Charles (Buddy) Bogdan Jr. of Vestal, N.Y., passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, on Friday May 3, 2013.
He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Jane Bogdan; his siblings, Robert Priem, Bernadine Toff, Celesta Nogan, Betty Jane Zurawski and Gerald Bogdan.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Margaret (Gawlas) Bogdan; three children and their spouses, David (Karen) Bogdan, Burlington, Vt.; Robert (Linda) Bogdan, Estelle Manor, N.J.; Ruth (John) Dino, Waterloo, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, Charles (Stephanie), David (Heidi), Margaret, Jonathan, Daniel (Megan), Candace, Timothy, Spencer and Joshua, as well as four great-grandchildren, Charlie, Reese, Gabrielle and Callista. Charles is also survived by his twin sister, Charlotte Mills, and many nieces and nephews.
He was a veteran of the Korean War
, serving in the U.S. Army
Signal Corps. He was a retired IBM Owego employee, and a member of its Quarter Century Club, a member of the Vestal United Methodist Church, and a former member of First United Methodist Church, Endicott.
The family would like to thank Lourdes Hospice for its care and support shown to Charles during his illness.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from Vestal United Methodist Church 328 Main St., Vestal, N.Y. Burial will be in Vestal Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main St., Endicott, N.Y. on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850 or to the Vestal United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 328 Main St., Vestal, NY 13850.