Richard P. Boas, 100, WWII vet, worked at Kerr Glass, LNP, fan of the Phillies and 49ers

By on June 26, 2019

Richard P. “Dick” Boas, 100, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019.

He was the husband of the late Miriam R. Eckman Boas, who passed away in 2004. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late George W. and Catherine Eppley Boas.

Dick, also known as “Whitey,” had worked for Armstrong, and then Kerr Glass for 37 years. Following his retirement from Kerr, he worked from 1977 to 1984 for Lancaster Newspapers as a messenger in the retail advertising department.

Whitey was a 1938 graduate of Lancaster Boys High School and then went on to serve in the U.S. Navy on the USS Roberts Destroyer #749 in the Pacific Theater in World War II.

He loved to go see the Phillies play in Connie Mack Stadium, taking trips on vacation to Cape May, and loved San Francisco 49ers football. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his sons: Glenn R. Boas of Lancaster; and David R. married to Esther Boas of Manheim; and by his five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son: Jeffrey P. Boas; and his brother: Harold F. Boas.

Dick’s family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Hospice & Community Care at the Mount Joy Inpatient facility for the compassionate care provided to Dick.

Friends and family are invited to attend Whitey’s graveside services on Friday, June 28, at 11 a.m. at Conestoga Memorial Park, 95 Second Lock Road, in Lancaster. All are invited to gather at 10:15 a.m. at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, for a procession departure at 10:30 a.m. for the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Dick’s memory to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125; or to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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