Stephen Paul Boochever was born in New York in 1909. In Rye his family lived at Blind Brook Lodge. Stephen served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Stephen Paul Boochever was chairman of the Board of Jeanne Bouchever Inc. of Essex, and a resident of Old Saybrook for four years. He was born in New York City, March 7, 1909, son of the late George B. and Blanche (Kaufman) Boochever, and a graduate with an LLB from St. John's University, class of 1932, and did graduate studies in International Law at several European universities including the Academy of International Law at the World Court in Hague, the Netherlands.
He was formerly with the Department of Correction for the city of New York as deputy commissioner of correction appointed by Mayor Fiorrello LaGuardia, and was a veteran of World War II in the U.S. Naval Reserve with the rank of lieutenant commander.
After the war, he established his own firm in 1958, Interstate-Boochever of Fairlawn, N. J., until retiring in 1964, and chairman of the Board of llikon Corp. Natick, Mass. In 1975, he joined with his wife, with the firm of Jeanne Bouchever of Essex, manufacturer and distributor of ladies accessories. He established the Boochever Art Scholarship, and the contribution of the Boochever Art Collection to Patterson State University, Patterson, N.J., and was awarded an honorary doctor of letters by Patterson University in 1966, and was founding member of the College Development Board.
S. Paul Boochever, 74, of 52 Cromwell Place, Old Say-brook, died Sunday, (May 22) at his home. He was survived by his wife, Jeanne (Golden) Boochever of Old Saybrook; a son, T. Sloane Boochever of New York City; two daughters, Mrs. Brooks H. (Allison) Sawyer of Westwood, Mass., and Mrs. Richard W. (Leslie) York of Larchmont, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Margery Perlo of Sugar Hill, N.H., and Miss Joan Boochever of New York City; three grandchildren.
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