Max Leroy Boas, 73, Columbus, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at his residence.
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Mr. Boas was a member of New Hope Christian Church and attended Community Church of Columbus. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed building things and doing projects around the house and gardening. Earlier in life, he enjoyed camping, sailing and powerboating. He retired from Cummins Engine Co. in 1993 after 31 years of service. While at Cummins he worked in engine research and development engineering, product engineering and quality engineering. He began a second career after retirement from Cummins and worked for Turmatic Systems Inc. as regional service manager and retired after five years of service. Thereafter, he worked as a quality engineer at Maximum Spindle Utilization and consulted as a quality engineer at Cummins Engine plants. He attended Purdue University and Cummins Technical Apprenticeship.
Born June 23, 1939, in Seymour, he was the son of Ralph Boas and Margaret Holmes Boas.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, the former Bonnie Jean Jenkins; sons, Brett (Kelly) Boas, Columbus, Scott (Sharleen) Boas, Enid, Okla., and Wesley (Julie) Boas, Columbus; grandchildren, Kristen Boas, Ashley Boas, Charles Boas, Corey Carr, Jessica Carr, Jaime Boas, Emma Boas and Austin Boas; great-grandson, Carter Brickert; and another great-grandson on the way; sister, Marlene Boas Stark, Pendleton; and brothers, William (Ann) Beck and Kelly (Sherri) Beck, both of Indianapolis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Boas and Margaret Boas Beck; stepfather, Walter Beck; and his older infant brother, Richard L. Boas.
Chuck Coleman will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Community Church of Columbus. Burial will be at Holmes Family Cemetery, Me-dora, with his brother, Bill Beck, officiating.
Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home, Washington Street, Columbus and from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana, the
or the Community Church of Columbus Building Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to the Boas family at www.barkesweaverglick.com.
Published in Tribune from July 13 to July 17, 2012