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JOHN H. BOECKEL



JOHN H. BOECKEL

Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. October 27, 2012 at Paula Quick Hall, 669 Country Club Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28311. He died August 14, 2012 at home in Fayetteville, NC where he lived with wife Emily. Born March 13, 1927 to Florence Brewer and Richard M. Boeckel in Washington, DC. He graduated Duke University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and served Navy. He earned his Master's of Science Degree at RIT. He worked Naval Surface Weapons Laboratory in 1960. Was elected Who's Who in Engineering. He worked at NASA as Director of Engineering at Goddard Spaceflight Center in the late 1970's a position held until he retired in 1988
John was truly a great man, always have a positive attitude and outlook on life. He enjoyed building wooden boats and loved the water. His memory will be cherish by his beloved wife Emily Boeckel of Fayetteville, NC; his two sons Timothy Boeckel (Laura) of Kentucky and Dave Boeckel of Oregon: step daughter Latoya Green (Antwuan) of Fay, NC; step son Gregory Chamberlin (Chantal) of Maryland; seven grandchildren, nephew and lots of love ones.
We love and miss you dearly  



Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 16, 2012
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