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January 14, 2014

Stanley A. Boshoff

Stanley A. Boshoff

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Stanley A. Boshoff, 90, most recently of Saratoga Springs and formerly of Worcester, passed away on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at the Saratoga Hospital.

He was born Aug. 7, 1923, in North Adams, Mass., the son of Philip and Ada (Sur) Boshoff. He married Lucia M. DiMartin on Feb. 16, 1948. She predeceased him on March 30, 1975.

Stanley served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was in Normandy and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, where he was injured and received the Purple Heart.

During his working career, he drove truck and for 17 years was a rural postal carrier working out of the Worcester office. He then worked at the Albany Postal Distribution Center until his retirement in 1986.

Stanley was a member of the Worcester American Legion, and VFW. He loved sports and was an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots fan, as well as a follower of various college sports.

While living in Cheshire, Mass., from 1986 to 2011, where he resided with his sister, Amy Bryant, he took advantage of the opportunities of walking and hiking in Berkshires.

He is survived by a son, Philip P. Boshoff, and his wife, Rose A. of Saratoga Springs; a granddaughter, Laurel Boshoff of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Amy Bryant of Pittsfield, Mass.; as well as two nephews and several cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Stephen Fournier officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, 211 Chestnut St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta. 

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