BOSHER, Bernard E., 87, of Mechanicsville, Va., went to be with his Lord on February 26, 2013 at his home. Mr. Bosher was born May 26, 1925 in Richmond, Va. to Robert and Mollie Bosher. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary P. Bosher; his beloved son, Robbie; his parents and his brother, Robert. Mr. Bosher is survived by his beloved son, David Bosher; devoted daughter-in-law, Ruthie Bosher; beloved granddaughter, Megan Middleton and her husband, Ryan; beloved grandson, Jeremy Worley and his wife, Kim; and a great-granddaughter, Ella; beloved granddaughter, Carissa Mathews and her husband, Trip; and great-grandson, Robbie; and great-granddaughter, Tori; his sister, Joyce Powell of Charles City, Va.; his sister, Betty Alexander of Richmond, Va.; and his dear cousin, Jim Hufner of Mechanicsville, Va., and his wife, Alice, and their daughters, Dee Hufner and Joann Hufner. Other surviving relatives include many cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as, devoted friends. Bernard grew up in Richmond and in Hanover County and served as an infantryman in the U.S. Army's Ninth Infantry Division in World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star, among other achievements, for his valor and sacrifices in several theaters of action, including the D-Day Invasion at Utah Beach, the Hurtgen Forest, the Ardennes and the capture and crossing of the Bridge at Remagen. After the war, he served for several years as a guard at Spandau prison in Berlin, Germany. He was an electrician by trade and was a lifelong member of IBEW Local 666. He was an avid collector, a well-read and self-taught expert on Civil War history, an avid UVA sports fan and a harmonica player. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and family, completing several cross-country trips over the years. But foremost, he was a kind and humble man who made each person he met feel important, always showing an interest in and finding time to the listen and talk to everyone. He was a former member of both New Bridge Baptist Church and Sandston Baptist Church and was a current member of Northside Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Va. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. A memorial service for Mr. Bosher will be conducted on Friday, March 1, at 11 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations may be made to Northside Baptist Church.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.