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Msgr. James Boehm

December 31, 1929 ~ September 14, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Msgr. James Boehm Obituary

Msgr. James A.  Boehm died Thursday, September 14 at the age of 93. He was born Dec. 31, 1929, in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Leonard M. and Amelia Semler Boehm. He was one of six children, who are all deceased.

Msgr. Boehm was educated at St. Mary, McKees Rocks elementary and secondary schools; St. Vincent College and Seminary, Latrobe, Pennsylvania;  St. Maur Seminary, South Union, Kentucky; and St. Francis Seminary, Loretto, Pennsylvania.  He also attended Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, West Virginia.

The late Bishop John King Mussio ordained him to the priesthood May 31, 1958.

Msgr. Boehm’s priestly ministry included assignments as a teacher at Steubenville Catholic Central High School, Steubenville; St. John Central High School, Bellaire; and St. Joseph Central High School, Ironton.

He was a columnist and editor of The Steubenville Register, from 1966-73 and from 1986-2000.

Msgr. Boehm also served as pastor of St. Paul Parish, Flushing; Our Lady of Mercy, Carrollton; and Sacred Heart, Neffs; in pastoral care at St. John Medical Center, Steubenville; parochial vicar, St. Mary Parish, St. Clairsville;  diocesan director, National Catholic Office for Motion Pictures; spiritual director, Pre-Cana program; member of the diocesan Communications Commission; and diocesan representative, lay deanery council. For 20 years, he served on Bishops’ Pastoral Staff and was named a monsignor (prelate of honor) in 1990.

During some of his priestly service to the diocese, Msgr. Boehm resided at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Wintersville. Msgr. Boehm retired in 2000.

Friends will be received Friday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Following visitation Bishop Monforton will celebrate a funeral Mass for Msgr. Boehm at 11:00 am. Burial will take place at a late date in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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September 22, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
852 Main St
Wintersville, OH 43953

Funeral Mass
September 22, 2023

11:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
852 Main St
Wintersville, OH 43953


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