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)
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:
Herald-News (Passaic NJ, December 15, 2015:
From NorthJersey.com, 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
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."
"Larger than life " is an apt description.Playing basketball
at URI he was close to several Blacks and he picked up all the
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
"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."
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
thought the Boomer got a bum rap on that. He was not one of the
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
& 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
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
"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."
"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
A good guy."