Mayor Boyd Thurgood passed away on August 30, 2018; he served Syracuse City as Mayor from 1973 to 1985. While he served, Mayor Thurgood was instrumental in many projects, most notably the development of the secondary water system.
He was a proud member of the Army and served in the Korean War and worked at DDO after his service. He was a wonderful member of his community and beloved by many. The Syracuse Police Department held an honorary escort for Mayor Thurgood to his final resting place in the Syracuse City Cemetery.