HORNELL-Glen A. Bossard, 84, of 7685 Reservoir Rd, Hornell (Town of Fremont) died Thursday morning (January 7, 2016) at home, following a long illness.
A native & life resident of Hornell, he was born June 27, 1931 and was the son of Roy & Florence (Jaynes) Bossard.
Glen was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1948) and later worked on the L.O. Bossard Dairy Farm (owned by his uncle).
In 1955, he began working for New York Telephone Company which later became Bell Atlantic and finally Verizon. Throughout the years Glen was employed as a lineman, specialist, cable splicer, installer & repairman, retiring in 1991.
Glen was a member of the Telephone Pioneer’s Union and was a former member of the Hornell Moose Lodge. He enjoyed playing cards, especially poker & euchre and was a member of a local card club. Glen enjoyed the outdoors (especially the winter months) and was a member of several snowmobile clubs. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting.
He was preceded in death by his son, Steven “Boz” Bossard who died in 2002; his daughter, Catherine “Cathy” Bossard who died in 2006; 2 sisters, Ruth Kame and Mildred “Millie” Flaherty; and his brother, Merle Bossard.
Glen was married on January 25, 1953 to the former Mary Dixon who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, Richard “Dick” Bossard of Almond and Brett (Kerry) Bossard of Ithaca; 1 daughter, Barbara “Barb” (Ron) Hilsdorf of Fremont; 6 grandchildren, Rachel Bossard, Natalie Bossard, Becky Bossard, Katie Bossard, Sarah (Dan) McManus and Rian Hilsdorf; 3 great-grandchildren, Conrad Meyer, Logan Johnson and Macheyenne Johnson; several nieces & nephews.
The family of Glen A. Bossard will receive friends on Sunday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where funeral services will be held on Monday at11:00 AM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.
Glen’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to either the Cathy Bossard Scholarship Fund, C/O Hornell Alumni Association, PO Box 135, Hornell, NY 14843 or to the Fremont Fire & Ambulance, State Route 21, Stephens Mills, NY 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.
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