OBITUARY

Mark Allen Bogard

November 23, 1954January 5, 2022
Obituary of Mark Allen Bogard
Mark Allen Bogard, 67 of Dayton, passed away peacefully January 5, 2022 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mark was born November 23, 1954 in Dayton to the late Carol Jean (Harney) Bogard and Edgar Allen Bogard. He was also proceeded in death by his much beloved grandparents, Sarah Loure (Passon) Harney and John Joseph Harney, special and dear Aunt, Patricia (Aunt Patty) (Harney) Newbauer, many other relatives and friends and Mark’s spoiled and much beloved pet, Buddy. Survivors include his cherished sisters, Bridget Ann (Jenkinson) and her husband Craig and Karen Sue (Kilburn) and her husband Barry. Very special Aunt and God Mother, Mary Ann (Aunt Mary) Sparks, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, new addition to his family, Little Kitty and many, many wonderful friends, especially Scotty, Tim, Holly, Daniel, Donna, Bronson, and Jerry. Mark was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio and went to Horace Mann grade school and Belmont High School. His family moved to Greenville, Ohio in the early 70s and Mark graduated from Greenville Senior High. After graduation, Mark enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After boot camp in Illinois and schooling in Florida, he was stationed on Guam with a Fleet Air Squadron for his entire tour. He rose quickly in rank from Seaman Recruit to 2nd Class Petty Officer. He said often that it was one of the best times of his life. He was honorably discharged upon the completion of his tour and returned to Ohio. Mark began his working career with the Defense Electronic Supply Center (DESC) in Dayton, Ohio. He eventually went to Wright Patterson Air Force Base. After his work at the base, Mark applied for and was accepted into a position with Wright State University where he spent the next 27 years. He retired on July 31, 2014 from the Department of Chemistry, College of Science and Math. Mark was honored in 2011 by the University with the President’s Award in Excellence for Service. Mark loved to laugh and make those around him laugh as well. He thoroughly enjoyed hiking, swimming, music, bowling, going to museums, especially Presidential museums. He also loved any kind of animal and enjoyed feeding the birds. Services will be at the discretion of the family. Final interment will be at Woodland Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to St. Jude’s Cancer Center for Children (www.stjude.org) and the Humane Society of Dayton (www.hsdayton.org). A very special thank you and expression of gratitude to the Kettering Cancer Center, The Kettering Hospital, the doctors, the nurses, staff and lab technicians for their exceptional treatment. And most notably, Dr. Gregory Gordon and Dr. E. Robert Hale. Mark expressed numerous times how fortunate he was to have these wonderful people by his side on his journey and how he will never forget their care nor their compassion.

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