YORKTOWN - Thursday morning, Nov. 8, 2012, at age 91, Paul Bosta went to his heavenly home to be once again with his beloved wife, the late Jane Bosta.
Paul was a lifelong resident of York County. At the age of 21, he enlisted to serve his country in the U.S. Navy, earning honors and decoration for his service with the Seabees in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Truly a member of "the greatest generation," Paul was honorably discharged at the rating of carpenter's mate (CM2c), with the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medals & the World War II Victory Medal.
Paul then enjoyed a 25-year career with NASA. Working enthusiastically as a model maker, Paul was part of the earliest days of our national space exploration program. His masterful carpentry skills were of great use in crafting precision templates and mockups for missiles especially. His efforts helped to literally lay the groundwork that allowed the United States to reach for the stars and put a man on the surface of the moon.
In his retirement, he loved few things more than mowing the lawn and tending his waterfront property overlooking Wormley Creek. More than all of this however, his love and care for his family were central throughout his life.
He leaves behind his two daughters, Paula Bell and her husband Ed, Joann Jenkins and her husband Junior; and nieces, Marian Henry, Mary Ann Guy and Mary Alice Reich. Paul was also much loved by his grandchildren, Corey Bell and his wife Joanna, Heather Bell, Calvin Jenkins and his wife Jolene, Lori Shiflette and Jamie Goodridge. He was also blessed to see five great-grandchildren born which brought him great joy.
The family would like to express their appreciation to all who so graciously offered love and care during this time, especially Mrs. Geri Sutton and Mrs. Sheryl Banks.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. A reception will be held at 3 p.m. at Seaford Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, [email protected], 1-877-958-2233. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2012