Boyd Briskin

by | Oct 20, 2014 | Obituaries

Riverside , Cal if—Boyd Briskin, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2014.

Born in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 1932, Boyd moved as a youth to Riverside, Calif.

He was active in Scouting, earning the rank of Eagle Scout and as an adult working with scouts and being awarded the Silver Beaver. He played clarinet as a teen in the ROTC Band and throughout his life, and graduated Riverside Polytechnic High School at age 16 and University of California, Los Angeles at 20. He attended Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. After World War II he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska as a file clerk.

Boyd practiced family law in Riverside, where he also volunteered at a free legal clinic. He was active on the board of Riverside Temple Beth El, eventually serving as its president. He founded Tel-Law, a call-in service offering free legal advice. He and his wife, Sylvia, were supporters of the Riverside Symphony Orchestra, underwriting two chairs. Sylvia and Boyd were early members of the Riverside Folk Song Society, in which they remained active for many years.

He was the father of Cantor Wally (Tammy) Schachet-Briskin of Virginia Beach and Randy Briskin of Atlanta. He was the grandfather of Channa and Micah Schachet-Briskin and Jennifer, Allison and Michael Briskin.

A funeral service was held at Temple Beth El in Riverside, Calif., with interment at Olivewood Memorial Park. A memorial service also took place at Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk.