McCLURE - Robert F. Bogar, 86, of McClure, died at 11:05 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Golden Living Center William Penn.
Born Aug. 30, 1925, in Port Trevorton, he was the son of the late Victor E. and Dollie Mae (Swineford) Bogar.
Robert is survived by his wife, Nancy A. (Smith) Bogar, whom he married June 19, 1949.
Robert F. Bogar
He also is survived by: children, Bradley Bogar and wife, Loming, of Kirkland, Wash., Rebecca Gordon, of Belleville, Robert Franklin Bogar II, of Lewistown, and T. Bret Bogar and wife, Kathleen, of Northfield, N.J.; grandchildren, Dr. Joshiah Gordon and wife, Michelle, of Pueblo, Colo., Ray Au and wife Betty, of Hong Kong, Blanche Bogar, of Lewistown, Annie Bogar, of Lewistown, and Shannon Bogar, of Northfield, N.J.; great-grandchildren, Ali Sultan, Sajjad Gordon, Hyder Gordon and Fiona Au; and his cat, Tipper.
He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Clarence Bogar, Luke Bogar, Mark Bogar, Paul Bogar, Edith Paul, Jay Bogar, Matthew Bogar, Helen Deibler and Jeremiah Bogar.
Robert was a 1943 graduate of Selinsgrove High School.
He served in the U.S. Army in World War II from 1943 to 1946. He was wounded in Normandy.
The Bogars owned and operated Bogar Building Supply, in Selinsgrove, until 1979. They then moved to Brigantine, N.J., where Mr. Bogar worked for Dee Lumber and then Tri-County Building Supply. After retirement, they returned to Pennsylvania and settled in Alfarata.
Robert was a member of Yeagertown United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of Lafayette Lodge Masonic Order in Selinsgrove, a member of Jaffe Mosque in Harrisburg, a life member, a pilgrim, and a past governor of Loyal Order of the Moose. He also was a past member of the Chief Logan Lions Club and a past president and member of Selinsgrove Rotary Club.
He volunteered for many years at Lewistown Hospital and with home delivered meals. He was an avid Penn State and Phillies fan.
A memorial service with VFW Post 7011 honors will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas Morningstar officiating.
The family will receive friends from noon until the time of the funeral service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Yeagertown United Methodist Church, Mann Ave. and Second St, Yeagertown, PA 17099.