P. Boehlke passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. He was born on
September 24, 1934 to Paul and Agnes (Sorell) Boehlke in Albany,
NY. At a young age he lost his father, Paul Boehlke. His mother
later married George Boehlke and he raised Orville as his own.
Orville was a lifelong mason and enjoyed camping, fishing and just
being outdoors. He married the love of his life, Shirley, on
October 4th, 1953 and together they celebrated 66 years of
marriage. His hands have constructed many beautiful brick pieces
that can be seen all around the surrounding areas, including his own
home. Orville spent his life helping others and was a jack of all
trades. He could and would build or fix anything for anyone. He
told wonderful stories of his youth and would talk to anyone who
Orville is predeceased by his father, Paul Boehlke; his mother
and stepfather, George and Agnes Boehlke; his baby sister, Paulette
Boehlke; Sister and Brother-in-law, Louise and Alfred Irwin; sister
and brother-in-law, Marie and Hanz Ritzel, his brother Peter H.
Boehlke(Herman) and an infant grandson.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley J. Boehlke (Overbaugh), his
daughter, Shirley J. (Stephen) Fourman, his sons: Orville P. Boehlke
Jr., Edward G. (Darcy) Boehlke and Lance (Ronna) Boehlke, his
siblings, Patrica LaQuire and Paul H. Boehlke, his grandchildren:
Michael(Christina) Fourman, Jason Fourman, Christopher(Debra)
Fourman, Edward Boehlke Jr., Orville(Jennifer) Boehlke III, Adam
Smith, Daniel Smith, Aileen(Joshua) Gebe, Tanya(Joshua) Velonis and
Joshua(Jenna) Boehlke. As well as 28 great-grandchildren, one
great-great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.
Orville’s final wishes were carried out by his family and a
private burial service was held for him on July 4th, 2020. He was
eternally laid to rest in the South Berne Cemetery.