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Nicholas Bouja

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In Memoriam...

Nicholas Bouja

November 1, 1938- April 20, 2007

Born November 1, 1938, Captain Nicholas John Bouja passed away at Stanford Medical Center on April 20, 2007, at the age of 68.

He is survived by his daughter, Nicole Bouja of Sunnyvale, CA; his son Alex Bouja of San Jose, CA; his loving partner Kathie Behnke of Mountain View, CA and his beloved cat, Sam. Nick led a full and successful life and was most proud of his son and daughter and their accomplishments, and thankful for the love and care of his wonderful partner Kathie.

Nicks distinguished career included 33 years as a 747 Captain for Flying Tiger Airline, which was the worlds leading airfreight carrier; he also flew much needed supplies to U.S. soldiers during Desert Storm and served in the U.S. Army prior to his flying career.

Nick traveled the world, Sydney, Australia and Lake Tahoe were his favorite spots. After he retired, Nick enjoyed his "2nd Job" - playing video poker. He had a special place in his heart for animals, rescuing many from being homeless. Nick had a "Captain's" wit about him and his favorite place was the cockpit, flying a 747 among the clouds.

A celebration of Nick's life will be held at the Lima Family Mortuary in Sunnyvale, CA on Monday, April 30, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., followed by internment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, CA at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a memorial donation be made in Nicks name to American Diabetes Association or Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

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