Richard D. Bohara Sr. Feb. 21, 1933 - May 8, 2014 NORWICH - Richard "Dick" Donald Bohara Sr. 81, of Norwich died Thursday evening at the New London Rehab in Waterford. He was born in Norwich on February 21, 1933 the son of the late Stephen and Anna (Szalankiewicz) Bohara. He was a 1951 graduate from the Norwich Free Academy. Dick was a veteran of Korean War
having enlisted in the U.S. Army
of April 27, 1953 and was honorably discharged on April 8, 1955 with the rank of PFC (T). He was last employed as a Engineer for the State of Ct Dept. of Transportation retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Elks and a long time member of the Norwich Golf Course. He was the loving husband of Joan (LaRue) Bohara. They were married at St. Joseph Church in Occum on June 21, 1958. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Richard Bohara Jr. and his wife Rosemary and David Bohara and his wife Laurie both of Norwich; one sister, Barbara Wheelock of Maryland; three granddaughters, June Bohara, Jennifer Scott and Cynthia Stolaronek; two grandsons, Brett and Justin Bohara and one great grandson, Kevin Scott and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters and four brothers. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the Guillot Funeral Home, 75 South B. St., Taftville followed by a Graveside Service at Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich with Military Honors at 11:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Boucher Memorial Scholarship P.O. Box 29 Uncasville, CT 06382 or to the Waterford Animal Control, 71 Avery Lane, Waterford, CT 06385.