Marge Boesch

Rest in Peace


The UDT-SEAL Association and the Naval Special Warfare Foundation regrets to announce that Marjorie (Marge) E. Boesch, 76, passed away on Saturday, November 1, 2008 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Marge was born in Rochester, NY, to the late Myrl and Selma Thomas. She was a retired secretary at Virginia Beach General Hospital as well as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Marge formally served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the UDT-SEAL Association. She performed numerous duties for the Association as well as the Naval Special Warfare Foundation, including serving on the staff of ‘The Blast’ publication and on the Naval Special Warfare Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Marge is survived by her husband of 53 years, Rudy Boesch; three daughters, Ellen M. Boesch, Patty B. Messerian and husband Martin, and Barbara B. Schlatter and husband Terry, all of Virginia Beach; a brother, Dick Thomas of Pittsford, NY; and a granddaughter, Kelsey M. Messerian of Virginia Beach.

A memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted at 10 am on Monday, November 10, 2008 at Little Creek Amphibious Base Chapel with Fr. William Dermott officiating. Burial will be private at a later date. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Naval Special Warfare Foundation, PO Box 5965, Virginia Beach, VA 23471 or

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