DELMAR – August C. Bohl, 58, passed away on June 11, 2020 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady following a brief visit. Born February 2, 1962 in Albany, NY to Herb and Lorraine Bohl, Gus was a lifelong resident of Selkirk. As a young child, Gus was raised on the family farm, and it was during this time that his love for all nature and compassion for animals began to develop as he learned about the country way of living.
As a lifelong avid reader, Gus was continually learning about all species of birds, fish, water mammals and dinosaurs to mention a few of his favorites. He loved to swim and fish, and spent a great deal of time in the Adirondacks at a family camp as a young boy and throughout his adult life.
As a young man, Gus enjoyed a game of horseshoes, cards and bowling, and often partnered with his father for a friendly competition at family parties and union events. Among his varied interests, music provided great pleasure for Gus. Although he appreciated many different genres, he was a huge country fan. He spent years collecting CDs and sharing that love with friends and family from his truck.
Gus worked in the family business, August Bohl Contracting for almost thirty years and was a member of Local 158 Operating Engineers. He was an active member of the Bethlehem Community Church where he found comfort and friendship among many wonderful and kind parishioners. During the last couple of years Gus challenged himself to learn to speak some Italian. It gave him a lot of satisfaction and he was very proud of that accomplishment.
Gus lived his last five years at a Kenwood Manor in Delmar where he looked forward to regular outings with family and friends.
Gus is predeceased by his parents, James Herbert and Lorraine Bohl. He is survived by his stepmother, Agnes Bohl. He is also survived by his brother, James Bohl Jr. and his wife Helena of VA, his sister Linda Yurek and her husband Brad of Selkirk, and sister Deborah Bohl of Averill Park. He is survived by five nephews, including Zachary Bohl (Julia) of VA, Jess Bohl (Heather) of VA, Devin Breen (Jill) of CA, Cullen Breen (Vanessa) of Glenmont, Lucas Yurek of CA, and two nieces, Brianna Sampino ( Giuseppe) of Austria, and Lorraine Meany(Pat) of NJ, and three grand nieces and a grand nephew.
Due to the current virus pandemic, services will be held privately. The family welcomes donations to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave, Menands, NY 12204 as an expression of sympathy instead of flowers. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .
I am so sorry for your loss. Gus was afforded a family that was kind, caring, and compassionate. My he Rest In Peace.
I haven’t seen Gus in several years I was pretty good friend for a few years when I worked with Frank Markus. Gus was always a great guy! He had the only Chev Blazer with an air horn,lol please accept my sincere condolences and god bless you all and of course Gus
Gus was a great friend to me his love of scratch offs and cigarettes. We would go to Stewart’s then go to Five Rivers so he could see the owl that is there. His is going to be missed by me but I know he is in a better place
Miss you Gus
Sympathy on Gus’s passing. Sorry for your loss.
Linda, Brad and family, so very sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers to you all!❤️
Love Laura and Jim Ryll
Rest In Peace my friend
I’ll never forget the big brother welcoming whenever we visited as young kids. Great memories Listening to latest country tapes in the truck.
Condolences to the family!
Deb and Mike Bourgoine
So sorry for your loss Brad, Linda and family.
Peter and Donna Frueh
Sorry to learn of Gus’s death. He was a man who faced many challenges even in his young life. He was proud of his family and his grandfather’s successful business. The thought that brings joy is knowing his faith became the strong anchor of his life. There is a Bible verse that says, “The wind blows where it wills, you hear its sound but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” It is true. The Lord moves on a heart and lives change. Blessings on the man who use to bring Gus to church Sunday mornings. Gus would be in the back before the service and greet friends as they came in giving a little update on his circumstances. He would tell Peter and Chris the latest on Bohl Construction’s newest and most powerful equipment. Now Gus has gone on ahead and will be waiting with the same friendly welcome and the latest news in the Kingdom of Heaven.
My heartfelt Sympathy goes out to Gus’s Family,may he rest in peace
I am so sorry to hear of Gus passing. As a girl operator I always was worried meeting and working with new people but Gus was a dear friend, a welcoming smile and just a godd guy all around. He was so proud once of his new stereo system in his truck he had to bring me for a ride to show it off. I will miss him. Prayers to the family and my sincere condolences..
I am so sorry to hear of Gus passing. As a girl operator I always was worried meeting and working with new people but Gus was a dear friend, a welcoming smile and just a good guy all around. He was so proud once of his new stereo system in his truck he had to bring me for a ride to show it off. I will miss him. Prayers to the family and my sincere condolences..
Doug, Tammy, Phil, and Kris Hauser
Gus was a great guy. Phil remembers that he would always come around and show off his latest new truck!
Robert F Currie
We will miss you our friend GUS, he was a great friend, and an awesome pal GUS no more rat race RIP my friend I loved you like you were my brother… RIP my friend…
We both did the rat race & he was a great man as well as a special friend, please RIP my friend, your best friend
Mr. John Loos RIP Uncle GUS