Wayne A. Bosowicz
Nov 9, 1943 - Jan 4, 2017
- Maine Master Guide, Wayne A. Bosowicz went to be with his Lord on Wednesday morning January 4, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. Wayne was born on November 9, 1943, in Westfield, Massachusetts.
After working as an iron worker as a young man, Wayne set his sights on becoming a bear hunting guide. He and his wife, Donna, settled in Sebec, Maine in the early 70's and began building the world-class hunting operation known as Foggy Mountain Guide Service.
Known as the Dean of Black Bear Guides, Wayne combined a vast, hands-on knowledge of bear and bear habitat with natural people-skills in a way that allowed him to make a hunting trip at Foggy Mountain Guide Service, not only a successful hunt, but an experience to remember for a life-time.
Although music and film celebrities, politicians, editors, writers and captains of industry were frequently his guests, they got the same Wayne as the school teacher from Pennsylvania or the autoworker from Detroit. He'd look them in the eye, grab their hand, and say "How in the world are you? Pull up a stump and let's talk bear." Wayne was very well known and respected in the hunting world. He was the subject of numerous magazine articles over the years and the featured speaker at many hunting shows and forums. Wayne was very active in building and maintaining strong relationships between Maine's hunting community and landowners. He was founding member of the Maine Professional Guides Association.
Wayne was also a man of faith. He believed the Bible and its promises for him, both in life and for eternity. He experienced daily the wondrous beauty of Gods creation in the big woods of the KI-JoMary region and West Branch and saw in lives of the bear he knew so well, a natural order and perfection that could have only been the signature work of God Himself. Wayne was no theologian, never felt his faith was strong enough, but he knew that Christ died for him and that was all he needed to know in the end.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter, Laurie and husband, Richard Bingham; son, Jason and wife, Angelina Bosowicz; his grandchildren, Jeremy and wife, Ashley Bingham, Melinda and husband, Michael Roberts, Katrina and husband, Nicholas Roberts, and Morgan Bosowicz; and great-grandchildren, Caleb, Mason, Benjamin, and Bradleigh; and brothers, Mark Premny, Bruce Bosowicz and families.
Wayne will be missed, until they meet again, by his good friend and brother in the faith, Ken Johnson, his wife, Marie and Erica, Laura and Emma or the Johnson girls as Wayne called them.
A memorial service will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Bosowicz Grandchildren Fund, c/o Donna Bosowicz, PO Box 2816, Waterville, ME 04903.