Joseph G. Boden, 74, of Genesee, died on the morning of Saturday Nov. 27, 2021 at UPMC Cole. He was born Sept. 19, 1947 in Chester to Joseph H. and Alice (Everett) Boden.
He graduated from Coudersport High School, entered the Army and served his country in the Viet Nam War.
On Aug. 17, 1968 he married Wanda Denhoff with whom he shared 53 years of marriage while raising their two children.
Joe loved sports. He was an avid Phillies, Nittany Lions and Redskins fan, and he enjoyed golfing, playing softball, bowling, hunting, fishing, and camping.
He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Moose, and IAM 1580.
He was a a union officer and a machinist at Dresser-Rand where he worked for 39 years before retiring.
But he was best known for his good sense of humor and contagious laughter among friends.
Joe is survived by his wife, Wanda Boden of Genesee; a son, Joseph Boden II (Michele) of Genesee; a daughter, Renee' Boden of Coudersport; three grandchildren, Joseph Boden III (Taryn), Andrew Boden and Jake Boden (Hannah); four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pat Loy, Nina Boden and Christine Coole (Lawrence) and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Peggy Kelsey and a brother, Henry Lewis.
Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to Joseph's life from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Thomas Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St., Coudersport. A private funeral service for the immediate family will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation, Roswell Cancer Hospital or Wounded Warriors
To share a memory or condolence with his family visit www.thomasfickinger.com.
Published by Potter Leader-Enterprise from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7, 2021.