|Birth: ||Aug. 25, 1939|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 2006, USA|
Watertown Daily Times (NY) - Wednesday, November 8, 2006
John Elton Bohall, 67, Weedsport, formerly of Lowville, died Monday at his home.
Mr. Bohall owned and operated a dairy farm near Lowville from 1962 to 1969. In 1968, he started employment for New York Farm Bureau Insurance Services, holding positions of agent, district sales manager and assistant state sales manager. In 1981, he and his business partners operated Triad Associates Inc., an insurance agency in Auburn, where he served as vice president and president. He sold Triad Associates to the Bergan & Young agency, for which he was an agent for a year, retiring because of failing health.
Born in 1939 in Lowville, son of Robert G. and Dorothy Wallace Bohall, he graduated from Lowville Academy in 1957. He received an associate in applied sciences degree in animal husbandry in 1962 from Cobleskill Agricultural and Technical College, where he was president of his senior class and a member of the Orange Key Honor Society.
He married Barbara A. Schonning on Nov. 3, 1962, in Merrick, Long Island, with the Rev. Charles M. Ehrhart officiating. They had lived in Weedsport since 1973.
Mr. Bohall was a member of the Auburn Association for Life Underwriters and earned LUTCF (Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow) designation. He was named agent of the year in 1992 and was assistant public relations chairman for the New York State Association of Life Underwriters from 1998 to 1999, for which he received the National Association of Life Underwriters Public Relations Award.
He was a past member of the Weedsport Village Board and the Weedsport Lions Club and a former president of Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Auburn, the North Syracuse Jaycees, Towpath News and Denmark Hillside Cemetery. He was a member of the board of directors for Import magazine.
He served on fundraising committees for Weedsport Swim Boosters, Weedsport First United Methodist Church and Weedsport Free Library. He was active in Weedsport Community Theater and played the role of Big Julie in the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse's production of "Guys and Dolls" in 1981.
Surviving besides his wife are a daughter and her husband, Bethany and Roberto Prestigiacomo, San Antonio, Texas; a son and his wife, John Jr. and Kim, Weedsport; two brothers and their wives, Bob and Jan, Fairfax, Va., and Bill and Lysa, Portland, Tenn.; a sister and her husband, Dorothy and Larry Gordon, Manlius, three granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Weedsport First United Church with the Rev. Jim Carroll and the Rev. Judy Alderman officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Weedsport.
Saint Josephs Cemetery
New York, USA
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