Richard M. "Dick" BOSS

BOSS, Richard M. "Dick" 80, of Temple Terrace, passed Jan. 16, 2014, born April 14, 1933, in Tampa to Eugene Boss and Marian Serafini. He was a 1951 graduate of Hillsborough High School and a 1955 graduate of the University of Florida where he earned a bachelors in business administration. While at UF, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He served in the Army for two years as a cryptographer stationed in Italy. Dick was employed by Liberty Mutual as a sales executive for 33 years, earning the award of Liberty Leader during his first year of employment. In 1969, he was inducted into the Sales Hall of Fame. He was a member of Temple Terrace United Methodist Church and Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club. Dick enjoyed tennis and golf and was an avid Gator fan. He will be remembered by his loving wife, Eleanor; children, Claudia Murphy of Jupiter, Andrea Davis (Ronald) of Evergreen, CO and Deanna Boss of Temple Terrace; five grandchildren, Michelle and Ryan Murphy, Aaron and Amanda Davis and Alan Boss-Shelby. Predeceased by son, Martin Alan Boss. A Celebration of Life, 1 pm, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at Woodmont Clubhouse, 415 Woodmont Avenue, Temple Terrace. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LifePath Hospice, 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637, Temple Terrace United Methodist Church, 5030 E. Busch Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33617 or the , Words of comfort may be expressed at


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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 19, 2014