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Gerald Boskey - 84

8/3/1935 - 11/25/2019

Leesburg, FL

GERALD F. BOSKEY  -  1935 – 2019
Passed from this life on November 25th in Leesburg, Florida after a long battle with cancer.  Born in Chicago on August 3, 1935 to Frank and Helen (Roberts) Boskey.  Gerald (Jerry) was raised on the far south side of Chicago; a graduate with Student Council President honors from Fenger High School in 1953.  He attended Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, graduating in 1957 with a degree in Political Science and Economics.  Further studies included graduate work at Loyola University in Chicago.  Jerry had a long career in manufacturing, traveling to many parts of the globe, making life-long friendships along the way.  In addition, he was very active in many civic and community affairs during his work life and continuing in his retirement years when he and his wife Margaret moved to Leesburg, Florida in 2001. One of his proudest professional achievements was being invited twice to the White House under President Jimmy Carter as the Chair of the first Minority Business Development Fair in Washington, D.C.  He also served as Elections Clerk for Precinct #83 (Lake County, FL) for 10 years.  Jerry took much pride and sense of accomplishment in his community endeavors.  Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Margaret (Campbell); their 4 children, Craig (Laura), Todd, Lisa, and David (Patricia).  He also leaves behind his cherished grandchildren, Kevin, Trevor, Marisa and Megan.  Jerry is also survived by his brother Alvin.  A mass of Christian burial was held at Saint Paul Catholic Community in Leesburg on Wednesday, November 27.   Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois, on December 5th, at 12:00 Noon, resting alongside his parents, his toddler brother, Allen, and other family members, including grandparents. Questions concerning final resting place in Illinois, please call Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights, 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com.

A life well lived with integrity, friendships, love of Christ and family.

3 Comments

  • Carol & Paul Mosher

    1 week, 2 days ago

    We send our sincerest sympathy to Marge and her family at the loss of their beloved Jerry.  He was the nicest, friendliest neighbor that everyone ever knew!  I met him when we voted, ane would see him at precinct meetings.  Despite his illness, he still walked passed our house daily and had cheerful greetings for everyone all the time.  He was so well-versed and knowledgeable in the community affairs and life will never be the same here without him!  He will be missed!  Our prayers go to Marge and family at this time.  Sincerely,

    Carol & Paul Mosher

    Leesburg FL

  • michael katic

    5 days, 11 hours ago

    We are so saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. He was a wonderful person, and we have so many fond memories of him in Florida.

    Our hearts go out to Marge and her family during this sad time but he is in the hands of the Lord and he is at peace. Marge was a great caregiver/partner over the years. Our deepest sympathy to all of the Boskeys.

    Mike and Pat Katic

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