Carl S. Bokman

Washington Post

Delivery Manager

Carl S. Bokman, 64, who worked 35 years for The Washington Post before retiring in 2001 as a home delivery manager, died of cancer Jan. 10 at his home in Silver Spring.

Mr. Bokman, who began his career with The Post as a distributor, oversaw home deliveries in Montgomery and Howard counties as well as the outer counties in Virginia.

He was a native Washingtonian who spent his childhood years in the Palisades neighborhood. He graduated from Western High School, where he was a standout baseball player, and served two years in the Army in the late 1950s.

He was a member of the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Burtonsville and a former volunteer with Big Brothers of the Washington area.

He played in adult baseball and softball leagues and enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating on the Chesapeake Bay. He also was a Civil War enthusiast who spent time with his family at their vacation home in Gettysburg, Pa.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Phyllis Moorleghen Bokman of Silver Spring; three sons, George Bokman of Chevy Chase, Carl S. Bokman Jr. of Woodbine and Gregory Bokman of Centreville; a brother, Richard Bokman of Pomfret; a twin sister, Carole Daniel of Riverdale, and another sister, Delores Brackett of Rockville; and two grandchildren.