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William C. Boehle

July 4, 1934 — September 23, 2013

William "Bill" C Boehle, 79, of Punta Gorda, FL passed away after a brief illness on Monday Sept. 23, 2013 at Peace River Regional Medical Center, Port Charlotte, FL. Born July 4, 1934 in Meriden, CT to Carl F. and Grace (nee Gustafson) Boehle. Bill attended Meriden High School and won letters in four sports. He was voted most valuable player in his senior year. He continued his baseball and football at Duke University & the University of Connecticut. In his final year at Uconn, he was the co-captain of the baseball team that went on to Omaha for the NCCA World College Series. Bill went on to play semi-professional football with Hartford Charter Oaks and the Waterbury Orbits. Later on he became a end coach for the Knights. He continued to jog and play softball with the over 70 league in Punta Gorda. Bill worked at the family business Boehle's Express Corp until his retirement. He was also the owner of Hanover House Cafe and co-owner at Bill & Nancy's Sports Bar. He was a parishioner of Augustana Lutheran Church. Bill is survived by his children, Linda (Craig) Ferguson of Meriden, William Boehle of New Port Richey, FL, Robert Boehle of Lake Worth, FL, Steven Boehle of Austin, TX, and Rev Msgr Kevin Randall of South Africa; three grandchildren, William Boehle III, Keira Brook Boehle and Nicholas Boehle; two great-grandchildren; sister Barbara B. (William) Heidel; several nephews, William and Jim Heidel and a niece Kristen Heidel along with several cousins. The family would like to thank all the staff at Peace River Regional Medical Center for their excellent care. A memorial mass will be held at a later date in Meriden, CT. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to your local Boys and Girls Club.

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