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Richard Bohmer

May 10, 1938 — July 2, 2024

Richard Lee Bohmer

May 10, 1938 - July 2, 2024

Richard Lee Bohmer (“Dick”), - dedicated husband, father of three and friend of many - passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 2, 2024 at the age of 86 in Suwanee, GA.

Dick is survived by his three daughters Barbara Murphy (David) of Peachtree Corners, GA; Bethany Lundberg (Todd) of Suwanee, GA; Theresa Haney (Brandt) of Powder Springs, GA; brother David Bohmer (Lynn) of Maple City, MI; sister-in-law Mary Shaffer Haley of Sagamore Beach, MA; six grandchildren, nephews, nieces; his loving companion, Sally Conaway from Hiawassee, GA and the many friends he has met along the way.

Dick was preceded in death by his beautiful and loving wife Ann Shaffer Bohmer, his parents Howard and Adelyn Hand Bohmer and his brother James Bohmer. 

Dick grew up in Parma Heights, OH and attended Parma Senior High School, graduating in 1956. Upon high school graduation, there was no question about where he would be attending college. Dick was an Ohio State Buckeye, through and through - he bled scarlet and gray! After all, he was a legacy - with both his father and brother attending school there. He pledged the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon and joined the Naval ROTC program. 

After graduating in 1961, he married his college sweetheart and moved to Hawaii to start his Naval Career as a commissioned officer. He was in the USNR for one and a half years as an Ensign - active duty - and served on the USS O’Bannon DD450 in Pearl Harbor. He was promoted to LTJG and then moved back to the states and had three years off active duty in the reserves - as a LTJG - with just summer cruises and weekly meetings. He ended his military career with Inactive Reserves for four years and was promoted to LT. He was honorably discharged in 1970.

Dick moved back to Ohio and began his almost 40 year career at The Timken Company in Canton, Ohio. Ann and he welcomed three beautiful girls into the world as his career blossomed. He went from Sales to Mechanical Engineering, to Advertising, to International Sales and Exporting. He traveled all over the world! Eventually, Ann and he ended up settling in Acworth, GA. 

When he retired from Timken, he was hoping to travel extensively with Ann and friends, and enjoy the life of leisure. Unfortunately his beloved wife departed this earth too soon, just shy of their 45th Anniversary. 

This is when Dick moved into stage two of his retirement. Several years after losing Ann, Richard met a special lady, Sally Conaway. Dick and Sally enjoyed many years of parties, over seas travels and living between Florida and the Georgia Mountains. They played bocce ball, pickle ball and spent countless hours watching Ohio State football games. 

Dick was a generous and engaging husband, father, grandfather and friend. He relished in planning fun vacations and creating many special memories. Family was his passion. He loved golfing, socializing, traveling, and when younger he was an avid tennis player. He enjoyed planning many alumni activities with his former military colleagues from the USS O’Bannon and also Ohio State classmates. His mischievous blue eyes would dance with his quick sense of humor. But above all, Dick was a role model for many and a very kind, gentle soul.

He will be truly missed by many. He was a very loved man.

It’s not the number of breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away. He had many of those moments and created even more for others.

Dick will be laid to rest along side of his wife Ann at the Georgia National Cemetary, Canton, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor and memory may be made to one of his favorite charities: Wreaths Across America at www.wreathsaccrossamerica.org, Tunnels to Towers Foundation at www.t2t.org or www.fairwaysforwarriors.org.

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