David Bosland

Obituary of David G. Bosland

David G. Bosland, 73, of Bridgewater, N.J. and Block Island, R.I., passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, in Bridgewater, New Jersey, after a short illness. He will be deeply missed by Caroline M. Bosland, his wife of 52 years; four sons, Brian Bosland of Hillsborough, N.J., Carl Bosland and wife Sharon Cornelius of Denver, Colorado, Mark and wife Gina Bosland of Colts Neck, New Jersey, and Kenneth and wife Wendi Bosland of North Attleboro, M.A; six wonderful grandchildren, Lindsey, Julie, Ellen, Benjamin, Henry, and Marta; two loving siblings, brother Paul C. Bosland and wife Kathleen of Amelia Island, FL and Stowe, Vermont, and sister Ann King and husband Irving King of Noank, CT and Amelia Island, FL; and many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends. He is predeceased by his loving parents, Chelcie and Betty Bosland; and his loving sister Martha Armstrong. Dave was born in Providence, RI on July 31, 1936. He graduated from Lockwood High School in 1954. He spent many joyful summers of his youth in Waubay, South Dakota, his father's hometown. Dave's love of Block Island, RI began in his teens as a bell-hop at the former Ocean View Hotel. He graduated from his beloved Brown University in 1958, following in the footsteps of his loving brother Paul, and his father, Chelcie, who was chair of the Brown University Economics Department. After graduation, Dave took a position with the Consolidated Edison Company of New York. He retired from Con Ed as an executive 35 years later. Dave loved golf, walking, sailing, singing in the Block Island Ecumenical choir, and salt water fishing with his sons and grandchildren. He was involved with many charitable organizations throughout his life, including the Boy Scouts of America, the Jaycees, the Block Island Nature Conservancy, and the Block Island Residence Association. Viewing times are Friday, January 29, 2010, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, 101 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Mary D. Fund, PO Box 323, Block Island, RI 02807 and/or the Nature Conservancy of Block Island, RI, 352 High Street, Block Island, RI 02807. For more information please call the Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home at 908-766-0250.
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Interment at: Somerset Hills Memorial Park Crematory

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Somerset Hills Memorial Park Crematory
Mt. Airy Road
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Service

Friday, January 29, 2010
Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home
101 South Finley Avenue, PO Box 502
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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