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Douglas J. Bohn, age 71, of Stratford entered into eternal rest with his loving family by his side on October 19, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Carole Ann (Palo) Bohn, his wife of 47 years. Douglas was born in Hartford, WI on June 25, 1941 to the late Stewart Frank and Loretta Katherine (Gebhard) Bohn. Douglas dedicated his entire career of 45 years to Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. He began in 1964 as a mathematics professor and ended as the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and University Registrar. He was viewed as a model of courage, faith, persistence, and dedication to many students and the growth of the University. Annually his name is honored by the University with the "Doug Bohn Unsung Hero Award". In recognition of his long and rewarding career, Douglas was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University. He was the loving and devoted father of Cheryl LeBlanc and her husband Kevin of Newnan GA, Stewart Bohn, Holly Tonner and her husband John of Bronx, NY, and James Bohn and his wife Amy of Stratford, CT. He was also a loving grandfather to seven grandchildren, Ashley, Andrew, Kaitlyn, Kevin, Emily, Alison, and Gavin. He is also survived by several cousins. In his retirement, Douglas truly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved researching family history, was an avid sports fan, and collected model trains. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, October 22, 2012 between the hours of 4 to 8pm at Dennis & D'Arcy - Abriola & Kelemen Funeral Home, 2611 Main Street Stratford. On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, friends and family are invited directly to Our Lady of Grace Church, 497 Second Hill Lane, Stratford at 10:00 am for a Mass of Christian Burial with Monsignor Martin Ryan officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Shelton. The family would like to give a special thank you to the Doctors, nurses and staff in the Surgical ICU at St. Vincent's Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations made to St. Vincent Medical Center. To offer online condolences please visit www.dennisanddarcy.com
Published in Connecticut Post from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2012