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Allen Edgar Bogart, 92, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia County in Port Orange, FL following a brief illness. Born on January 1, 1922 and raised in Potsdam, NY, he was the son of the late Samuel and Nellie Brink Bogart. He married Elizabeth Mae Akey in West Stockholm, NY on November 6, 1945. In November 1955 he joined the Carpenter Local 278 of Watertown, NY and worked for 3 years on the St. Lawrence Seaway for the Becktel Corporation, eventually moving to Fort Lauderdale, FL and later to California where he worked through Local 586 in the Sacramento area from July 1959 through November 1981. After his retirement in 1981 he moved back to New York and eventually settled in Ormond Beach in 1989, after spending 5 winters in Flagler Beach. Allen joined the Army in December 1940, serving Company A of the 18th Infantry B, 1st Division. He was sent overseas (England) in August 1942 and landed east of Orin, North Africa on November 8, 1942. He was taken prisoner of war on December 23, 1942 by the Germans, and turned over to the Italian government. He was held in Palarmo, Sicily for one month, then box-carred to Italy, P.G. 59 at Sevigligno. He was released from prison camp on September 8, 1943 when Italy capitulated. Upon his release, he and a friend traveled by foot for 69 days down the eastern coast to the front. They were recaptured November 3, 1943 and imprisoned at Stalag 7A, Moosburg, Stalag 2B, Hammerstein, Stalag 3B, Furstenburg and Stalag 3A, all in Germany. Upon his liberation by the Russians on April 21, 1945, he returned to the American Troops and reached Camp Lucky Stride May 12, 1945. He was discharged from service on September 3, 1945 after spending a month in rehabilitation in Lake Placid, NY. Al was a member of the DAV Chapter 84, Greater Daytona Beach area, Florida; VFW Post 1590, Daytona Beach; and the American Legion Post 0074, Potsdam, NY. He was active in the East Central Florida Chapter of American Ex-POWs where he served as chaplain. Al was a beloved and active member of Tomoka United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach, FL where he was a member of the United Methodist Men, Sunday School class, Thursday night dinner fellowship, and served in several volunteer capacities. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Al will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:00 am at Tomoka United Methodist Church, 1000 Old Tomoka Road, Ormond Beach with Rev. Kandice Brooks officiating. In lieu of flowers, Al has requested that donations be made in his memory to the General Operating Fund of Tomoka United Methodist Church, 1000 Old Tomoka Road, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.dalewoodwardfuneralhomes.com


Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Apr. 25, 2013
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