Obituaries » Charles Bogdon
December 3, 1922 - April 29, 2019
Service Date: May 27, 2019
Graveside Services will be held on Monday at 1 pm, by the Very Rev. Mark Leasure, in St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Minooka, with full Military Honors, by the United States Air Force and the Dickson City Veterans Honor Guard.
Charles Bogdon, 96, a resident of Gino Merli Veterans Center, died Monday at Allied Hospice Center. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Wasil and Anna Bogdon. Educated in Scranton Technical High School, he was a veteran of WW II with the Army Air Corps, serving as an airplane mechanic/gunner on a B-17. Charles received the Good Conduct Medal, the Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, The Distinguished Flying Cross and the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with three Bronze Stars for his service in the Central Pacific, Eastern Mandatues and the Air Offensive on Japan. After leaving the Pacific, Charles re-enlisted and after more than 20 years retired from the United States Air Force. Upon returning to Scranton, he worked for PENDOT as a road & bridge inspector up until his retirement. He is survived by nieces & nephews and predeceased by four siblings, Julia Bogdon, Ann Boccardo, Helen Woida and Michael Bogdon. Graveside Services will be held on Monday at 1 pm, by the Very Rev. Mark Leasure, in St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Minooka, with full Military Honors, by the United States Air Force and the Dickson City Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements under the direction and care of the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 262 Railroad Avenue, West Scranton.