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|Bruce D. Boehm
Position: Government Agencies Broker
Bruce Boehm (49), known as “Chappy” was a lifelong resident of Long Island. He was born and raised in Franklin Square and graduated from Valley Stream North High in 1970. He graduated from Binghamton University in 1974. He met his wife Irene in November of 1980 and was married on September 11, 1982. Bruce and Irene made their home in West Hempstead with their daughters, Brittany and Stacey. Bruce was also a devoted son to his mother Dorothy.
The beach was Bruce’s first love. He was a Nassau Beach lifeguard for about 15 years. During those years Bruce formed many close friendships which he nurtured until this tragic event. His greatest pleasure was boogie boarding with his daughters and friends at Jones Beach West End 2.
Bruce loved physical activity. He worked out everyday by running, swimming or biking. He ran about 10 New York City marathons and participated in many Long Island marathons and triathlons. He loved competition.
Bruce was also an avid fan of Hofstra University’s football, basketball and lacrosse teams. He attended most home games. Bruce and 14 of his friends had just celebrated Hofstra’s opening football season with a tailgate party on September 1, 2001. They enjoyed cheering the Hofstra Pride football team to victory.
Bruce will be missed by many people especially the people who saw him running throughout the streets of Franklin Square and West Hempstead, He truly loved his family, friends and country. Bruce was passionate about life.