TROY - Robert A. Boze, 87, of Troy, passed away at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at his residence. He was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Troy, to the late Herbert and Estella (West) Boze. His wife of 57 years, Donna M. (Burnside) Boze, preceded him in death March 22, 2008.
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He is survived by his three daughters and a son-in-law, Rebecca Brandyberry of Troy, Kathy and Dale Brewer of Troy and Paula McCarty and fiancé, Gary Miller of Fairborn; brother, Elmer Boze of Piqua; sister, Florine Boze of Sidney; nine grandchildren; one special granddaughter; 15 great-grandchildren; and three special great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Boze was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, John Brandyberry and Randall McCarty, as well as eight brothers and sisters.
Mr. Boze attended the First Church of God in Sidney, and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He retired from Delco Air in Moraine, in 1980, after 37 years of service. He was a great dad and grandfather and he will be greatly missed.
Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, at the Piqua United Pentecostal Church, 651 West Ash St., Piqua, with Pastor Gary Wagner officiating. The VFW Memorial Honor Guard will perform at the conclusion of the services at the church. The family will receive friends after the services. Burial will take place at the Riverside Cemetery in Troy. Baird Funeral Home, Troy, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Mr. Boze in care of the funeral home.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Apr. 11, 2013