Robert "Bob" William Boskus
29 January, 1940 – 30 October, 2020
Robert William (Bob) Boskus, 80, of Brewster, MA died Friday October 30, 2020 at home. He was born to the late William and Pauline Boskus on January 29, 1940 in Taunton, MA. He graduated from Taunton High School in 1958 and went on to attended the University of Massachusetts. In 1960, he took a two year sabbatical during which time he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and attended the Marine's Basic Training camp. His service included marching in President John F Kennedy's inaugural parade and serving on a water ship during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
After graduating from UMass with a degree in Math and Forest Management, Bob helped to develop the Shawme Crowell State Forest in Sandwich, MA and then went on to earn a Master's Degree and teacher certification from Bridgewater State College. Over the next twenty years he taught school at Norfolk County Agricultural High School and then grades 6-8 at Dorothy L Beckwith middle school in Rehoboth, MA. He later earned a structural engineering degree from the University of Miami and worked as a construction foreman in Florida until retirement.
Bob leaves behind his son Stephen Boskus, wife Christie and beloved grandchildren Josi and Jacob. He also leaves behind Ann Wade, his cherished long term partner and trusted travel companion. Bob will also be missed by his sister, Geraldine Barfield. Bob loved the arts, world travel, daily swims in Sheep Pond, and was a stalwart at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre from its inception. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Robert "Bob" William Boskus
November 17, 2020
Dear Steve and Family,
We are sorry for your loss. Your Dad had a beautiful smile. Sending condolences to you and your family.
Marcia Duggan, Samantha and Jeffrey
November 15, 2020
Bob lived next door to me on Park Street and was my friend. He was my catcher during our
early years growing up. He was an usher in my wedding in 1958. Please accept my solemn
thought of our loss.
November 12, 2020
I'll always remember my good buddy and fellow teacher at Beckwith Middle School. We shared many good times, and I still remember how proud you were when we watched Stevie pitch and play for the Raiders. Rest in peace my friend.
November 11, 2020
Steve and family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. I fondly recall classes with Mr. Boskus at Beckwith
November 8, 2020
We are all very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts.
The Gifford Family
November 5, 2020
Dear Ann, Stephen and family,
I am saddened by Bobs untimely passing. His joie de vivre was palpable, his stories were captivating, his enthusiasm was stimulating; he was remarkable. I am fortunate to have made his acquaintance. I will not forget him.