Bruce Boehringer |

Bruce Boehringer

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Corpus Christi Church in Fremont for Bruce T. Boehringer, DVM. Mr. Boehringer, of Penn Valley, passed away July 3. He was 67.

Mr. Boehringer was born March 25, 1940. He graduated from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1964 and went on to serve as an United States Army Captain in Korea, where he was the commander of the 106th Veterinary Detachment.

He moved to Fremont in 1970, bought a practice and became active in numerous veterinary and community volunteer activities. He and his wife took an interest in the development of veterinary students and sponsored several students for summer enrichment at his practice.

After retirement, Mr. Boehringer became a Project HOPE volunteer. He spent five weeks in Indonesia after the tsunami in December of 2004 aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship Mercy, working with the preventive medicine team; he was awarded a presidential citation for volunteerism.

Mr. Boehringer is survived by his wife, Melinda Fortney; sons Dr. Will Beringer and George Boehringer; four grandchildren with another one on the way; and, after practicing veterinary medicine in Fremont for 34 years, thousands of grateful clients and healthy pets.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the Ohlone Humane Society, 39120 Argonaut Way, Fremont, CA, 94538.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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