OBITUARY: Allen C. ‘Bud’ Boucher

February 14, 2020
By Marcy Shortuse

Allen C. “Bud” Boucher of Pittsford, N.Y. and Boca Grande passed away on February 5, 2020. He was born in Rochester, N.Y. on February 12, 1922 to Alberta and Clarence Boucher.
Allen was a graduate of Deerfield Academy and Amherst College, and served in the Navy during World War II. He began his career as an organic chemist at Eastman Kodak Co.
In the early 1950s he joined Caldwell Manufacturing, succeeding his father, Clarence Boucher, as President/CEO in 1956. He was responsible for the explosive growth of Caldwell by opening manufacturing plants in Sharon Hill, Pa., Williamsport, Md., Jackson, Miss. and Leamington Spa, U.K.
Allen also promoted the expansion of product lines for disparate window designs. He semi-retired in 1976 but remained active as Edward Belcher took over as president.
He was active on the board of Central Trust and Junior Achievement and supported the Boy Scouts and the Boys and Girls Club.
An avid sailor, golfer, skier, and traveller, he also loved jazz and classical music. He was a member of several barbershop quartets and a regular attendee of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Allen is survived by his wife, Joyce; sons, Edward Allen (Peggy) Boucher and James Marshal (Maria) Boucher; grandchildren, Timothy, Nicky, and Mitchell.
Services will be held privately in Pittsford, NY.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Development Office, 108 East Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14604; Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14607 or Humane Society at Lollypop Farm 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY, 14450. To share a memory of Allen or send a condolence to the family visit