ARROWHEAD BEACH (DRESDEN, N.Y.) - Oliver A. Boucher Sr. of Arrowhead Beach (Dresden, NY) passed away peacefully on April 27th at the Keuka Comfort Care Home. He was, as he loved to say, ninety-one and a half.
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Services and burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking to consider making a donation to Keuka Comfort Care Home in Penn Yan, N.Y.
Oliver was born on June 6, 1921 in Geneva, N.Y. to Helen (Thibodeault) and Philias J. Boucher Sr. He served in the US ARmy as a radio communications technician during World War II stationed in Papau, New Guinea and Brisbane, Australia. He met his beloved wife, Kathleen (Newton) of Sydney, Australia after hearing her sweet voice over radio transmissions during his deployment there. They were married in Brisbane, Australia in 1945. Oliver and Kathleen settled in Geneva, N.Y. and he began a 35 year career as an engineer with the New York Telephone Company. The couple had two children, Oliver Jr. and Suzanne and the family relocated to Syracuse in 1957.
Following his retirement, he and Kathleen moved to the family's cottage, "White Caps" on Seneca Lake. He loved everything about living on the lake, including fishing, sailing his catamaran and hosting gatherings for family and friends. He remained at "White Caps" until one week before his passing. Oliver was an active community volunteer. He belonged to the American Legion, the Republican Party, New York Telephone Pioneers, Ham Radio Operators, served as President of the Arrowhead Beach Association and volunteered at the Keuka Arts Festival.
Oliver is survived by his sister, Charlotte McMahon of Richmond, Va.; and will be forever missed by his son, Oliver Boucher Jr. (Katleen) of Doylestown, Penn.; daughter, Suzanne (Richard) Willson of Penn Yan; grandchildren, Jennifer Green (Daniel) of Okinawa, Japan, Christine Willson of Rochester, N.Y., Oliver Boucher III and Aubrey Boucher of Doylestown, Penn.; and two great-grandsons, Aidan and Jack Green of Okinawa, Japan, many loving nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife Kathleen (Newton) of Sydney, Australia; and his second wife, Ardith (Miller) of Michigan; sisters, Eleanor (Boucher), Marie (Harkin), Priscilla (Hill), Alice (Kirkwood), Christine (Corby), and brother Phillias Boucher Jr.
Published in Finger Lakes Times from May 5 to May 7, 2013