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Karl Bosch

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Bosch, Karl

Karl Bosch, a resident of Chappaqua, passed away peacefully on November 14, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Born on March 21, 1935 in Hagaman/ Amsterdam, New York, Mr. Bosch was a son of Barbara and Tobias Bosch. He graduated from Amsterdam High School and joined the Navy Flight School in Florida. He transferred to active duty on patrol on the submarine USS Pom Pom during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged after three years and returned home to attend Russell Sage College.

After graduation, Mr. Bosch joined IBM for four years. Then he was employed by Allied Stores in the comptroller's office for five years, traveling around the country. His next position was comptroller for Macmillan Publishers in New York City. He realized his dream when he purchased Miller and Van Winkle Spring Company in 1971. His company manufactured springs of many sizes, from ten foot long springs for tunnels to small ones for door and window locks. His two factories were located in Pelham, New York and Paterson, New Jersey.

Once retired in 1993, Mr. Bosch pursued his dream of travel on all seven continents, including the Arctic, India, South Africa, Morocco, and all the countries in Europe.

Mr. Bosch was a longtime sailor on the Long Island Sound and in the Caribbean. He was a member of the Campfire Club of America.

His first wife Dorothy died in 1985.

Mr. Bosch is survived by his wife Shelagh; by sons Kurt Bosch (Nancy) and Greg Bosch; by stepchildren Caitlin Whitacre (Morgan), Brien Slockbower, James Slockbower (Suellen), Stephen Slockbower, and Jay Frank (Jim Donovan); by four grandchildren; and by his brother John Bosch (Dena) of Schenectady.

Mr. Bosch will be greatly missed. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. His sense of humor will always remain with his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 3 pm at St Mark's Episcopal Church, 85 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549.


Published in the The Journal News on Nov. 20, 2013
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