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Boehm, David O.

Rochester : The Honorable David O. Boehm passed away peacefully January 14, 2013 with his family at his side. David was born to Bertha Boehm, May 3rd, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was predeceased by his sister, Joan Kritz of Arizona. He is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Pamela; daughters, Barbara Boehm of Rochester and Susan Boehm of Sydney, Australia; step-sons, Lee and Adam Goldman; their wives JoAnne and Kimberly; grandchildren, William and Rebekah Goldman of Fairhaven, MA and Adyson and Chase Goldman of Jupiter, FL; sister-in-law Anna Flagg of England.

Funeral services will be held on WEDNESDAY at 10 AM in the Sanctuary of Temple B'rith Kodesh (2131 Elmwood Ave). Interment, Mt. Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Irondequoit Country Club (4045 East Ave.) from 2-5 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the East House at 259 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14607 and the Rochester Childfirst Network, 941 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. To leave a message of condolence, please visit:

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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Jan. 15, 2013.
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January 29, 2013
My deepest sympathy is extended to the family.
Robert Dowlut
January 28, 2013
Dear Barbie and Sue,
I was sad to hear of your father's death. I have wonderful childhood memories of coming over to your house for slumber parties, sleepovers and fun! Your Dad was always telling jokes and making me feel special and welcome. Mayhis memory be a blessing.
Rochelle Phillips
January 23, 2013
Good Night and Good Bye from "Down Under"!

So many years ago, I recall David's stimulating conversations at family dinners. His friendly and warm manner made me feel comfortable and welcome.

Then, as the years past,on different occasions, my sons, Jeffrey and Gregory, returned to the West coast after visiting in Rochester. They recounted the happy times hearing Uncle David's stories of fishing and hunting and how they enjoyed getting a glimpse of life in the Judges Chambers.

But, my best memories of David took place in San Francisco at a time after
Bob's tragic death when I was to follow my new destiny and move to Australia. David spoke eloquently as he gave the wedding toast to Scotty and myself. I cherish those words to this day, 35 years later.

Sincere condolences to Susie, Barbie, and Pamela.
Lillian Scott
January 23, 2013
Dear Pamela:

I shall miss my dear cousin David, but am blessed by the beauty, simplicity and enormity of our work together to reunite David with his sister, Joan, when they were both in their eighties, having been apart for over 80 years. I'd like to think that a man who was so fortunate in love (you), so exceptional in the law, and so compassionate a neighbor (ask the Boys & Girls Clubs, where I worked) lived a singular, important and wonderful life. But I'll miss him all the same.
Paul Nebenzahl
January 21, 2013
To The Boehm family: Judge Boehm and I were the only Philadelphians to serve on the Courts of Monroe County, N.Y. I grew up within a 1/2 mile of St Joseph's College, in Bala-Cynwyd, Pa. Judge Boehm was a graduaate of St Joseph's College.
We had much more in common. We both were History buffs, and students of the U.S. Constitution.He was amazed when he learned, in a random conversation, that I knew September 17th, 1787 was the day the drafted Constitution was forwarded to the States for ratification. He was transfixed when I advised him that parts of the Constitution derived from the Petition of Right submitted to Charles I of England in 1629.
He and I shared many such moments, but as we die, we shall not be replaced. We were members of the "old order" which must give way to the new. Regardless, both of us have lived happily in the years God gave us, and in passing are grateful for having lived so well in such a splendid time.
May the angels lead him into paradise, and may he rest there in peace. Judge Regan
John Manning Regan
January 18, 2013
Dave Boehm was, I am proud to say, my mentor, confidant, adviser and friend for more than 30 years. When David first visited our home in Westchester County, our two-year-old daughter called him David Judge Boehm. And while she was technically correct--he was then a County Court judge, a more accurate description might have been David JUSTICE Boehm, for "Justice" should have been his middle name. David was just, not only in his dealings with those who appeared before him in his judicial capacity, but also in his interactions with all people.
For many years we exchanged birthday presents, and they were always books. He read voraciously, a highly intelligent and gentle man always striving to learn more and to share his love of reading with his friends. If there is such a word, he was a "librivore." He read about the law, of course, philosophy, religion, politics, fishing, hunting, history--about anything else that piqued his broad curiosity. He once in a letter to me, "So many books, so little time." And even though he lived to 90, there never could have been enough time--especially for the three beloved women in his life, his wife Pam and daughters Susie and Barb, to whom we offer our deepest sympathy.
Donald Zuckerman
January 15, 2013
To Pamela and the entire Boehm family - My heart goes out to all of you during this very sad time. I remember fondly working with Judge Boehm as his administrative assistant during his years at Harris Beach. Never will I forget this kind and gentle man.
Carol Mandrino
January 15, 2013
Judge Boehm was a wonderful person and a fine jurist; bright and truly honorable. It was a pleasure to appear before him. I am very sorry for your loss.
Joel Goldman
January 15, 2013
Even though I was a young newspaper reporter fresh out of college in 1969, I sensed that David Boehm was a different kind of judge. He was compassionate; he was sensible; he was so up to date on all manner of events and so well-read that he would sprinkle his decisions with quotes from the latest Time or Newsweek magazine or from a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story on Sherlock Holmes. I left in late 1970, but we kept in touch sporadically. On a visit to Rochester a decade ago, we had lunch and seemed to pick up as if little time had passed since we previously talked. I've covered courts in several states for years, and David was, on many levels, the best judge I've ever known. He will be missed.
Jim Granelli
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Dear Pam. My symaphy is with you. David was such a vibrant, intelligent and loving person. He will be missed by all.
Hope to see you soon. Peggy
January 15, 2013
My condolences Judge Boehm's family. I was his County Court law clerk in 1969. He was always gracious & welcoming whenever I saw him in the years since then.
Fred Holbrook
January 15, 2013
Rochester Childfirst Network sends its condolences to the family and friends of the Honorable David Boehm. RCN has been blessed with his family's support. May your hearts be filled with joyful memories.
Noreen Boje
January 15, 2013
God saw you getting tired and rest was meant to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered "Come to Me." With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, a brilliant mind at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. One dear friend will surely be missed. Pamela and family, my heart, love and prayers are with you today. Colette
Colette McClou
January 15, 2013
A fair judge ,one of the real judges.He was gracious to me as a teenager and showed me patience when i was in court and gave me chances ,without him being open minded i would have went to jail and didnt need to...god bless ..judge Boehm
louie ruggeri
January 14, 2013
With deepest sadness and sympathy, that a true light in the world has departed–--a light of brilliance, fairness and diligent commitment in his work, a light of respect and graciousness to all, and a light of wisdom, caring and gentleness of soul. Judge David Boehm, you will be greatly missed.
Diane Harris
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