Charles P. Boehler
A lifelong area resident, he was born June 11, 1928, in Jamestown, the son of Charles A. and Margaret Anderson Boehler.
He was a graduate of Celoron High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, receiving the rank of corporal and the Korean Service medal.
In 1951 he took over the operation of Bennie M. Anderson Trucking Co. in Falconer until its dissolution in 1993. He operated C.B. Leasing Corp., leasing trucks to the former Sterlingworth Corp. for more than 30 years. He also operated a truck repair garage in Falconer.
He was a dealer and collector of antiques and collectibles. He was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 1989 for his motorcycle racing and was instrumental in establishing the Chautauqua Lake Cyclist Club where he served as president for many years. He owned and operated his own motorcycle sales and service shop from his home on Buffalo Street Extension. He was a member of the Ira Lou Spring Post 149 American Legion and the John W. Tiffany Post 53 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was proud of his antique bottle and glass collection and enjoyed bottle shows with the camaraderie of his friends in the field. He won many trophies motorcycle racing in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, Canada and England.
Surviving are his wife Coralyn Remington Boehler, whom he married March 9, 1984; a son, Craig Boehler of Jamestown; a daughter, Denise Hatch of Jamestown; and a grandson, Nicholas Hatch of Jamestown.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice A. Clark Boehler, whom he married Oct. 12, 1957, and who died Jan. 24, 1983.
The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The Rev. E. Allen Rogers, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Jamestown, or National Multiple Sclerosis Society for Research, 205 E. 42nd St., New York, N.Y., 10017-5706, or Alzheimer’s Association National Research, New York, N.Y.