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Robert Irving Boucher

August 26, 1931 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Robert Boucher Obituary

Robert “Bob” Boucher, 92 of Boca Raton Fl, formerly of Ilion New York passed away peacefully at home on January 13, 2024, surrounded by his family. 

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Alice Gour Boucher and daughter Ellen Middlebrooks (Joel) of Boca Raton. Bob is blessed with three grandsons; Nicholas of Virginia Beach, VA, Andrew of San Diego, CA, and Jonathan of Pensacola, Fl, sister in laws Nora Boucher of Ilion, NY, Joyce Collea of Utica and many special nieces and nephews.  Bob is predeceased by his parents Leo Sr. and Lilla Boucher, and brother Leo Jr, of Ilion NY.   He also leaves behind special friends of many years from the St. Lawrence River, Tom & Kay LaPuma, Frank & Ada Menapace & William Danale.

Bob was born on August 26, 1931, in Claremont, New Hampshire. His family moved to Ilion, New York where he graduated from Ilion Central School System. He enlisted in the Navy in 1950 where he served as Radar Operator 2 on the USS Gainard and USS Stockham destroyers during the Korean War.  As part of his service on the USS STOCKHAM, he completed an around the world cruise until his Honorable Discharged in 1954.  

He was united in marriage to Alice Gour, in 1956 and began his lifelong career in electronics, working for various national electronic manufacturers in central New York.  Bob then pursued his passion for teaching Electronic Technology at Mohawk Valley Community College for 30 years and retired to Boca Raton in 1996.  

Bob and Alice have maintained their summer residence along the St Lawrence River in Chippewa Bay, New York and enjoyed many years of entertaining friends and family there. He spent much of his spare time restoring all types of vintage vehicles and watercrafts over the years.  He was also committed to community service through years of active membership in Ilion’s Junior Chamber of Commerce, and in VFW Post 502 in Ilion, and Post 10556 in Boca Raton.  Bob, an avid boater, enjoyed his tenure in the Boca Raton Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-6.  He was also a parishioner of Annunciation Church of Ilion, NY. 

Bob was always generous with his time to others, loved playing the guitar and harmonica at backyard parties, practical jokes and was a kind soul to all that were blessed to befriend him.  He was deeply loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

The family would like to thank Bobs’ medical team; Dr. Nicolas Breuer, Dr. John Panos,  Dr. Anthony Lee,  Dr. John Motta, Dr. Debra Becker, Dr. Mark Block and the dedicated nursing staff at Boca Raton Regional Hospital for the compassionate care they’ve provided over the years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the South Florida National Cemetery on Friday, February 2nd, 2024, promptly at 0930,  Lane 3. 
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bobs’ memory to: 

Southeast Florida Honor Flight at    
http://honorflightsefl.org.  OR  

Wounded Warrior Project at    
http://support.woundedwarriorproject.org

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Services

Committal with Military Honors
Friday
February 2, 2024

9:30 AM
South Florida National Cemetery
6501 S. State Road 7
Lake Worth, Florida 33449

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