BOGRAD, Barry M. Of Framingham, MA, originally of Newton, MA, passed away on January 30, 2018 after a brave battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years Elaine (Wollock), his son Jeff and his wife Karen of Hopkinton, MA, his son Mark and his wife Brooke of Goffstown, NH, and his five grandchildren who he adored, Nicholas, Emma Samantha, Harrison and Brandon. He was the devoted son of the late Philip and Ida Bograd of Newton, MA. Barry was a graduate of Boston University and proudly served his country as a platoon leader, executive officer and company commander of the US Army's 109th Transportation Company in Stuttgart, Germany. Barry was an entrepreneurial risk taker, he was involved in many different worlds, from coaching high school football, to hosting many long running cable television shows, to being active in town politics, to being a published author and to owning a successful human resources consulting business. Human resources was his main profession for over 40 years, but music, sports, politics, his family and just being fascinated with people have been other passions throughout his life. Among a number of awards he has won, he is most proud of winning the 1997 Salute to Framingham award for his service to the youth of the town and the 2003 John D. Erdlen 5 Star Award for his outstanding contributions to the human resources profession. Services to be held at Temple Or Atid, 97 Concord Road, Wayland, MA, on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 11:30 am. Burial to follow at Beit Olam - East Cemetary, 48 Concord Road, Wayland, MA. Memorial observances will be held at the residence of Elaine Bograd on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made Parlin Hospice Residence, 10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778 or the charity of your choice
Published by Boston Globe from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2018.