2010-02-12 / Obits

William George Boes


William George Boes, 91, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 4.

Boes was born in New York City and was the founder of the former Rockaway Record Newspaper. He was a member of St. Thomas More Church, Breezy Point where he belonged to the Holy Name Society and the Nocturnal Adoration Society. He was also a member of the watchdog committee that saved Breezy Point.

Boes was preceded in death by his wife, Stella (Shearer); brothers, Henry and Francis X.

He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Cortegiano (Ernest) of Katonah, New York, Christine Boes (Renae Bennett) of Slatington, Pennsylvania; son, William J. Boes of Stuart, Florida; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A funeral mass was held at St. Thomas More Church, Breezy Point. Interment took place at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, New York.

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