Douglas J. Bohn, 71

Douglas J. Bohn, 71, of Stratford, Conn., entered into eternal rest with his loving family by his side on Oct. 19, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Carole Ann (Palo) Bohn, his wife of 47 years.

Douglas was born in Hartford, Wis., on June 25, 1941, to the late Stewart Frank and Loretta Katherine (Gebhard) Bohn. He was a graduate of West Bend High School in 1959 and Marquette University in 1963 (B.A.) and 1964 (M.S.). Douglas dedicated his entire career of 45 years to Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. He began in 1964 as a mathematics professor and ended as the assistant vice president of Academic Affairs and University Registrar. He was viewed as a model of courage, faith, persistence, and dedication to many students and the growth of the university. Annually his name is honored by the university with the “Doug Bohn Unsung Hero Award.” In recognition of his long and rewarding career, Douglas was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the university.

He was the loving and devoted father of Cheryl LeBlanc and her husband Kevin of Newnan Ga., Stewart Bohn, Holly Tonner and her husband John of Bronx, N.Y., and James Bohn and his wife Amy of Stratford, Conn. He was also a loving grandfather to seven grandchildren, Ashley, Andrew, Kaitlyn, Kevin, Emily, Alison, and Gavin. He is also survived by several cousins. In his retirement, Douglas truly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved researching family history, was an avid sports fan and collected model trains.

Family and friends attended visitation Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Dennis & D’Arcy – Abriola & Kelemen Funeral Home, Stratford, with Mass of Christian Burial held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Our Lady of Grace Church, Stratford, Conn. Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery, Shelton, Conn.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the Doctors, nurses and staff in the Surgical ICU at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations made to St. Vincent Medical Center.

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