Kunkleton, Pa., farrier Boyd G. Gannon Sr. passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at home. He was 78.

Gannon had owned and operated Boyd G. Gannon Horseshoeing for 45 years. He had a wide network of clients and friends. He had been an owner and breeder of American Quarter Horses for more than 5 decades. He rode cutting horses for the past 20 years and competed in national competitions from Florida to New York. He and his wife Darcy owned and operated Mountain View Farm in Kunkletown since 1984.

Boyd was a founding member of the large-animal rescue group, Pocono Animal Rescue, which was established in September 2000, after the rescue of four starving horses in the Cresco area. He became certified as a humane police officer in April 2001 and subsequently assisted in the rescue of a number of neglected horses, cows, goats and pigs in the area. He was also a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the National Cutting Horse Association.

He served our country with dedication and courage in the U.S. Army National Guard.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at Gower Funeral Home & Crematory, 1426 Route 209, Gilbert. Family and friends are welcome to offer their condolences from 2 p.m. until time of service, Sunday, Jan. 24, at the funeral home. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in loving memory of Boyd G. Gannon Sr. to Pocono Animal Rescue, 127 Carriage Lane, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.

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