Booze Jr., Joseph “Bud”

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Joseph Logan “Bud” Booze Jr., passed away unexpectedly in Blacksburg, Virginia on February 6, 2016 at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Logan Booze Sr., and Hilda Steinbock, and brothers William and Robert Booze.

Bud was born and raised in the Mt. Washington suburb of Baltimore. He graduated from St. Paul’s School and then attended the Univ. of Baltimore on a lacrosse scholarship. He was in the Navy Reserve from 1946 to 1978. A graduate of Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., he retired with the rank of Commander. Bud worked for 27 years in both the graphic arts and packaging industries, retiring in 1987. Bud was a member of the Corinthian Lodge #93, Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple. He lived at the Maryland Masonic Home in Maryland before moving to Warm Hearth, Blacksburg in December 2015.

Surviving are his wife, Adele Blaine Free of Cockeysville, MD; a daughter and son-in-law, Jody Booze-Daniels and W. Lee Daniels of Blacksburg; son and daughter-in-law, James “Jay” Booze and Patricia Booze of Annapolis, MD; four grandchildren, Graham and Cameron Daniels and Jason and Robert Booze; and extended family Blaine Hornick Hawley, and Marcie, Doug, and Tom Hornick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Navy-Marine Relief Society ( A visitation will be held in the Christ Episcopal Church’s library from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, February 12, and his funeral will be held at 3:00 pm, on February 13, 2016 at Christ Episcopal Church, corner of Church and Jackson Streets, Blacksburg.