DANIEL JOSEPH BOSKOVITCH

  • Born: August 19, 1952
  • Died: October 13, 2017
  • Location: Olmsted Fallslls, Ohio

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

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Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

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Tribute & Message From The Family


DANIEL J. BOSKOVITCH age 55.
It is difficult, at best attempt to honor our father. It is never an easy task to capture someone in words, as words frequently fall short of capturing someone's true essence. In this instance, they fall so far below the mark that i feel it is almost futile to try. So instead, please take a moment a remember something good about Daniel Boskovitch that touched everyone of our lives.

Over the past couple of days since his passing, my family are very grateful to our family and friends who have helped us over these days. We all acknowledge the great influence he left on our lives. Our father as many may know helped raise six intelligent children. Although he was many of our best friend, he was first our teacher. He taught us many values and morals, coincidentally all heavily influenced by the Catholic Church. He taught us how to be humble, cherish the tings we have, and to work hard. Our father very keen on working hard, spiritually and is the world. He wanted a 110% out of us whether it be in sorts, education (especially math), work and definitely a commitment to activities. Proverb 13:14 states, "A sluggards appetite is never fulled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied." Now we believe this is what he was trying to teach us, his children. As mentioned earlier, he wanted us to give our best in everything from school to our faith in order to lead the most satisfying and happy life we could. When ever one of us went to him for advice on various topics, from social to school, to spiritual dilemmas, he was always there to listen and give great support, just simply awesome advice. This is the only way to describe it. His life was surrounded by his faith. He was a very strongly committed Catholic man and he touched a lot of peoples hearts in his life with his wisdom, experiences, and through the help of the Catholic Church. Not only did he helped his family and relatives, but we have heard so many wonderful stories of how he had talked to many people in their time of need and helped them through it, giving them ideal advice based upon his experiences and Catholicism. He was wise and caring with such a great heart.

Along with his fatherly hood and people he has affected along his journey, we would be re-missed not to mention our mom and her beloved husband. Our parents have a very faithful marriage. They stayed be each other through thick and thin, although they fought, they prevailed too. When two people are joined together in marriage, they vow to remain faithful through it all, both sickness and health. When his wife went through her own cancer treatments, he was right by her side through it all. Just how she stayed with him through his experience. They became closer through their cancer journey. They also experiences life's precious moments together, like climbing up 350 steps to a lighthouse in San Diego, hiking in Hocking Hills for 3 hours, deep sea fishing and kayaking through the pacific to see walruses and seals just to name a few. They shared a lot of adventurous experiences together but they also cherished the ones they made at home like taking bike rides around the neighborhood through all the seasons. They were there for each other and that's what it is all about/ Mom and dad are both Catholic and their faith is very important to both of them, which made raising kids a lot easier knowing you have the same values.

His goal was to be the best husband he could be by being a husband by the Bible. he will be dearly missed by all. With love, your wife Cathy and beautiful children, Danny, Nikki, Jenny, Jessy, Monica, Chad and jack.

Beloved husband of Catherine (nee Vlcek). Loving father of Daniel, Nichole, Jennifer, Jessica, Monica and Chad. Dearest son of Daniel and the late Dorothy. Brother of 8. Uncle, cousin and friend of many. Mass of Christian Burial, St. Mary of the Falls Church, Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received Tuesday 4 – 8 PM at THE A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OHIO (West of I-71)


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YOU ARE IN OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS FOREVER!

Posted by - CLEVELAND, OH - friend   October 20, 2017


There's an unspoken bond between big sisters and little brothers...

Perhaps it's in remembering so many cherished times together like the first time I cradled you with mom very nearby or your tiny broken leg from a highchair fall, that we all (your siblings) nursed you through or walking with you and mom to your first day of school. I remember reading books to you and playing king of the hill in the winter snow as if it were yesterday. More recently, because little brothers like you are so caring, you were repairing my car in subzero temperatures, but our last Christmas Dinner together with your dearly beloved tribe will always be the most exceptional for so many reasons. Faith teaches us that at some point in the not too distant future, we will all be together again. I am so thankful to our Lord for the promise of continuity my little brother, because it would be so incomplete for any of us to carry on without you. I'm so glad that you are my little brother and I take comfort in knowing that if God needs an engineer for advanced angelic wing design he'll know where to look.

May you find Light, Refreshment and Peace.

Your Loving Sis


Posted by ANTONIA B. - CLEVELAND, OH - family   October 20, 2017

TO THE BOSKOVITCH FAMILY:

The last time I saw your son/brother, was approximately three months ago and he was looking remarkably well and in a suit and tie, appropriately dressed for his professional work as an engineer, an academic accomplishment that all who knew him, knew he labored so diligently to accomplish. Given the fact that he was employed full time, in college full time and had graduated with honors, in the midst of taking care of his family, was nothing short of remarkable!

We grew up together in one of the poorest sections of the city. Often times, in those conditions, most have little or no chance to amount to anything much less take care of the needs of so many others. In his mid life times, when we reconnected, I remember his hard work and personal industriousness in so much good! At often a distance, we all admired his landscaping and building and constructing and efforts in repairing and fixing his homes. And, even though he was often too inundated to take pleasure in spending excess time with others, because of his need to attend to the needs of his large family: attending a wrestling match or baseball game with his kids, he still mustered the slivers of precious time to in order to be nurturing to his friends.

Dan was an incredibly gifted and talented man who will always be remembered by me and many others, for his fortitude, perseverance and the ability to transform things into good!!!

May God bless the Boskovitch family and know that he was admired and loved.


Posted by: ANN J. - CLEVELAND, OH Oct 14, 2017

Posted by ANN J - CLEVELAND, OH - friend   October 20, 2017


Dear Daniel Joseph:

When I first met you, you were so youthful and vibrant. As time passed, and your health changed, I was amazed at your strength and perseverance through thick and thin. I only hope that I can imitate many of your virtues in facing the many challenges in my life as calmly and bravely as you did. If I could have held back time for you, I would have. I prayed so earnestly to do just that.

May you rest in Peace dear brother.

Your adopted sister,

Janie

PS: We miss you so much already






Posted by JANIE KIRKWOOD - BEREA, OH - friend   October 20, 2017

Cathy, I know I only have known you a short while. But the way you have talked to me about your husband and family touched my heart. I will be praying for you and your family as you go through this. Let me know if you need anything. Your in my thoughts. Brenda.

Posted by Brenda Nolan - Middleburgh, OH - Coworker   October 19, 2017

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As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by Linda Wilson    October 19, 2017

I'll always remember the man who ran for miles. The guy never stopped. He was an inspiration to many. So very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Mario Russo - Fairview Park, OH - Friend   October 18, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all,
Sincerely,
The Maddocks Family

Posted by SUZANNE MADDOCKS - OLMSTED FALLS, OH - Friend   October 18, 2017

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Cathy, Chad and Family,

My deepest sympathy to you all. The memory that stands out the most to me of your father is at our Clambake last year. When he won the snow blower, he was so happy! His smile was huge. I also remember seeing him jogging while you were at CYO football practice. He seemed so happily determined to be as healthy as he could. I do remember watching your football games and noticing him as he watched you on the field. He was very proud of you and all your accomplishments. Know he is still with you, supporting you, during your life's journey.

God Bless You,

Dan & Jessica Bender
(Alec Bender's parents)

Posted by Jessica Bender - North Olmsted, OH - Friend   October 17, 2017

Dear Cathy and Dan's Family and Friends, I met Dan as a coworker at Demag over 17 years ago. We worked closely together as he Mentored me as a young engineer. I would not be the Engineer or the Man I am today if it had not been for Dan. I have only fond and good memories of Dan. When I left Demag, we remained friends. One of the fondest memories I have of Dan is at my wedding. He snuck up and cut in and danced with me and my photographer got a picture of it. I am so sorry for your loss, he will always be a part of who I am. Hold on to the good memories and cherish them, may they carry you thru. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers as will his soul, may he rest in peace.

Posted by Joe Keys - North Olmsted, OH - Friend   October 17, 2017

Boskovitch family - My deepest condolences for your loss.

Posted by Kyle Cantrell    October 17, 2017

My prayers and sincerest condolences. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Al Ferrie - Friend   October 17, 2017

Kathy, I am so sorry to hear about Dan. He was a good person, my condolences to you and the family

Posted by Steve Vasko - Streetsboro, OH - Coworker   October 17, 2017

Prayers to my family and deepest condolences.Danny is with family now and has his wings to fly about us and in no pain .Love you all.

Posted by Carolyn Wright - Sullivan, OH - Family   October 17, 2017

Nothing can express the sadness that I have right now, reading of the passing of this awesome guy. He was one of the best cousins I had when I was just a little kid. Our families were always together and all the cousins were always playing. There was enough of us for a few football teams that's for sure, and always played like we were on a football team. As we have gotten older, we might have grown apart, but our love as cousins was and will always be there.
I will always remember us making family memories and having so much fun, with not a worry in the world. Thank you for those fun memories. May you rest in peace, and until we see each other again, I love you my dear cousin.

Posted by Breanda Renfrow - LaGrange, OH - family   October 17, 2017

RIH Dan

Posted by Olga Diaz - Friend   October 16, 2017

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Dan was a fellow Saturday morning men's prayer group member who introduced me to the "Crossing the Goal" show and who helped me with a K of C Fortnight for Freedom event. He was a faithful family man who fought hard and remains a great example to any man of how to behave when facing adversity. God bless his family, and may he rest in peace.

Posted by Kevin Doherty - Olmsted Township, OH - Friend   October 16, 2017

I would like to offer my condolences to your family. I worked with Dan at Van Dorn before I took time off to raise my children. I sometimes ran into Dan and family around Berea and area when my kids were younger and we went to all of the family events in the area. Dan was always so very nice to talk to, he was a dedicated worker, extremely helpful and I am lucky to have worked with him. I actually sit at what was his desk and have some of his old papers and files. And our NC4 Simulator still bears a label that says "Dan's Simulator". Several of us talked today and the recurring theme was how nice Dan was and how well he was liked in the company. My family will be keeping your family in our prayers.

Posted by Tanya Hauck - Berea, OH - Coworker   October 16, 2017

Posted by A friend   October 16, 2017

To the Boskovitch family,
I met Dan 9 years ago. He became a great friend and we helped each other overcome things through this life. He ALWAYS talked about Cathy and his kids and how much he loved them. He always wanted what is best for you all. I felt like I already knew you just through his words. I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer last year and now we are close. It has been such a blessing. I am sending love and prayers to you all through this very difficult time. Dan was for sure a fighter, and I feel very blessed to have had his friendship.
Sincerely,
Tricia Martin

Posted by Tricia Martin - Olmsted Falls, OH   October 16, 2017

To the Boskovitch Family -

As a coworker of Dan's for the past 10 years, I enjoyed working with Dan and the time that I got to know him. He was a great man of faith, a great man of many accomplishments throughout this life, a great coworker, but an even better friend.
I am proud to have known Dan and I appreciate all that he taught me during our time working together; so simply "Thank You". You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kevin Koehler - Painesville, OH - Coworker   October 16, 2017

Posted by A friend   October 16, 2017

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Dear Daniel Joseph:

When I first met you, you were so youthful and vibrant. As time passed, and your health changed, I was amazed at your strength and perseverance through thick and thin. I only hope that I can imitate many of your virtues in facing the many challenges in my life as calmly and bravely as you did. If I could have held back time for you, I would have. I prayed so earnestly to do just that.

May you rest in Peace dear brother.

Your adopted sister,

Janie

PS: We miss you so much already

Posted by A friend   October 15, 2017

Dear Chad,
The first time I really met your Dad, it was in our back yard. We had a great time watching you learn to ride a dirt bike. He was SO proud of you. You did a great job! He was a proud Daddy and loved you so very much. I admired his strength and character. He was so very brave. What a legacy he has left in you and your family. Carry that with you always, as he will be with you. You are a wonderful young man. I love you!
Mrs. Criswell

Posted by A friend   October 15, 2017

Condolences to the Boskovitch Family, may the support of family and friends help you though this most difficult time.

Posted by PJP    October 15, 2017

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There's an unspoken bond between big sisters and little brothers. Perhaps it's in remembering so many cherished times together like the first time I cradled you with mom nearby or your tiny broken leg from a fall or walking with you and mom to your first day of school. I remember reading books to you and playing king of the hill in the winter snow as if it were yesterday. More recently, because little brothers like you are so caring, you were repairing my car in subzero temperatures, but our last Christmas together with your dearly beloved tribe will always be the most exceptional for so many reasons. Faith teaches us that at some point in the not too distant future, we will all be together again. I am so thankful little brother, because it would be so incomplete for any of us to carry on without you. I'm so glad that you are my little brother and I take comfort in knowing that if God needs an engineer for advanced angelic wing design he'll know where to look.

May you find Light, Refreshment and Peace.

Your Loving Sis

Posted by A friend   October 15, 2017

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Dear Daniel Joseph:

When I first met you, you were so youthful and vibrant. As time passed, and your health changed, I was amazed at your strength and perseverance through thick and thin. I only hope that I can imitate many of your virtues in facing the many challenges in my life as calmly and bravely as you did. If I could have held back time for you, I would have. I prayed so earnestly to do just that.

May you rest in Peace dear brother.

Your adopted sister,

Janie

PS: We miss you so much already.

Posted by Janie R. - Berea, OH   October 15, 2017

Posted by J. KIRKWOOD    October 15, 2017

I can't say enough how much I appreciate you always coming by and sitting with my mother Cathi climaco as she passed and you and Uncle Bob would pray with her or over her. I wish your family nothing but peace and happiness and now you are free to fly and have no pain. Take care Dan.

Posted by Hallie Ehrhardt - Parma heights, OH - Family Friend   October 15, 2017

May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of dearest Danny rest in the everlasting peace of Christ Almighty. Knowing of your loss has deeply saddened us however far from what you are all going through now. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have as a family. We will truly miss the presence of Danny, a truly loveable and kind person. Stay strong. We love you all so much. Connie and Kevin

Posted by Connie and Kevin Adams - Strongsville, OH   October 15, 2017

May the God of all comfort and a promised hope, be with the family and friends at this very sad and difficult time.

Posted by D - Cleveland, OH   October 15, 2017

TO THE BOSKOVITCH FAMILY:
The last time I saw your son/brother, was approximately three months ago and he was looking remarkably well and in a suit and tie, appropriately dressed for his professional work as an engineer, an academic accomplishment that all who knew him, knew he labored so diligently to complete. Given the fact that he was employed full time, in college full time and had graduated with honors, in the midst of taking care of his family, was nothing short of remarkable! We grew up together in one of the poorest sections of the city. In those conditions, most have little or no chance to amount to anything much less take care of the needs of so many others. In his mid life times, when we reconnected, I remember his hard work and personal industriousness in so much good! At often a distance, we all admired his landscaping and building and constructing and efforts in repairing and fixing his homes. And, even though he was always too inundated to take pleasure in spending excess time with others, because of his need to attend to the needs of his large family: attending a wrestling match or baseball game with his kids, he still mustered the slivers of precious time to in order to be nurturing to his friends and his friendships nonetheless. Dan was an incredibly gifted and talented man who will always be remembered by me and many others, for his fortitude, perseverance and the ability to transform things into good!!! God bless the Boskovitch family and know that he was admired and loved.

Posted by ANN J. - CLEVELAND, OH   October 14, 2017

Loving son,
I will miss our times together. The joy of fishing, watching the ball games, going to wrestling, football, and all sports with the children. All the numerous family gatherings at your home. I am very proud of you. I love you. You have many achievements along with building skills, auto repairs and the list is endless. God has blessed us. Love, Dad

Posted by Daniel Boskovitch - Brunswick, OH - Family   October 14, 2017

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Tim, Sandy, & Boys, We are so sorry for your loss. We know how much you loved Dan and what a wonderful person he was. God bless all of you and help you through this difficult time. Love & prayers, Ken & Ginny Strnad

Posted by Virginia Strnad - Parma, OH   October 14, 2017