Frank J. Bogan

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Frank J. Bogan, 86, of Butler passed away Saturday at Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Cabot.
Born in Lackawanna, N.Y., on May 19, 1928, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary Pytak Bogan.
Frank was a member of the Saint Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, Butler.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Korean War.
Following graduation in 1958 with a degree in engineering from Youngstown State University, Frank began his 35-year career at West Penn Power. He started out as a commercial sales representative and over the years was promoted to the positions of methods engineer, area development representative, industrial power engineer, customer service supervisor, staff assistant to the vice president of division operations and division manager of the Jefferson Division. In 1983, Frank was appointed division manager of the Butler Division, a position he held until his retirement in December 1992.
He previously served as chairman of the Butler County Branch of the Pennsylvania Economy League. In addition, he previously served on the board of directors of the Midwestern Economic Education Foundation and the Community Development Corporation of Butler County.
He also formerly belonged to the Butler Rotary Club and the Esquire Club.
He was an avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife, Carole Umbarger Bogan, to whom he was married for 49 years; his daughter, Diane Tanner and her husband, Chick, of Saxonburg; his two grandchildren, Charlie Tanner and Caroline Tanner of Saxonburg; his three sisters, Jean Ault of Struthers, Ohio, Mary Ellen McComish, of Hilliard, Ohio, and Janet Johnson of Apple Valley, Ohio; and his sister-in-law, Cecilia Bogan of Struthers, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Bogan, and his sister, Margaret Landolfi.
Bogan- There will be no visitation for Frank J. Bogan, who passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Saint Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, Butler. Entombment will take place in Zelienople Cemetery Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Saint Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 432 Center Ave., Butler, PA 16001.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home, Butler.
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Published in Butler Eagle on July 29, 2014
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