Obituary: Dan D. Board, Grounds Department laborer

Dan D. Board, 59, of Amherst, a skilled laborer with the Grounds Department, died June 30 in Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, from injuries sustained in an accident at home.

He was a 1969 graduate of Colorado State University.

He had worked since 1978 as a groundskeeper on campus. He was a published poet.

In the 1960s, he had been a Peace Corps volunteer in Venezuela, teaching sports and middle school English.

He was interested in genealogy, music, bird-watching, cooking and travel. An avid reader of all genres, he especially enjoyed American history. Using his historical knowledge, he traced his family tree, and was investigating a missing connection in the Board family. He had an extensive list of birds, and enjoyed experimenting with foods from different cultures and countries.

Besides his mother, he leaves his wife of 32 years, Nancy R. (Dunn) Board; and an uncle.

Memorial gifts may be made to WFCR, Hampshire House, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003.