Home in Memoriam
Marc Böhlke, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of M. Böhlke Veneer Corp., loving husband and father of four, died on January 10th following a snowboarding accident while on vacation with his son in Canada.
"Marc was a kind and caring person with a great sense of humor,” said his close friend, Andrew Ritch, of Cincinnati. “His love of life and engaging personality made him, quite simply, fun to be with. He will always be remembered as a wonderful friend to many, many people and it just seems impossible to believe that he is no longer with us.”
Mr. Böhlke, 39, of Hyde Park, was educated as an architect but grew up working in his family’s wood veneer business, founded by his father, Manfred Bohlke, in Fairfield, OH. Marc began his career in the company’s warehouse and log yard, and quickly became recognized internationally as an industry leader, culminating with the direct responsibility for all of the corporation’s domestic and international sales.
Marc attended the Seven Hills School, graduated from Withrow High School and studied architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of The Summit Country Day School and was actively involved with the Young Presidents’ Organization.
Marc loved any activity that involved being outdoors: Boating, biking, camping, hiking, snowboarding and golf were all personal passions. Above all, however, Marc loved spending time with his family and friends, whether on summer vacations to Harbor Springs, MI, family sailing adventures in the Caribbean, or simply entertaining in his home.
Marc is survived by his wife, Anna Cunningham Böhlke; children Nicholas, Isabella, Sebastian, and Francis; and his parents, Manfred and Katrin Böhlke, all of Hyde Park.
Donations in Marc’s name may be made to Children’s Hospital Medical Center, as follows:
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center