Edward Bosha, Jr., 97, of Palmyra, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at Londonderry Village in Palmyra. He was born Friday, Jan. 11, 1924 in Slatington, PA, to the late Edward, Sr. and Gertrude (Grammes) Bosha. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Beverly (Williams) Bosha.
He graduated in 1942 from James M. Coughlin High School and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, earning the Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, and Victory Medal. He was a Mason and a member of Landmark Lodge No. 442 F&AM of PA. He was also a longtime member of Parsons Primitive Methodist Church. He worked for Central Railroad of NJ, retiring as a traveling freight agent. He and his wife served as house parents at the Milton Hershey School for several years. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, all facets of history, woodworking, and was a gifted tradesman with many technical talents and was a gifted storyteller. He loved his family and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by a son, Duane J. Mohr, of Hollidaysburg, two daughters, Lynn Cimera, (husband, John) of Algonquin, IL, and Gail Ponti (husband, Joseph, Jr.) of Harrisburg, two grandchildren, Veronica Ponti, of Manassas, VA, and Cailey Cimera, of Algonquin, IL, a sister, Elaine Golembiewski, of Harrisburg, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Eugene, and his sister, Mary.
Burial with full military honors will take place on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 at 9 a.m. at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. A celebration of life will be held following the burial at 11:30 a.m. at Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra, PA 17078, with Chaplain Mary Eller officiating. Family and friends are invited for visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his honor to Londonderry Village, Good Samaritan Fund, 1200 Grubb Rd., Palmyra, or www.londonderryvillage.org.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.finkenbinderfamily.com