John is remembered as a solid family man and a compassionate Christian. John was a World War II veteran. As a pastoral associate at Holy Trinity Church, John served his community in many ways, including community outreach and christian education. In 1983, he was appointed Alpine Township Supervisor to fill the position vacated by Phil Paepke. John is remembered by the current Supervisor for his willingness to offer political and spiritual advise. In addition to being compassionate, John was also very passionate about the direction his country was taking, and had the courage to speak up. He wrote three books including "A Modern Day Jeremiah?" published in 2007 and "Yes Virginia, there Is a God" published in 2009.
The Alpine Township community is grateful for the life of John Boeheim and for the lives he touched.
John F. Boeheim Jr. aged 86 went to be with his Lord and family on Thursday, January 20, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years Ann in 2006, daughter Marianne and son John Boeheim III. John will be lovingly remembered by his children: Kathy (Michael) Niedzwiecki, Patrick (Barb) Boeheim, Peggy (Pete) Gonzalez, Molly ( Lloyd) Scoby; grandchildren: Matthew (Yumi) Niedzwiecki, Meghan (Scott) Marcusse, Abby & Zach Boeheim, Christina & Josie Gonzalez, Jeff (Tiffany) Scoby, Joy (Terry) Avink, Susan Scoby; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters: Mary Patricia (John) Connors, Joan (Floyd) Shaddeau, Susan (Ted) Jacques and many nieces and nephews. John was a World War II veteran and an active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was an avid football fan and enjoyed volunteering at God's Kitchen. Later in his life he wrote three books. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Monday, January 24, 2011 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1200 Alpine Church Rd NW with Rev. Tom McKinney, celebrant. Relatives and friends may greet John's family on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Reyers North Valley Chapel, 2815 Fuller Ave NE and one hour prior to the service at church. A scripture service will be held on Sunday at 7:30 PM at the funeral home. For those who wish, memorials can be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1200 Alpine Church Rd Comstock Park, MI 49321 or God's Kitchen, 303 Division Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503.