Bookhout Funeral Home

357 Main St Po Box 612, Oneonta, NY


John L. Boman

June 27, 1949July 17, 2019

John L. Boman, 70, of Newnan GA and formerly of West Oneonta, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, July 17, 2019 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

He was born June 27, 1949, in Kew Gardens, Queens, N.Y., the son of the late John R. and Rita (Thomas) Boman. John married Nancy Gerold July 1, 1972 in Bohemia, N.Y. John worked in a number of positions throughout his life , including Service Manager at Roger Karns Ford in Oneonta, and most recently as Maintenance Supervisor at SUNY Binghamton before his retirement in October of 2000. John was very active in the Bible Baptist Church of Mt. Vision where he was a longtime member and Deacon. He served his community as a Volunteer EMT for the West Oneonta Fire Department. John also enjoyed all things mechanical and electronic, from automobiles to computers to trains. He had a love of flying RC airplanes and was a member of the Oneonta RC Flyers Club. He was also a railroad enthusiast, collecting garden scale trains, and enjoyed many visits to the Steamtown National Historic site with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Nancy of Newnan, GA. His sons, Christopher (Kimberly) Boman of Canton, MI and Joseph (Edith) Boman of Newnan, GA; his sisters Joanne Boman, Palm Bay, FL, Suzanne Boman (Roger Barnes) of Otego, and Diane (Michael) Johnson of Davenport; his loving grandchildren, Kiersten, David, Adaline, and Ezra as well as many other loving family members.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019, at 2pm in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main Street, Oneonta, NY, with Rev. Derek Makri, officiating, Pastor of Christ Baptist Church, Columbia, NJ .

Friends and family are invited and may call at the Bookhout Funeral Home, Friday July 26, from 12 to 2pm at which time the family will be in attendance. To light a candle or send an online condolence, visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.


  • Calling Hours Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, July 26, 2019


John L. Boman

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Ed Flaherty

July 24, 2019

Please accept our heartfelt prayers at this difficult time. I first met John in the summer of 1971 when he was dating his future wife and my cousin Nancy. We became friends as our families shared many memorable activities together. Great memories that I will always cherish ! Ed Flaherty & Elena Mc Cormick