Jonas Bogardus

Jonas A. Bogardus

1936 - 2010

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Jonas A. Bogardus Jonas A. Bogardus, 74 years, of Durham, NY passed away on Dec. 20, 2010 in St. Peter's Hospice Inn, in Albany, NY. He was born in Coxsackie, NY on Jun. 5, 1936, son of the late Wilbur and Esther (Velie) Bogardus, Sr.. Jonas was in charge of the maintenance for Pleasant View Lodge until his retirement. He started working ther when he was 14 years old. He was a Life Member of the Oak Hill-Durham Vol. Fire Co. and a 50 year Member of the Greene Co. Vol. Fire Assn.. Jonas was fondly known as the "Mayor" of the Village of Durham. He loved doing picture puzzles and watching the wild birds, especially cardinals. Surviving is his wife, of 52 years, Karolyn (Vincent) Bogardus, his three sons, Brian Bogardus (Jacqueline), David Bogardus (Marilyn) and Todd Bogardus (Henny), his grandchildren, Joshua, Emma, John, Michael, Janie and Benjamin Bogardus, a brother, Wilbur Bogardus, Jr. (Joan), two sisters-in-law, Shirley Winnie and Kathryn Caswell, his devoted godchild, Irene Kiley and several nieces and nephews. As to his wishes he was cremated and there will be a Memorial Service at the Durham-Oak Hill UM Church in Durham, NY at 11AM on Wed. Dec. 29, 2010. Those who wish to remember Jonas in a special way may contribute in his memory to either the Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205, Durham-Oak Hill UM Church. c/o Kay Ashley, 198 CR 27, East Durham, NY 12423 or the Oak Hill-Durham Vol. Fire Co., c/o George Wood, 4812 CR 20, Durham, NY 12422. Light a candle at
A Memorial Tree was planted for Jonas
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at A J Cunningham Funeral Homes Inc