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Nov. 5, 2010

Joseph H. Bosserman Sr.

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COVINGTON - Joseph H. Bosserman Sr., 80, of Covington, passed away Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Covington Care Center following a brief battle with lung cancer.

He was born an only child to Henry and Glenna Bosserman on Sept. 29, 1930. He married Sylvia DeWeese Pence on Oct. 5, 1957; she survives.

He was a member of the Covington Church of the Brethren, was a past master of Covington Masonic Lodge, was a member of the Genealogical Society and enjoyed that family tree for many years.

He was a two-way radio communicator and avid ham radio operator.

Mr. Bosserman graduated with the Covington Class of 1949 and was on the very first Buccs football team. He was a member of the Miami County Recovery Council and was active on the board until his illness. He served on the Covington Fire Department and co-owned and operated Sylvia's Ceramic Studio for more than 30 years.

Joe had four children, Lonnie Nickerson (Dick) of Clovis, N.M., Joe Jr. (Diana) of Clearwater, Fla., Diana Litton and Sara Pohlschneider, both of Covington; 13 grandchildren, Tamara, Joseph, Amy, Matthew and Kathleena, all of Clearwater, Fla., April Com (Antonio) of Charlotte, N.C., Amber Wooten and Luke Pohlschneider, both of Covington, Sgt. Levi Pohlschneider, USMC, stationed in Africa, Suzanne of Clovis, N.M., and Christopher, Kimberly and Robert, all of Albuquerque, N.M.; 10 great-grandchildren, Ashley of Covington, Valentina of Charlotte, N.C., Kristen, Dayan and Charlee of Clearwater, Fla., Mayalyn and William of Clovis, N.M., Sebastian, Sara and Twiggy, of Albuquerque, N.M.; several cousins, many friends and one special cousin, Judy Swartz of North Carolina.

He loved his football and baseball and two special pet cats, Bugi and Peaches.

His body was donated to Wright State University. A memorial will follow at a later date.

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