Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Those wishing to remember Glenn may make contributions in his memory to the North Country SPCA, 23 Lake Shore Road, Westport, NY 12993 or the Tri-Lakes Humane Society, P.O. Box 1111, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.