Robert David Boschi
January 15, 1929 – July 11, 2019
Robert David Boschi, age 90, died on July 11, 2019, in Mesa, Arizona. He was born in Beloit, Wisconsin on January 15, 1929, and was the youngest of three brothers. His parents were Federico and Adelaide (Cereghino) Boschi. He grew up loving his parents for the example they set for him. He was married to Sarah Jane Fick on September 9, 1950 in Beloit, Wisconsin. He called her "his bride" all of his life. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and oldest brother, Ernest.
Robert, whom everyone knew as "Bob", loved life. He loved his family most of all. Since he never knew his own grandparents, he worked very hard at being the best Grandpa anyone could ever want. He would do projects with his grandchildren and make sure there were plenty of oranges to pick, plants to grow and always a place to stay to come and visit him and Sarah.
He loved to garden. His home reflected his love of flowers, his love of country and at Christmas, his love for his Savior, Jesus Christ. He was very proud to be Italian and made sure everyone around him knew it. He loved to help people and looked for ways to make people's lives better. He was an avid walker and enjoyed being with his friends as he walked and talked. He and Sarah traveled the world as long as they were able and their home reflects some of those trips they made. He was always ready for a game of cards and to hear or play a good joke on someone.
When he was younger, he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved to encourage people to come to church. He served in many capacities at church and was especially proud of his children and grandchildren serving in missions in various parts of the world.
Bob loved America and served during the Korean War in the United States Marine Corps as a cook. He loved to tell of his experiences as a Marine.
Bob and Sarah bought a child care center in 1966 and named it Teaching Centers. Their schools had a reputation for excellence as they always put the children first. By 1986 the had 20 Child Care Centers in the Milwaukee area. Bob served as the President of the National Child Care Administrators Association along with other state and local organizations.
Visitation will be 10:00 AM, Monday, July 15, 2019, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 633 S. Higley Road, Mesa, Arizona 85206, where funeral services will be at 11:00 AM. Burial will be later in South Beloit, Illinois.
- Visitation Monday, July 15, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, July 15, 2019
Robert David Boschi
July 16, 2019
Bob was one of the first people I met when I first came to church when I was dating my now husband , Don. He was so friendly, funny and kind. Most of all he was very caring and willing to help everyone,We were so sad when they left Wisconsin.He and Sarah were a big part of the Brookfield Ward and helped the church to grow so much in our area. He will be missed.Janis & Don Crego
Laura & Gary Siegman
July 14, 2019
Gary and Laura worked for Bob and Sarah. Bob and Sarah were very loving and supportive as they helped Gary through the loss of his first wife , Cindy. Laura was hired to teach kindergarten and manage their 92nd st. School. At this time Betty Schmielau took a leave to care for Gary’s three children. Little did Bob and Sarah know that their love for their employees would bring eternal blessings to all their lives. Both Gary and Laura hold Bob, Sarah and their children close to their hearts for eternity. God be with you til we meet again.
Laura and Gary Siegman
David Len Allen
July 13, 2019
Wonderful, noble and generous man, valiant in the church, used his money for righteous purposes to help literally build the kingdom including several chapels and a temple in Chicago. He was a good example of hard work, industry and financial responsibility. I am always grateful for the opportunities he gave me to work and help grow his company. I was able to pass along the skills to help countless other children along way in a life-long career in education. He is grandfather to my children and was always attentive and cared for them. Rest in peace.
July 13, 2019
Bob loved to garden and shared his oranges and grapefruit with everyone. They were always the best fruit! His flowers were beautiful and he loved his view of the golf course. Bob and Sarah are both kind and generous hosts, and once you share time with them you are family. Bob will be missed! He's led a very full life and leaves a memorable legacy.