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Raymond F. Boehm

June 26, 2021

Visitation: No prior visitation.
Service: WEDNESDAY, December 5, 2018: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am at St. Joseph University Church, Buffalo. BOEHM – Raymond F.
November 29, 2018. Of Williamsville,
NY. He is survived by Mary, his best
friend and wife of 46 years, and several
nephews, nieces, and cousins. No prior
visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10
AM at St. Joseph University Church,
3269 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214.
Please assemble at church. Memorials
may be made to a charity of your
choice. Ray was born in Indianapolis
and is a graduate of St. Meinrad High
School in southern Indiana. He earned
a Bachelor of Arts degree from St.
Meinrad College, a Master of Science
degree from Indiana State University,
and completed additional graduate
studies at Boston College and Catholic
University. Ray was an educator,
administrator, and priest in Indianapolis.
He taught at Shawe High School in
Madison, was the Dean of Boys at
Schulte High School in Terra Haute,
and became the Principal of Shawe
High School and the Director of a
Consolidated Elementary School.
Later he was appointed Director of
Religious Education and Associate
Superintendent of Schools. After 15
years, he accepted a sales position with
the Wurlitzer Music Stores and moved
to Western New York, where he met
his future wife. With the first of two New
York State Civil
Service appointments,
Ray returned to administration and
education at the West Seneca
Developmental Center. He started as
Coordinator of Volunteer
Services and
was later promoted to Director of Staff
Development and Training. In 1975, he
was honored as the Employee of the
Year. After 20 years, he retired from
New York State service. In retirement,
Ray was a dedicated ombudsman at
the Rosa Coplon / Wineburg Campus
for 20 years. He also enjoyed reading,
especially books on philosophy, religion,
history, and travel. Ray and his wife
were seasoned travelers and visited over
60 countries, on 6 continents, and most of
the United States. They were also avid
downhill skiers and enjoyed skiing the
slopes of Ellicottville and the mountains
of other places. Condolences shared


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