David Boschert, former delegate from Arundel, dies

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David Boschert, who formerly served Anne Arundel County in the Maryland House of Delegates as a Republican and was earlier on the County Council as a moderate Democrat, died of liver and pancreatic cancer Thursday evening at his Crownsville home. He was 63.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. July 9 at Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church, 1720 S. Cecil Ave. in Millersville. Viewings will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 7 and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 8 at the Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave. in Annapolis.

Born in Annapolis, he attended Anne Arundel Community College, where he received an associate's degree in political science. He also had a bachelor of science in business management from the University of Maryland, College Park.

In 1968, Mr. Boschert enlisted in the Marines and fought in Vietnam. He left military service as a Marine Corps Reserve captain. He had served as chairman of the Anne Arundel County Veterans Commission and was active in veterans advocacy groups.

In 1979, Mr. Boschert became a member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals. He was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, where he served from 1999 to 2007 and had been vice chair of the Anne Arundel delegation. He was on the Anne Arundel County Council from 1984 to 1994, serving as its chairman from 1992 to 1993.

At his death, he was an adjunct professor at Anne Arundel Community College and executive director of the Maryland Classified Employees Association. He had earlier been assistant branch manager of the old First National Bank and a manager of Farmers National Bank.

He was also a past president of the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include his wife of many years, the former Marion Raines; a son, Michael Christopher Boschert; a daughter, Christine Marie Hagan; his mother, Miriam Gies; two sisters, Jean B. Guite and Cecelia D. Smith; and two grandchildren.

jacques.kelly@baltsun.com

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