William R. Boldosser of Newville

World War II Veteran William R. Boldosser of Newville

William R. Boldosser, 96, of Newville, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2019.

He was the son of the late George and Lucetta (Marquart) Boldosser, Newville.

He was predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Dorothy, as well as his brothers I. Glenn, Ken, and Ernie.

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Boldosser (Lowell) Steinberg, and grandchildren, Sarah and Daniel.

Bill served 20 years of active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942-1962, attaining the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. He fought in the South Pacific during World War II and worked on helicopters in Japan and the U.S.

Afterward, he was on call for another 10 years, receiving his final discharge in 1972.

After retirement, he worked at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg for 16 years. He did electronics work at Letterkenny and held numerous offices in the National Federation of Federal Employees Union and served as president for 1,200 members.

Bill was a lifelong member of the Newville First Church of God, joining in 1934. He served in various capacities there, including council president. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge since 1949, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star from 1973-1994, where he served as Worthy Patron.

Bill was a life member of the Newville Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a past commander, chaplain, and commander of the firing squad at patriotic services. He was also a member of the Newville American Legion, and was in charge of placing flags on Veterans’ graves for 30 years. He was also a member of the Marine Corps League, Carlisle, for many years.

Bill was a member of Neighbors in Christ. He volunteered for many years at the Newville food bank. He was past president of the Newville Historical Society, and he was a member of the Newville Water & Sewer Board.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in the Newville First Church of God, 475 Shippensburg Road, Newville. A funeral service with Rev. Wayne Good officiating will be held in the church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial with Military Honors provided by the Marine Corps League will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Newville.

Online condolences may be made at: www.eggerfuneralhome.com.

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