PAUL E. BOUCHE
Paul Edmond Bouche passed away peacefully in his home on January 28, 2008, after a lengthy illness with Alzheimer's.
Paul was born December 6, 1934 in South Bend, IN. He graduated from South Bend Central High School in 1953 and then served in the U.S. Army for two years. Paul graduated in 1959 with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Tri-State College, in Angola, IN.
Paul started with IBM in Kingston, NY in 1959 upon graduating college and worked in several IBM locations throughout New York. In 1978, he transferred with IBM to RTP in Raleigh. In 1967, Paul received an Outstanding Contribution Award for a computer program that he developed. Paul retired from IBM in May 1990 after 31 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Grace Cumming Bouche of Raleigh; sons, Jon Bouche and his wife, Julie, and Andrew Bouche, both of Raleigh; his daughter, Judy Bouche of Washington, DC. Other survivors include: his twin brother, Ernest Bouche and his wife, Marilou, of Valparaiso IN; along with four grandchildren, Brandon, Phillip, Mathew, and Valerie; along with many nieces and nephews.
Paul was predeceased in death by his daughter, Nicole Bouche in August 2002, along with his parents, Ernest and Anne Bouche, who were originally from France before settling in South Bend, IN, and his sister, Colette Konkol of Wisconsin.
The family would like to thank Paul's caregivers, Donna Sousa and Mary Kamdtho, for their wonderful and caring support during his illness, along with Hospice of Wake County.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2008 at First Reformed Church of Cary.
The family will receive friends at their home at 4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary's Street, Suite 400, Raleigh, NC, 27605.
Published by The News & Observer on Jan. 30, 2008.