Cumberland Times-News

Obituaries

January 7, 2013

PAUL E. “COTTON” BOSLEY [Rome, N.Y.]

ROME, N.Y. — Paul Edward “Cotton” Bosley, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 after a brief illness.

Born on Oct. 3, 1948 in Keyser, W.Va., he was the son of the late Paul and Hazel (Duckworth) Bosley.

Paul was a 1966 graduate of Bruce High School, Westernport. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in October 1967. He served in Vietnam, participating in nine major combat operations, including Operations Pegasus and Kentucky, as well as over 350 combat patrols. In February 1968, he arrived in time to join his unit under siege at Khe Sahn.

For his service, Paul was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat V, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with V, the Republic of Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Star, the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Medal.

Paul was later a self-employed plumber for many years. He loved the outdoors, working in his garden, and woodworking.  He also loved the Marine Corps. He attended the Grace Baptist Church.

Paul is survived by the love of his life, Karen Adey Kulesa of Rome; his two sons, William Bosley and wife Megan of Georgia, Gus Bosley of North Carolina; a brother, Daniel Bosley and wife Carol of Westernport; his niece, Amanda Bosley of Westernport; Karen’s children, whom he regarded as his own, Tanya Bellardino and husband John and their son Christian of South Dakota, Rickie Adey and wife Nicole and their children Natalie, Morgan, and Brayden of Baltimore, and John Adey and wife Jennifer and their children, Adam and Liberty of San Antonio, Texas; and Karen’s father, Edward Kulesa, also survives him.

At Paul’s request, he was cremated.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the Gulla Funeral & Cremations Services.

Contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 75817, Topeka, KS 66675. For further information, please see the Wounded Warrior Project website at www. woundedwarriorproject.org/.

 

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