Jay Michael Bosch, age 49 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021, at his home.
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He was born on September 28, 1971 in Jefferson City, the son of John C. and Susan (Barger) Bosch. He was married on June 18, 2016 in Jefferson City, Mo. to William “Bill” Ruprecht who survives at home.
A lifelong resident of the Jefferson City area, Jay graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1989. He went on to Lincoln University where he graduated in 1995 and then earned his Masters from Baker University in 1998.
Jay was employed in various positions working with SEMA from 2005 to 2012, he then went on to work with Focal Point Inc. from 2013 to 2016. He currently was the director of business development for AVI-SPL working with audio video integration technology.
He was a man of faith and a life-long believer. Jay was raised and baptized in the Memorial Baptist Church and most currently held membership at First Presbyterian Church. He had a passion for serving the Lord and was active with the church in numerous ways. He served as a deacon, was recently appointed Co-Chair of the church safety committee and helped as a Thanksgiving meal volunteer for the church congregation for many years.
Jay was one of a kind. He made every person he met feel special, never forgot a face or a name and made life-long friends everywhere he went. Jay’s sentimental nature drove him to truly pour his heart into his relationships with friends and family and he nurtured them fervently. Jay exercised his creative nature through art, interior decorating and even landscaping— always sure to maintain a flawlessly decorated home and beautifully manicured lawn. He was not only the life of the party; Jay was the party. He was the planner, entertainer, host and cook for countless events over the years. Jay found immense joy in gathering friends and family together to share time, laughs and good food. He and his husband owned a home at the Lake of the Ozarks which quickly became a favorite getaway for them both. Together, Jay and Bill embarked on many cruises, made an abundant number of friends, witnessed many treasured sunsets, and most importantly, shared the love of a lifetime for almost 30 years.
Survivors include: his loving husband, William “Bill” Ruprecht of Jefferson City, Mo.; his parents, John C. and Susan Bosch of Jefferson City, Mo.; one sister, Stephanie Hoobing (husband Kurt) of Overland Park, Ks.; and one nephew, Charlie, known as Charlie Joe to Jay.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles and Helen Bosch; his maternal grandparents, Harold and Betreace Barger; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Freeman Mortuary.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am Friday, April 30, 2021 in the Freeman Chapel with Reverend Angela Madden officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
A webcast of the funeral service will begin at 10:00 am Friday, April 30, 2021 for friends that are not able to attend by going to his memorial page on Freeman Mortuary’s website. Friends may mail sympathy cards to the funeral home or leave condolences online to be given to his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to First Presbyterian Church or the Jay Bosch Memorial Scholarship Fund through the Jefferson City Public School Foundation which will be used to provide educational assistance to the Jefferson City LGBT Youth community. Please send Scholarship Fund donations to Freeman Mortuary at 915 Madison St., Jefferson City, MO 65101
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.