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William B. Bolmer IV, 73


November 27, 1946 ~ January 10, 2020

...Worked for Stangl Pottery...

William Brevoort Bolmer IV, 73, formerly of Rocky Hill, died suddenly on the morning of Friday, January 10, in the home of his cousin, Gordon L. Bolmer, at 819 S. Blanchard Street in Findlay, Ohio, where he had been residing since 2010.

Bill was born at the American base hospital near Munich, Germany, on November 27, 1946, to the late Army Corpsman William Brevoort Bolmer III and Frieda Christine (Droeste) Bolmer, a nurse.

Bill grew up in Rocky Hill and Flemington, and later moved to Langhorne, Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Neshaminy High School. He attended and graduated from Trenton State College (The College of New Jersey). One of Bill’s early jobs was doing quality control at Stangl Pottery in Flemington.

An avid skier, Bill drifted out west, where he worked as a ski instructor, and as a chef at various casino and resort restaurants. Bill eventually settled in the Tahoe City/ Tahoma, California-area, where he operated the Family Burger restaurant. He was to spend about 30 years in the Late Tahoe area.

Bill married Catherine de Pequin in 1975, and they divorced after about ten years. Bill is survived by a son: Noah Aaron Bolmer, of Sebastopol, California; a daughter, Alycia Brocher, of Gresham, Oregon; and a brother, Stephen G. Bolmer, of Greensboro, North Carolina. Bill also leaves behind two granddaughters, Penelope and Poetry.

Friends and family may visit from 5 pm – 7 pm on Thursday, January 16 at Hufford Family Funeral Home, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay, Ohio. (419-422-1500). Burial will be held at a later date in Van Horn Cemetery.


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