Fred Raymond Bohen
January 20, 1922 – April 23, 2018
Fred Raymond Bohen, age 96, of San Antonio, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, April 23, 2018. He was born January 20, 1922, in Rensselaer, New York, the eldest of five children to the late Fred and Ethel (Phillips) Bohen.
He married Marion Groeber in 1943 after completing basic training for The United States Navy. He proudly served his country during WWII, as a Range Finder on the USS CHARLES J BADGER, a destroyer; in the South Pacific and the Aleutian Islands. During his deployment, Fred and his shipmates survived many attacks including a Kamikaze strike.
After the war, Fred and his wife settled in Albany, New York where they began raising their family. Fred began a 40-year career with Borden Ice Cream, as a Refrigeration Manager. In his free time, he enjoyed golfing; visits to casinos, hunting and fishing in his beloved Adirondack Mountains. After retirement, Fred started a second career as a Master Club Builder, working out of his garage, building custom golf clubs.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marion; brothers, Bob, Howie, Barry; sister, Betty.
He is survived by his daughter, Judy (Bill) McCormack; son, Russ (Pam) Bohen; grandchildren, Lea McCormack-Robinson, Bradley (Tiffany) Bohen; great grandchildren, Riley Robinson, Jack Robinson and many close friends he considered family.
Family is receiving friends on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the funeral home from 3:30 to 4:00 pm. Funeral services with Military Honors from The United States Navy will be conducted at 4:00 pm. Interment services will be private and conducted at Fort Sam National Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy and online condolences may be offered to the family by signing his online guestbook at: www.SunsetNorthFuneralHome.com
- Family Receiving Friends Sunday, April 29, 2018
- Funeral Service with Military Honors Sunday, April 29, 2018
Fred Raymond Bohen
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Judy and Bob Bomer
April 27, 2018
We heard that Jesus had broken his driver and needed it repaired ....so he called our dear friend Fred Bohen home to get the job done ...as we all know Fred could fix anything that was GOLF related...and in turn make that person in need feel like he was Fred's only concern...Fred's whole life was dedicated to making life better for those he came in contact with...with always a smile and a "How you doing " that was Fred...an always concerned family man and dedicated to his life long love Marion....Fred was always looking out for others ...when you came in contact with Fred you picked up on his wit, charm and caring spirit...Fred served well while here with us and now will serve well in his new capacity as head pro in paradise...so when you pick up your own driver think of our dear friend Fred Bohen hit "EM STRAIGHT "he always did .
Bob & Judy Bomer
April 26, 2018
So sorry and unbelievable that Mr. Bohen is gone now, too. I remember one icy night when we were teens and got stuck up at Thacher Park. We weren't supposed to be there, but some of us went to find a house to call Mr. and Mrs. Bohen (long before cell phones), knowing they would come to our rescue, which they did. I also remember camping up at Raquette Lake, sleeping in the back of the green Ford station wagon, and potato and hot dog roasts around campfires in the backyard. I remember too the Borden ice cream treats in the freezer that we were sometimes allowed to have. I hope Judy, Russ and the family have enough happy memories to sustain them in this sad time.
April 26, 2018
You were not supposed to leave us yet, but I know you just wanted to get back to Grandma. The kids and I are thankful for the years of memories that you gave to us. You were an amazing role model for all of us, and we will miss you so much. It doesn't seem real that both of you are gone. Rest in peace and know how much we all love you and look up to you.
Lea, Riley and Jack