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Boehmig, Robert Laird

Boehmig, Robert Laird Age: 91

Passed Away: 2011-02-22

Funeral Home: Sandy Springs Chapel

Robert Laird Boehmig Robert Laird Boehmig, 91, died on Feb. 22, 2011, in Sandy Springs. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Thrower Boehmig. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Janice Sense Boehmig; daughters, Marie Devaney, of Magnolia, Texas, and Erika Bockelman of Dripping Springs, Texas, and her spouse; sons, Paul, Robert and David, of metro Atlanta, and Mark, of Gainesville, and their spouses; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was beloved and revered, and his memory will be honored for generations to come. Mr. Boehmig was born in Pittsburgh, on Aug. 31, 1919. He graduated from Carnegie Tech and Georgia Tech with advanced degrees in construction engineering, and served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Germany during WWII. In 1948, he joined an Atlanta engineering firm, and took part in designing the Alexander Memorial Coliseum. He opened his own engineering practice in 1959, where he designed the first wave-action swimming pool in the U.S., held several patents and authored technical articles. He also designed office buildings, correctional facilities, and more than 50 church and Sunday School buildings. He was a long-time member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Lodge, Sigma Nu Fraternity, the VFW, Exchange Club, and several engineering societies, and was a former president of the Consulting Engineers Council of Georgia. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2:30 p.m., at the Sandy Springs Chapel, with interment following at Arlington Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday evening, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Sandy Springs Chapel, 136 Mt. Vernon Hwy, Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328.