Jack (John) R. Bosen, born July 3, 1935, in Columbus, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. He is predeceased by both parents and his brother Herbert. Confirmed in the Lutheran Faith, Missouri synod.
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Survived by wife of 55 years, Marjorie; four sons, Kenneth & wife Patricia, grandsons Adam and Eric of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Kevin & wife Cynthia, grandchildren Jamie, Tanya, & Thor of Fredericksburg, Va., Peter & wife Carmen, grandchildren Ethan and Kate of Richmond Hill, Ga., and David Bosen of Aberdeen, Md.; sister, Anna George of Thornport, Ohio.
Four year U.S. Navy Seabees veteran during the end of the Korean War. Rose to first class petty officer. Served with MCB Five in Subic Bay, Philippines, Adak and Kodiak, Alaska. Graduated Ohio State University while working full time; BS Marketing; fellow alumni with Marjorie.
Marjorie and Jack lived their adult life together in five states on the east coast. Employment history as a sales and business manager in construction and farm equipment industry and was self-employed; specialty construction company. Volunteered and directed The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum boat school. Also instructor and one of the directors of the now known as Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School at the Upper Bay Museum in Maryland.
Retired to his dream home in Florida on the river. State volunteer with new friends at Crystal River Boat Builders where they are currently building a 19th Century full-sized replica of the USS Wartapoo.
Memorial service was Thursday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Roberts Funeral Home, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, Fla. On Friday, Jan. 24, 2013, interment in the Florida National Cemetery, 6502 S.W. 102nd Ave., Bushnell. Condolences may be left at robertsofdunnellon.com.
Published in Riverland News on Jan. 31, 2013