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BOEHME Chief Robert A. ret. Our Dad was a great man. First and foremost he was always the protector and peacemaker. As a young man Dad lettered every year in baseball, football, and basketball at Bedford High School. Bedford honored Dad years later by inducting him into their hall of fame, calling him one of the "Greatest Athletes" to ever attend the school. After High School, Dad joined the United States Marine Corps, where he pitched for the Marine Corps baseball team. After the Marine Corps Dad became a Toledo Police Officer where he served ten years as a patrol officer and detective. Dad then became the Deputy Lucas County Sheriff, until he founded the Sylvania Township Police Department in 1968. Our Dad designed the uniforms, badges, and the vision of the department. Today "peace is our profession" remains as the fundamental statement behind the department. Randy and Robert Boehme Jr. Robert A. Boehme, 76, a longtime resident of Sylvania Township, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. Bob retired as Chief of the Sylvania Township Police Department in 1987. He was proud to have been one of the founding members of Crime Stoppers. Bob was a member of the National Chiefs of Police, the Marine Corp League, the Masonic Lodge, Zenobia Shrine, Scottish Rite, the Jesters, the Arab Patrol, the American Legion, and the V.F.W. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 55 years, Evelyn Boehme; sons, Robert Jr. and Randy (Susan) Boehme; grandchildren, Kelsey, Connor, Benjamin, and Madison; brothers, Richard (Lola) and Ronald (Donna) Boehme. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Edna (Shannon) Boehme. Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH, Thursday, January 7th from 4 - 8 p.m., where the Marine Corps League will conduct services at 7 p.m. Bob's life will be celebrated at the Olivet Lutheran Church Friday at 11 a.m., where friends are invited to gather one-hour prior. Chief Boehme will be laid to rest, with Military Honors, at Toledo Memorial Park. Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider the Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Family and friends wishing to share a memory of Bob or offer a condolence to his family are encouraged to do so at www.reebfuneralhome.com

Published in Toledo Blade from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2010
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