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Michael Bosko

In Loving Memory of Michael Bosko March 14, 1917 - October 19, 2012 Resident of Pinole, CA Mr. Michael Bosko passed away at home with his family by his side. Daughter, Mrs. Bonnie L. Bosko-Dacayo; Son-in-law, Edwin; Son, Michael E. Bosko; Fiance, Amy and her daughter, Desiree. Mr. Bosko was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Leila Mae Bosko (Morse) of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Born in Detroit, MI, his family moved to Long Island, NY at an early age. He enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1941, during WWII (European Theater) and after transitioning into the newly formed branch of the U.S. Air Force served in Asia during the Korean Conflict and then in Vietnam before retiring in 1969 as a Master Sergeant. Mr. Bosko left active duty and entered the reserves until 1975. While waiting for the recall that never came, he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring for good in 1982. He was an umpire in the service, officiating many inter-service baseball games. He was an avid Giants and 49ers fan. He loved to garden and grow his own vegetables. He was a great barbecuer and all around good cook. Mr. Bosko was considered to be a professional poker player throughout his military and civilian life. He was a regular at the "Oaks Card Club" in Emeryville, CA for over 30 plus years. He would average 3-4 trips a week to the club, where he was treated like family by the management and staff. The Bosko family traveled and lived in many duty stations in Florida, South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Guam and finally, Riverside, CA, before settling first in Benicia, CA, then in Pinole, CA. The family would like to extend a great heart felt thank you to Miss Natalie Wolden, his care giver, who we considered a member of the family. Also, many thanks to the nursing staff at Sutter Care At Home. Mr. Bosko will be interred at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery on Oct. 31, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted to the Care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home Visit our guest book at www.NadeauFuneralHome.com 707-455-7700

Published in Contra Costa Times on Oct. 26, 2012
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