Brian Albert Bogdanski

November 28, 1961October 9, 2018

Brian Albert Bogdanski, 56, passed away unexpectedly on October 9, 2018.

Beloved son of Albert & Barbara (Lesneskie) Bogdanski, Brian attended Revere High School, Mendenhall School of Auctioneering (NC) and Cuyahoga Community College; also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Brian was an active Christian; kind, fun-loving and witty. A college thespian, singer and salesman, he had the proverbial gift of gab and endless creative humor. A thoughtful, entertaining soul with a big heart and bear hugs; he often helped others and enjoyed traveling. Brian was a music and well-read history buff, with an impressive memory. He cherished high school memories of speech & debate, ski patrol, track and football. An avid hunter/fisherman and NRA Life Member, he was a metro parks trail volunteer, hiker and gardener with innovative ideas. An airplane and car enthusiast to the core, Brian always enjoyed mom’s cooking, a quality beer, conversations with dad and adventures at the family farm.

Preceded in death by all of his grandparents, including treasured grandmother Anna Lesneskie, niece Blair and many aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Brian will be dearly missed by his parents, Albert & Barbara, sister Coleen, brother Glenn (Lisa), sister Tammy (Bret), nephew Grant, nieces Helen & Vivien, along with several caring aunts, uncles, cousins & friends.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, October 28th, 2:00-6:00 PM in the Rose Hill Funeral Home 3653 W Market St Akron, OH 44333, where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 29th at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior to service. Pastor Keith McLaughlin, officiating. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Richfield, OH. The family kindly requests no additional flowers. A special thank you from the family to the local 911 operators, Cuyahoga Falls EMTs, Paramedics & Summa Hospital. Memories and condolences may be shared at


  • Visitation Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 29, 2018

Brian Albert Bogdanski

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October 28, 2018

My condolences to the Bogdanski Family.
He will be sorely missed. I had great times hanging out with him & his siblings. I remember his stories & his music & history knowledge. It was phenomenal!! I remember riding in his dark green Nova! It was a Blast!! What a tank it was!!
He left us way too soon. R.I.P. Brian

Trevor Kovach

October 28, 2018

My road trip with Brian from Richfield to N. Blairsville PA, I believe in the early 90’s. I was living in Cleveland at the time and decided to come to my hometown where we grew up and go see what my good buddy G was up to for the weekend? Well their family has a old farm for get togethers a place to hunt deer and just enjoy family times together! Glenn was already up there and big brother Brian asked hey Trev ya wanna go together? It’s gonna be fun! agreed so we loaded up my toyota pickup headed to PA for the weekend, we talked all the way there about what they all do for fun what to expect since I’ve never been there funny I was kinda worried from not knowing where I’d sleep. Long story short we we’re all over 21 years of age by then and well we could go out to local bars have drinks play pool etc take our vehicles four wheeling it was such a hoot! Once we got there it was just so much fun always great seeing Mrs & Mr B who always welcome me into their home in Richfield growing up. I got to meet Glenn’s cousins and the whole family each day someone made breakfast, everyone was chipping in helping clean up and then we’d start our day. One day everyone brought their guns to shoot down the hill at targets we set up, we went through a lot of ammo that day just some good old fashion fun. Other days we hung out in pump house that’s where they kept the kegs of beer yee haw! I believe it was Labor Day weekend, by the way I went for the weekend but stayed the whole week! Lol The Bogdanski family would always welcomed ya to stay! Don’t go unless y’all have to? Lol Long story short I had such a great time being our fun loving and goofy selves it was just what was needed! I left for that weekend due to girlfriend troubles and when I returned home all my stuff was out on the front lawn. Lol “it is, what it is”. Thank you Brian if not for you, I would have not had that fond memory coming up to the farm I’ll remember to the day I die... God Bless big guy

Linda Peterson

October 28, 2018

We are so sorry for the sudden loss of Brian. Every encounter with him was a big smile and a warm hug. Our hearts go out to all of you.

Tony Dickens

October 28, 2018

On this very sad occasion, the Dickens family wishes peace and comfort for the Bogdanskis. Brian was a friend since the late 70s, and a kind-of older-brother with advice, comical insights, and a constant encouragements. We miss him and will do well to follow his supporting example. Thank you for all the time you gave to us growing up.

Mary Kershey

October 28, 2018

Dear Aunt Barb, Uncle Albert & family,

Brian will be dearly missed. Our prayers are with all of you.

Mary, Doug, Sean Kershey
Ina, John, & April Bogdanski

Dawn Divis

October 28, 2018

My sincerest condolences to the Bogdanski family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Carol (Lesneskie) Oravec

October 25, 2018

To all of the Bogdanski family-my deepest sympathy over the sudden passing of Brian. Keep all of your memories close to your heart. He was way too young.

Paulette Moncini

October 24, 2018

Just like a big ole bear ... You just wanted to hug him....he had a great sense of humor and could always make you laugh....Brian could carry on an intelligent conversation with anyone ...there wasn't anything that he didn't know something about! I'm sure he hasn't stopped talking since he got to heaven ! Love you cuz !

Nick and Mindy Sharp

October 24, 2018

Brian will be missed. Our hearts go out to his family at this difficult time.