Joseph George Boston Sr.

November 9, 1946 - June 22, 2019

11/09/1946 - 06/22/2019

Past Services

Wednesday June 26, 2019
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Thursday June 27, 2019
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions
Thursday June 27, 2019
11:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Joseph George Boston Sr. 72, of Bellaire, OH, passed away on June 22, 2019, at Wheeling Hospital.

Joe was born November 9, 1946, in Bellaire, Ohio, son of the late Josephine Marie DelMonte Boston and Rex Boston.

He was retired from the State of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections and retired from Nickles Bakery. He was a former member of Bellaire Fire Department, a member of the American Legion Post 52 Bellaire, a member of St. John Catholic Church, and a Vietnam Army Veteran.

Survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Cheryl A. Donahue Boston. His four children, Joseph (LeAnn) Boston Jr. of Bellaire, OH, Tammy (Brad) Eller of Bellaire, OH, and twins, Stacy (Dom) DelVecchio of Pataskala, OH and Bryan (Lindsey Beaver) Boston of Pickerington, OH., two brothers, Mike (Jeri) Boston of Bellaire, OH and Charlie (Joanie) Boston of Wintersville, OH, a sister Maryann Colyer of Bellefontaine, OH, five grandchildren, Brock, Josette, Grace, Dominic, and Nico, many nieces & nephews, Sister-in-laws Dot(Vince), MaryJane( Russ), Sandy(Paul),Betty(Richard)and Paula(Rick), Brothers-in-law, Jerry (Connie), Buzzy(Fran),Jack(Linda), Dick and Mike(Linda). Deceased Brother-in-laws Bud( Ann),Bill(Genetta) Jim(Sharon)and Tom(MeHee).

Joe loved being outdoors, in his garden, washing his cars, cooking and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Family was so important, and when together, he always had a smile on his face.

He was always thoughtful and loved to surprise Cheryl with all the little things in life. He was a social butterfly and loved life!
He will be sadly missed by all.

Family and friends will be received from 2 pm – 8 pm Wednesday at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, OH.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be at 11 am Thursday at St., John Catholic Church, Bellaire, Ohio with Fr Daniel Heusel as celebrant.The ODRC Honor Guard will preside over Joe at the funeral home while U.S.Military will be providing graveside honors.

Burial follows at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire, OH.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Catholic Church

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John Magistro
4 years ago

I am so sorry and saddened to hear about the passing of Joe. I had the pleasure of being surrounding neighbors to both Joe and Cheryl, and the privilege of coaching Brian at Bellaire. The Boston’s and the Donahue’s are two great Family’s!

Louis Valloric
4 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers to all of the family. I had the pleasure of knowing Joe, as we in the Fire Dept. referred to him as Joey B. I consider him one of my sincere best friend,s and I hope he felt the same. We conquered many projects together, too many to list. My God console him now and care for the family!

Coleen, Chuck and The Roska Family
4 years ago

Aunt Cheryl and Family, May God’s Love and Mercy be with You during your time of need. With Sincere Sympathy an Love. (Hugs)

Coleen, Chuck and The Roska Family
4 years ago

Aunt Cheryl and Family, May Gods Love and Mercy surround you in your time of need. With Sincere Sympathy and Love,

Dawn Hitchcock White
4 years ago

I was blessed to have known Mr. Boston and his family. Always had a smile on his face, he made me feel like one of his family. The sweetest family one could meet, I shall never forget you and the family. God Bless

Crystal Mellott
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss. I remember growing up on Harrison Street, back in the day when kids actually played outside, your Dad always seemed to be around doing yard work, washing his car, or just sitting on the porch, and he was always nice to us Gravel Hill hoodlems, looking out for us. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

-Crystal Mellott

Rose Busack, Annette & David Witchey
4 years ago

Cheryl, Mike, Charlie & Family,
We were saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. We remember all the good times back on Washington Street with Joe, Mike & Charlie. Though our words can do little, we hope that our thought & prayers will support you at this time. So sorry for your loss.

Bob Stewart
4 years ago

Prayers to family during this difficult time

Tom & Cathy Magistro
4 years ago

Cheryl, Our deepest sympathy for the passing of Joe. My personal friendship with Joe goes back many years as kids on Washington and Hamilton St. He was a great guy who always had a smile on his face. Its funny how after so many years of not seeing him we run into you guys in Pickerington, Ohio at a Big Lots store of all places. Please give the kids and grandkids a hug for we know how dedicated he was to his family.

Denise Palmer
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Walked with Joe and Steve Blazek for years. They are probably walking together now. Joe was a good guy and I missed walking and talking with him. Prayers.