Josephine W. Kleaka Bogdan(1920 - 2018)

Josephine W. Kleaka Bogdan 1920 - 2018
Beloved Mother, Gram and Great-Grandma
MARCY/BALDWINSVILLE - Josephine (Widay) Kleaka Bogdan, 98, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 surrounded by her family.
Josephine was born on March 4, 1920, to John and Anna (Krol) Widay. She married John Kleaka on June 28, 1941 and had four children, Shirley, Gary, Denise and John, Jr. John Kleaka, Sr. passed away in September of 1959. Four years later, Josephine met Stanley Bogdan and they married on June 1, 1963. Stanley passed away on May 20, 2018. They spent many happy years of retirement traveling, volunteering and visiting family. They were always busy.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Ron Lado; son and daughter-in-law, John and Caprice Kleaka; brothers, Frank Widay and Ted Widay; grandchildren, Mark (Panjai) Lado, Tracey (Dana) Chesbro, Jason (Susan) Lado, Forrest (Amy) Kleaka, John (Kim Marie) Kleaka, John M. Joseph; great-grandchildren, Justin and Ben Lado, Brynne, Taryn and Emerson Kleaka. Josephine also leaves several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her daughter, Denise; son, Gary; brothers, Andrew, Joseph and Michael Widay; and sisters, Bernice Palowski, Stella Politylo and Jane Sabik.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call Friday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors, 470 French Rd., Utica. Funeral services will commence following visitation, at 12 p.m. from the funeral home and 1 p.m. from St. Paul's Catholic Church, Whitesboro, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro.
In lieu of flowers, please consider remembrances in Josephine's name to Hospice of CNY. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Josephine's family extends special thanks to Victoria for all her loving care.
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McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors
470 French Road Utica, NY 13501

Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2018