Bob Boehm

  Obituary from the Lambert Funeral Home:

Robert W. Boehm, of Bedford died peacefully on January 17, 2022. 

Born in Englewood, New Jersey on June 27th, 1943, he was the son of Gerhard Boehm and Lillian (Bursian) Boehm. He graduated from Bergenfield High School in 1961 and is in the Bergenfield High School Basketball Hall of Fame. Bob went on to play NCAA basketball for The University of Rhode Island, where he graduated with a degree in Mathematics in 1966. Bob's dedication to country had him serve in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War as an aviator. Prior to his retirement, Bob had been a commercial pilot for Delta Airlines for 30 years. 

Robert enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. His stories and incredible memory for sports stats and obscure facts always entertained. Bob was an active grandfather who never shied from spending time at a driving range or golf course to pass along his passion for golf. Bob was also a devout Catholic with an unwavering faith, who celebrated 54 years of marriage to his wife, Michaele (Welch) Boehm. 

In addition to his wife, Bob is remembered by his daughter Kacey Graham and husband Michael, daughter Ryan Meyskins and husband Eli, sister Karen Kuhlmann and husband Chuck & family, brother Bruce H. Boehm (deceased) and wife Lorna Ray & family, Brother-in-law Barry Welch (deceased) and wife Carol Welch, Brother-in-law Terry Welch and wife Diana. Bob will be deeply missed by his grandchildren Kiley, Quinn, Teagan and Bowie. 

Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, Manchester, will be Thursday, February 3rd from 4 to 7 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 4th at 10 am at St. Stanislaus Church, 5 Green Street, Nashua. The family requests immediate family only for procession and final prayers at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford, NH.

From Kacey Boehm Graham to Bob Lange

"Thank you so very much for the flowers sent on behalf of B Company.

My dad would have loved this gesture from his fellow Marines. It has been a rough few days but we have found comfort in the fact that the greater the love, the greater the loss. He was a gentle giant, a sweet dad, a committed and loving husband, a good friend, a true patriot and a man of conviction and great faith.

He will be sorely missed.

Thank you so much for the lovely flowers. They were directly next to him.

All my best


From The Bennington Banner, Bennington VT, June 26, 1967:

From The Herald-News (Passaic NJ, December 15, 2015:

From, July 18, 2018, J.C. BaumullerTwin-Boro News:

"Sports Hall of Fame: Bergenfield inducts newest members

'No better shooter'

John Quinn spoke for hall of fame inductee Bob Boehm and the 1960-61 basketball team that went 23-3 and won the Don Bosco Christmas Tournament, the Bergen County Jamboree and the BCSL league title.

Boehm was named First Team All-County that year and he tallied 20 points against Ridgewood in the Bergen County Jamboree championship game. In the quarterfinals Boehm scored 39 points in a 73-41 win over River Dell, including going 13-for-13 from the free throw line.

"There was no better shooter who ever played for Bergenfield High School," Quinn said. "If you tried to stop him by fouling him he did not miss foul shots."

Boehm walso a standout pitcher on the Bears baseball team. After high school he played basketball at the University of Rhode Island and got to play in the NCAA Tournament. He joined ROTC there and flew an A-6 Intruder for the Marine Corps in South Vietnam in 1969. Later he was a pilot for Delta from 1973-2003."

Dave Taylor wrote:

"Sad news! "Larger than life " is an apt description.Playing basketball at URI he was close to several Blacks and he picked up all the lingo.

One of his favorites was when you asked if he was going to a game or party or whatever he would respond "Q7 baby"

It turns out that there was a bar near URI with a juke box and if you pressed Q7 you would get the song "I'll Be There"

RIP Boomer and we all will Q7 with you sometime

See ya then..."


"Sad to hear. I roomed with the Boomer at Camp All America basketball camp while I was in high school. The Camp was actually at NY Military Academy (home of Donald Trump). I knew the Boomer in high school where he was an All county player along with my brother. Of course I knew him in college and TBS and we roomed together periodically in Pensacola although in different programs. Sad to see him go. Great guy.

Boomer and I were pretty good friends."


"Boomer averaged 5.1 ppg as a sophomore and about 3.5 rebs/game at USMA (Bobby Knight may have been his coach) before he left under an honor code violation. A friend of men in that class said the honor code would not be enforceable today. It was a large net, essentially catching people who might have knowledge, either direct or hearsay of those "cheating". 

I always thought the Boomer got a bum rap on that. He was not one of the directly accused. 

Bob Frame and I played on the Goshawk team with him while awaiting commencement of flight. We lost one game all year and that was to FSU (freshman) who had, the even then, formidable Dave Cowens. Lost that game in overtime by 1 point. 

The Boomer was an early trash talker. Must have been his Bergenfield roots. The game where he was written up was against my high school team, where my brother was also a first team All-County player. They were 19-1 in league play and led the league. But the Boomer lit it up that night. My brother went on to be Captain of Yale and also in the USMC, where he played for the Quantico Marines for a couple of years."

Bill Sheridan sent:

"Boomer was madly in love with Michaele from the time he met her at URI

From Andy & Tracy Vaart:

"Was wondering if the raucous images of First Platoon, B Company, included a shot of Bob Boehm. See attached. Might the tall 3rd Lt. in the image on the right at the rear right be him? Judging only by height and connection to image in this":

Dave Taylor again:

"I think it is the Boomer in the second photo standing taller than anyone in the back right/center. I also think that may be Randy Brundage in the far right of the second photo. Of course Ace seems to be hogging center in both pictures."

Bill Sheridan again:

"Pretty sure that is Bob - definitely not Norm. When we were in flight school Norm, Dick Morin, Dave Taylor and I had a house on Pensacola Beach.  Unfortunately Norm and Dick got shot down and did not make it back from Nam."

From Mike Wholley:

"I remember Bob well. Hard to forget a guy that big! And his wife, who went by “Michael” was a really nice person.

If I remember correctly, Bob went into A-6 Intruders because he needed the extra room.

A good guy."


Updated on: January 27, 2022

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