Passings: Emery Pierre Booska

Passings: Emery Pierre Booska

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Emery Pierre Booska, 80, former assistant dean of administration for the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, died Jan.12, 2014

In 1967, he moved his family to Durham, and began his fulfilling career at the University of New Hampshire. While at UNH, Booska served and chaired numerous committees. He retired in 2001. His professional honors include, among others, the Distinguished Pink Triangle Award, UNH Presidential Award of Excellence, Professional Administrative and Technical Staff (PAT) Outstanding Service Award.

Booska was a lifelong advocate for education and all forms of agriculture. From 1957-1967, he was the adviser for the Future Farmers of America (FFA) at Alvirne, the beginning of his enduring involvement with this organization. He continued to judge competitions and fundraise for them, and was presented with a national FFA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

A memorial service will be held Jan.18th at 11 a.m., in the Purdy Memorial Chapel, 2 Concord Rd. (Route 4) Lee, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the FFA-NH Granite State Association of FFA, NH. DMAF PO Box 2042 Concord, N.H. 03302. http://www.nhffa.org.

A full obituary can be read here.