Walter S. Bogal

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Walter S. Bogal

August 14, 1926 - August 06, 2018

Walter S. Bogal, 91 years old, passed away peacefully at his home after a short illness, surrounded by his family, while under the care of Niagara Hospice on Monday, August 6, 2018.
Mr. Bogal was born on August 14, 1926, the son of the late John and Karolina (Perkarz) Bogal. He attended Holy Trinity Parochial School and Trott Vocational High School. He served with the United States Army from December 6, 1945 until his honorable discharge on March 28, 1947, with the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. On September 30, 1950, he was married to the former Helen Ciszek. Mr. Bogal worked as a machinist for many years until his retirement.
He was a member of St Stanislaus Kostka Church where he served as an usher. He was a Life Member of the American Legion Portage Post #1465 where he served in many capacities including Past Commander, Chaplain, Club Steward and Honor Guard. He was a longtime blood donor to the American Red Cross and was a model airplane enthusiast. Mr. Bogal was a talented handyman who could fix anything in his own home.
Mr. Bogal is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen (Ciszek) Bogal; his daughter, Carolyn "Kiki" Bogal of Medfield, MA and his sons, Michael Bogal of Niagara Falls and Peter (Ruth Smouse) Bogal of Grand Island. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Peter "PJ", Stefanie, Rebecca and William,
and his great-grandson, Jaymin.
Friends may call on Thursday from 4 until 8 PM at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 9:00 AM at Divine Mercy Parish, corner of Niagara and 24th Streets, with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating. Interment with Military Honors in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Niagara Hospice, Inc.
Published on August 7, 2018
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Ludwig Kutlina........."Ludi"
Aug 09, 2018
To Peter and Mike, condolences to my childhood friends from The Niagara Street schoolyard......great memories, our dads were of The Greatest Generation.......
JOHN KASSAY
Aug 08, 2018
Heartfelt sympathies to the family. Mr Bogal was always a gentleman and all around nice neighbor.. Hope all have the peace of Jesus through this time of grief.
Diane (Szalach) Krecisz
Aug 08, 2018
So sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Bogal. We were neighbors on 25th Street for a lot of years. My parents were Ray & Carrie Szalach. May God comfort you at this difficult time.
Karen Critelli
Aug 08, 2018
Kiki,
We were so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Please accept of sincere condolences during this difficult time. Our very best to you and your entire family.
Karen and Mario Critelli
Anonymous
Aug 08, 2018
Thank you for your service and making the USA the greatest country in the world
Anonymous
Joy Putnam
Aug 07, 2018
We join with so many others who knew Walt in offering our deepest sympathy on his passing. Although it is little consolation at this sad time, it should be of some satisfaction to know that in his passing you can celebrate the end of a very long and productive life.
May you find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew and loved him.
With our deepest sympathy,
Joy (Putnam) and Neil Fabiano