Henry W. Boser, 71, of the Town of Boston, a retired maintenance supervisor at Mod-Pac Corp., died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2001) in his home.
A Springville native and a 1948 graduate of Griffith Institute, he went to work that year for Agway in Buffalo.
During the Korean War era, he served two years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
His long association with Agway began on the loading docks and advanced step by step until he became a millwright, dealing with problems in many different parts of the complex.
When Agway moved from Ganson Street, Boser was invited to transfer to a new site but instead went to Mod-Pac. He retired in 1993.
"He enjoyed bird and squirrel watching, gardening, landscaping and photography," said his wife, the former Susan E. Dickey. "When he retired, he took over the cooking."
Boser lived in the Town of Boston but was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in the Town of Ashford, where for many years he was director of Christian education and assistant treasurer.
When he developed difficulty in walking, Boser cleared paths at his country camp in New Albion with a tractor and checked out the grounds from a golf court. He planted hundreds of evergreens, fished and sailed his paddleboat.
Boser also was a member of the Boston Senior Citizens and was a life member of the National Rifle Association.
Surviving, besides his wife, are two daughters, Linda Boser-Simmons of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Michelle M. of Buffalo; a son, Jeremy of Boston; a sister, Dolores Klahn of West Valley; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Trinity Lutheran Church, Dutch Hill Road, between Boberg and Cross roads, Ashford.