DELRAY BEACH — Ralph Goodrich Boalt II of Delray Beach died on July 28. He was 83. He was born June 28, 1937, in Ramsey, Minnesota, the son of Eben L. & Virginia M. Boalt.
Mr. Boalt was a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee and played pro football in Canada. He was a CEO for Kentucky Fried Chicken. Mr. Boalt lived in Delray Beach most of his adult life and was instrumental along with Maury Power in starting the legendary St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Mr. Boalt was an amazing, kind, generous, handsome, 6-foot-6 man who possessed a positive attitude even with his 30-plus-year battle with MS. He found great enjoyment dining with all his dear friends. The funeral service was private.
— Obituary submitted by the family