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2000 47th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634
Phone: 970-353-1212
Fax: 970-353-4881
Joseph Boshinski

Joseph Boshinski

Saturday, February 28th, 1931 - Thursday, January 31st, 2019
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Joseph Boshinski, 87, of Greeley, passed away on January 31, 2019 in Greeley, Colorado. He was born to Charles and Anna (Dudek) Boshinski on February 28, 1931 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He is best remembered by his friends as Joe Bo.
Joe was raised on a dairy farm outside of Scranton, PA where he learned the value of a hard day’s work and respect for the land. He graduated from Honesdale High in 1949 and enlisted in the Air Force on July 11, 1950. While stationed at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, WY he made a trip to Greeley where he met the love of his life, Charlotte Henney, at Warnoco Skating Rink. Joseph proudly served during the Korean War and volunteered for active duty. The Air Force had other plans and sent him to Ernest Harmon Air Force Base in Newfoundland, Canada. Charlotte joined him there and they were married on February 2, 1952. Their first son, Joseph Allen was born in Newfoundland. They were then transferred to Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, WA where their daughter, Linda Susan, was born. After Joe’s discharge in July 1954 they moved their family back to Greeley where son, Matthew Charles, was born. Greeley remained their forever home.
Joe was a man of many talents which included playing the guitar and the harmonica, repairing old clocks, carpentry, creative writing, and fishing and hunting just to name a few. In his younger years he was an amateur boxer and fought in two semi-pro fights. In 1971 he purchased a plot of land in Big Elk Meadows. Along with family and friends, he began to fulfill his dream of building a mountain cabin, The Polish Ponderosa.
Joe was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church. He became interested in the Boy Scout Program in 1960 and dedicated 16 years as Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 3. He was a highly respected and tough leader who touched the lives of many young men. He was especially proud that both his sons are Eagle Scouts. He was recognized for his service with the following awards: Scouter’s Key, Certificate of Meritorious Service, Episcopal Churchman’s Award and the Silver Beaver Award, a council-level distinguished service award. After retiring as Scoutmaster, he remained active in the Boy Scout program for another 14 years.
In addition to his involvement with the church and Boy Scouts, Joe is a Lifetime member of the Greeley Elks Lodge 809. He wrote the Americanism Report for the Elks bulletin for more years than can be counted with his last report submitted in January. He earned the Sertoma Service to Mankind Award, Greeley Elk of the Month Award, Citizen of the Year Award, and Elk of the Year Award.
Joe retired from US West Communications, previously Mountain Bell, as a special services supervisor. During that time, he served for three years as the Mountain Bell Loaned Executive for United Way. After retirement he was a member and past president of the Telephone Pioneers and was a board member for Weld Santa Cops.
JoeBo was a man who loved his family and his Country. He lived his life with integrity, patriotism, compassion for others, and the gift of service. He was a class act best remembered for his western dress, bolo ties, and his beloved pipe!
Joe is survived by his children, Joe (Judi) Boshinski, Linda (John) Springer, Matt (Linda) Boshinski and former daughter-in-law Jill Boshinski; grandchildren, Joseph “Nick” (Amanda) Boshinski, Bradley (Amber) Springer, Eryn (Dan) Wittler, Mark (Nicole) Springer, Eric (Heather) Boshinski, and Bryan Boshinski (Molly Tillman); 9 great grandchildren; siblings, Dorothy Mecca and Charles (Carol) Boshinski. He is also survived by his dear friend and companion, Glory Ann Boone.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife Charlotte; parents, and siblings, Veronica Ketz and Connie Matson.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Greeley Elks Club in care of Adamson Life Celebration Home, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Friends may leave condolences at AdamsonCares.com.
Life Celebration Memorial will be held at 10 am, Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3800 20th Street in Greeley. A reception will be held immediately after at the Greeley Elks Lodge 3061 W. 29th Street Greeley, CO 80634. All scouts and scouters, regardless of rank or Troop are invited to wear any of their medals or kerchiefs.
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    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Trinity Episcopal Church
    Address
    3800 West 20th Street
    GREELEY, CO 80634
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Clay Shouse

Posted at 05:51pm
Joe Allen, Linda and Matt, You needn't hear this from others, you know the facts. But I want to further validate your knowledge by saying that, for me and many others, your dad was one in a million. He was a terrific guy with a heart as big as the moon, expectations to match and one man that I remember with great fondness and respect. May your memories of him and your mom long serve as your lives, and those of your children, move forward. Clay
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The Ketz Family

Posted at 07:16am
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Sandra Kenney

Posted at 06:57am
Jessie Ehrlich and the Bill and Sandra Kenney family would like to express our condolences to Linda, Joe Allen and Matt and their families. Jessie has so many memories of the "POT LUCK GANG" that got together regularly to eat, play cards, laugh and have a good time together as couples. I remember as a little one having couples over to the farm and mom and dad hosting the get togethers. They had great fun. We had fun at the cabin too when we were invited! I remember Joe telling me he caught Rocky Mountain Oysters out of those cool mountain streams and I was amazed there was oysters there. I ate a bunch of them before someone else told me what they really were - and I wanted to throw up. When Joe saw my face and me realizing what they were, he laughed and laughed. The joke was on me. Throughout the years I have waterskiied with Linda and John, grown up and seen the Boshinskis. Joe invited Carlton (Bill and Sandras son) to have some of his tools a while back he no longer wanted, and Carlton really appreciated this. Joe has repaired clocks for mom over the years, Joe was self taught and amazing. We will all miss Joe and his keen sense of humor and loving ways. We wish we could be there, but we live in Kansas City area and will be there in spirit. You will all be in our prayers. Jessie says to tell you she sends her love.
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Betty Anderson

Posted at 10:44pm
My deepest sympathy. Joe was a very special person and a great friend
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Sandra Kenney

Posted at 07:44pm
Jessie Ehrlich and The Kenney Family send their condolences to Linda and John, Joe Allen and Matt. We have some great memories we would like to share, since we cannot make it to the celebration of life for Joe. Jessie remembers having Charlotte as one of her best friends in high school at around 13 years old! Then she remembers Charlotte meeting Joe & getting married, having kids together and going through life. We all remember Joe as a very happy guy with a bit of mischief in him.....like the time he had us all up to the cabin and served Rocky Mountain Oysters. I ate a bunch and loved them believing there were really oysters in the Rivers of Colorado because Joe said, until JOE told me what they really were.....then I wanted to throw up. Joe got a great laugh from seeing my response. haha. Jessie and Ralph Ehrlich had so much fun with Joe and Charlotte and the "POT LUCK GANG"! I remember a lot of laughing, hooting, joking and playing some pretty fun card games as we watched our parents have fun together. What a bunch of fun they all had together!! Over the years we have seen Joe and Charlotte. He has repaired our clocks, amazingly self taught. The last time we saw him he was all smiles when Bill, Mom and I took our son Carlton over, and Joe gave Carlton (our son) tools he no longer wanted. Carlton will treasure those. We wish we could be there with you all, but just know we are with you in spirit and will be praying for this loss. Love you all!!
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