Boecklin, George E; passed away peacefully at home on March 31st surrounded by his family. George was born on July 21, 1924 to George E. Boecklin and Mary Cassidy Boecklin in Queens, NY where he was raised.
George joined the US Marine Corp in 1942 and served on the Battleship USS Arkansas during WWII. He fought at Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy, then served in battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in the Pacific. In 1994, George was awarded the French Jubilee of Liberty Award in France at the 50th anniversary of D-Day.
After the war, George attended Manhattan College on the GI Bill where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business. He spent his career working for the National Coffee Association of the USA. During his tenure, George was promoted to President of the NCA, as position he held until his retirement in 1996.
On June 13, 1959 George married Margaret (Sis) Sayer Boecklin. George and Margaret were married 56 years until her passing January 27, 2016. The couple raised their 7 children in Plainview, NY.
George was an avid runner; completing many marathons such as Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and London.
George is survived by his 7 children Anne (Thomas) Odessa, Margaret (Patrick) O'Hara, Regina Benzing (Thomas), George (Christine) Boecklin, Andrew (LIsa) Boecklin, Ellen Neyland, Mary (Gregg) Freiberg. George also leaves behind his beloved 15 grandchildren, as well as several great nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his wife Margaret, his 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.
George will be remembered by many as a kind and humble man.
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