The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

June 18, 2013

Andrew F. Boomhower

Star Beacon

GENEVA — Andrew Frederick Boomhower, age 90, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013.

He was born Sept. 20, 1922, in Geneva, to Sarah (Brophy) and Andrew B. Boomhower. He married Beverly Banks on Jan. 15, 1949 in Geneva.

Andy was a general contractor for 40 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church in Geneva. Andy proudly served as a Sergeant in the 117th Infantry Regiment in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre including the battles of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardenne’s Battle of the Bulge and was a member of Geneva VFW Post 6846, American Legion 124 and the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by sons, Andrew F. (Cheryl) Jr. of Ravenna, Ohio, Martin (Mary) of Kingsville, Ohio and Jonathan L. of Geneva; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Mary Konieg of Warren, Ohio, Jane Conacher of Harpersfield Township, Ohio and Jean Mononen of Conneaut, Ohio; and brother, Frank Boomhower of Chicago, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly in 1991; infant daughter, Lois; parents; daughter-in-law, Emmy Lu (Berkopec) Boomhower; sisters, Margaret, Anna Mae Boomhower, Rita Gress and Helen Thompson; and brother, Wilson Boomhower.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 20th, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, Ohio.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Friday, June 21st, at Assumption Catholic Church, 594 W. Main St., Geneva, with the Rev. Melvin Rusnak officiating. Final Resting Place will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Geneva.

Contributions may be made to Assumption Catholic Church, 594 W. Main St., Geneva, Ohio 44041 or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44110-2602.

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