InLiquid is saddened to announce the passing of John Boyko, Jr.. John was not only a Member of the InLiquid Board but the loving supportive husband of InLiquid's Founder and Executive Director Rachel Zimmerman. He will be much missed by us all.
John Boyko (66) passed away on August 7th in hospice care, surrounded by the love of friends and family. He is survived by his wife, Rachel Zimmerman, and their children, Ivan and Sasha Boyko; his sisters Laura Boyko Maola (David, Dean, Graham); Lynda Wolf Brotemarkle (Eric, Rebecca, Samuel), and Charlotte Louise Wolf Mark (W. Steven, W. Steven, Jr., Shelley Becca, Reagan, James, Stephanie, Lily, Benjamin, and Charles); an extensive extended family that includes a tight-knit group of friends from Radnor High School. He was predeceased by his parents, John Boyko, Sr and Betty Claypoole Boyko, and his brother-in-law Barry Brotemarkle. John went to Temple University and the London School of Economics.
John lived a diverse life with many interests and passions. In London, John worked as a fellow at the British Library, in the states as a Political Economist, and as a photographer, videographer, and graphic designer. He worked as a horse wrangler in Colorado and New Mexico and also worked with horses in Florida. But at his core, John was an incredibly talented musician. A gifted guitarist, bassist, vocalist, songwriter, engineer, and producer. John did engineering and production for various bands at his studio in Manayunk, also known as the Hall of Beets, with the record label Beet Records. He traveled extensively with many bands such as Pantera throughout the United States and played on the same bill as Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins (among others) with his band Meth 25. Before his passing, John had started working on an unfinished memoir. John could never remember the words for jokes but laughed until his eyes teared. He loved the South West, animals, riding horses, fishing, baseball, cooking for others, and most importantly, his family. A celebration of life will take place, TBD. Donations in his name can be made to InLiquid, where John was a board member for many years, and Northwestern Stables, where his daughter, Sasha, is part of their IEA equestrian team.
In John's memory the John Boyko Memorial Campaign was launched.