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Cecil Emerson Boram, 86, of 149 John Street Weston passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston following a brief illness. He was born in Weston on October 14, 1926: son of the late Ralph Cecil Boram and Garnet (Penninger) Boram. On May 26, 1948, he married Naomi Lee (Steele) Boram, who preceded him in death on February 13, 2011.
Mr. Boram is survived by one daughter: Terry Given of Weston, one son: Daniel Boram and fiancé Amy White of Beebe, AR, two grandchildren: Chris Conrad and Byrnn Yvette Boram and great grandchild: Harper Grace Conrad. He is also survived by one sister: Betty Jean Steinbrook of Columbus, OH and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife Naomi, Cecil was preceded in death by two sons: John David Boram and Ralph Stephen Boram, two sisters: Helen Nayler and Jane Pratt and one brother: Robert Boram.
Mr. Boram was a machinist for Danser Hardware and Supply Company of Weston for 33 years. He later went to work for the West Virginia Glass Specialty Company of Weston. Cecil was member of the First Baptist Church of Weston. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1976 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles both of Weston.
Cecil was a member of the Weston Masonic Lodge #10 A.F. & A.M. where he was extremely active over the years. He was past master of the lodge for several years, a coach for hundreds of new candidates of the lodge and was active several years with the funeral rites at the cemetery for fellow masons.
Cecil was also a veteran of the United States Army from April 20, 1945 until December 24, 1946 with Company C 47thEngineer Construction Battalion. He received several medals including the Asiatic-Pacific Service Ribbon and the WW II Victory Medal and was in Okinawa during his deployment.
Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Monday, May 20, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 12:00 noon from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Kenneth Miller officiating. Interment will follow services in the Peterson Cemetery of Weston, WV. Weston Lodge #10 A.F. & A.M. will conduct Masonic graveside rites. Condolences and life stories in memory of Cecil may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Brother Cecil Emerson Boram.