David Bosse

December 1, 1943August 25, 2012

David Bosse of Paradise Valley, Arizona passed away on August 25, 2012 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. David is survived by a large family including his wife of 24 years, Sue Bosse, his son Jimmy Bosse and his wife Lisa, his grandchildren, Max and Maya Bosse, his son Doug Bosse and his wife Laurie, his grandchildren Luke and Leah Bosse, his stepson David Corley and his wife Julie and grandchildren, Madelyn and Ethan Corley, his stepson Drew Corley, his stepdaughter Michelle Wing and her husband Rich and grandchildren Kate and Jack Wing. He is also survived by his sister in law Selma (the late Sherwin) Bosse and nephews Jon (Lili), Steven (Ifaat) and Michael Bosse.

David was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and graduated from University City High School. He graduated with a B.A. and a B.S. from the University of Missouri in 1966. He served in the Air Force Reserves for six years during the Vietnam War. David graduated from law school at Memphis State University College of Law in 1970 and began his long and illustrious career as a tax attorney, first with the IRS, and then in private practice in Phoenix. After working at several firms in Phoenix, including Snell and Wilmer, he was a partner at Ryan, Rapp and Underwood for the last 20 years and loved the practice of law. He continued going to the office nearly every day until just a few weeks before his death. David was active in the Tax sections of the American Bar Association as well as the State Bar of Arizona throughout his career. He was also a member of the Missouri Bar. He was a noted speaker and active in the local legal community. He traveled extensively throughout his career and appeared in many federal court rooms on behalf of his clients across the country as well as internationally. After the practice of law, David's greatest passion was his boat and everything related to it. He spent much of his free time with friends and family on his boat in San Diego.

A funeral service will be held on August 29th at Chevra Kadisha Cemetery, 1601 North & South Road at 11:30 AM. Donations may be made in David's name to Hospice of the Valley, Fund Development, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85014 or the Arizona Humane Society, 1521 West Dobbins Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85041 or to the charity of your choice.



  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 29, 2012


  • Shiva - Following the Service until 8 PM

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Kelly Campbell

September 17, 2012

Sue and Michelle and family, words can't express how sorry I am for your loss. David was such a lovely man and always very kind to me. I am thinking of all of you and my heart aches for you. Sending love and huge hugs, Kelly

Carol Cure

September 15, 2012

Sue and Michelle and family: Harding and I are so very sorry for your loss and our constant thoughts and prayers are with you. What a lovely man he was. So sorry I could not be at the remembrance, but I am in Colorado. Thanks for letting us know so Harding could come. Love, Carol Cure

Gloria Gardner

September 13, 2012

I am sorry we will not be here for the memorial. My heart is with Jimmy and David and the rest of the family, even if I do not know you. Gloria and Arnie Gardner

Elaine Budoff

September 9, 2012

My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Elaine

September 5, 2012

Sue, we are so sorry. I will see you on the 14th. Our thoughts are with you but I know you are surrounded by the best family and friends anyone could have.
Glee & Jim Pope, Chad & Carrie Francis

September 3, 2012

In your sadness, may there be hope... In your thoughts, may there be peace... In your heart, may there be healing. My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one.(Psalms 55:22)

Marvin and Jane Kantor

September 3, 2012

Sue,our thoughts and prayers are with you and our family. David knew the true meaning of friendship a nd our lives were enriched from knowing him. We will miss him.

September 2, 2012

Dear Sue,
In this time of great sadness please know that you are in our thoughts and that we send our sincerest sympathy to you and all your family.
Art and Beth

Judith & Jim

September 2, 2012

Sue, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

September 1, 2012

My condolences on the death of David Bosse, a loyal and respected alumnus of University City (MO) High School, Class of 1962. Wallace G. Klein, faculty, retired Alumni Coordinator, Naperville, IL.