July 20, 1930 – May 20, 2020
Vladimir “Hava” Bograd July 20th, 1930 - May 20th, 2020
Hava was born in Slovyansk, Ukraine. At a very young age, he lost his father and became the primary support for his family. Until his very late days, he continued to offer support to any friend in need. He was a kind, strong, hard working, family oriented brother, father, husband, grandfather, uncle, and friend.
His entire life, he worked passionately as a tailer, both in Russia and as the owner of Vladimir’s Tailor shop in Springfield where he lived for 40 years. He retired at the age of 87 and moved to Boston to be closer to his son.
We are blessed that in such an unsettling time in the world, he was able to have a peaceful passing. We are comforted to know that he is with his beloved brother and wife whom he had already lost and missed terribly.
He will be forever missed and lives on in all our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a contribution in Vladimir’s honor to HIAC https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1, the organization that made it possible for him and his family to immigrate to the United States.
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May 23, 2020
Best friend of our family, who help me and my mother to get to America. My soon, David was named after my father, who was the best friend of Vladimir Bograd. Rest in Pease дядя Володя!!
May 22, 2020
Vladimir was an amazing person. One of the closest relatives and friends I have ever had. He was always a rock you could lean on, ready to help with all he could.
He will be terribly missed and will always be in my heart.