Joseph “Joe” Bogden, age 85, passed away on July 28, 2022. Mr. Bogden was a resident of Statesboro, GA having previously resided in Gray, Tennessee, Reynoldsburg, and Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and is proceeded in death by his parents, Frank and Estelle (Komarnicki) Bogden, a son, Joseph Eugene Bogden, and his brother, Frank Bogden.
Joe was graduate of Drexel Institute of Technology (now Drexel University), Philadelphia PA where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1959. He also attended the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI where he studied business administration in 1965-66. In 1984 he graduated from Ohio University, Athens OH with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Prior to his retirement in 2001, Mr. Bogden was a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and Hawaii for over 30 years.
Mr. Bogden served in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer attaining the rank of Major. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, 1967-1968, and earned a Bronze Star with “V” for heroism in ground combat. Mr. Bogden was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He also enjoyed aviation and was a private pilot for many years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Eleanor Marie (Johnson) Bogden of Statesboro, GA, a son James Thomas Bogden of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, a son John Michael Bogden (Michelle) of Statesboro, GA, and a sister-in-law, Marie Bogden of New Kensington, PA. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Timothy Ryan Bogden, and Christina Abigail Bogden.
Graveside services and burial will take place at Glen Rest Memorial Estates, Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
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Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.
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