Phillip J Bogden

October 17, 1944October 14, 2011

Phillip J. (Bobo) Bogden, 66,of Rices Landing, died October 14, 2011 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief battle with lung cancer. Mr. Bogden was born November 14, 1944 in Crucible, a son of late Alexander (Casey) Bogden and Anna (Balog) Bogden, one of 12 children.

He was a 1964 graduate of Carmichael’s high School. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America, Local 1980, and employed by Consolidation Coal Company at Dilworth mine in Rices Landing. He served his country proudly in the 3rd Naval Construction Brigade (Seabees), Vietnam in 1967 and 1968.

On March 26, 1967, he married Elaine Rosa of Brooklyn, New York, who survives.

Also surviving are three children, Susan (Ryan) Conklin of Crucible, Sandra Bogden of St. Pete Beach, Florida, Phillip Bogden Jr. of Seaford, Delaware, and two grandchildren Abby and Emily Conklin.

Mr. Bogden was an avid Hunter and fisherman. He loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and was a member of H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) and loved all his pets.

He was predeceased in death by siblings, Alexander Bogden Jr., Gertrude Gongolski, Frances Gardner, Josephine Woodhall, Dolores Aftanas and Dorothy Luzio. Surviving siblings are Shirley Munton of Illinois, Louise DeCreval of Florida, Edward Bogden of Rices Landing, Frank Bogden of Waynesburg, and Clara Seeno of Las Vegas NV.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where a blessing service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2011 with the Rev. Fr. John R. Bauer officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Crucible, PA. Condolences may be expressed online at


  • Visitation Monday, October 17, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, October 17, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 18, 2011
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Elaine Bogden

October 2, 2015

October, 2015 - Almost 4 years

You never said I'm leaving
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why.
A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died
In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place,
That no one will ever fill
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn't go alone
For part of me went with you,
The day God took you home.

Sandra Bogden - Daughter

December 8, 2012

It's hard describing a heartache
All because it's a one of a kind of thing
A serious injury
And a whole lot of endless pain
If it was a storm
I'd compare to a hurricane
Oh it's even got a name

If it was a drink
It would be a strong one
If it was a sad song
It would be a long one
If it was a color
It would be a deep deep blue
But if we're talking about a heartache

If it was a full moon
It would be a total eclipse
If it was a tidal wave
It would sink a thousand ships
If it was a blizzard
It would be a record breaking cold
If it was a lie
It would be the biggest story you've ever told

If it was a drink
It would be a strong one
If it was a sad song
It would be a long one
If it was a color
It would be a deep deep blue
But if we're talking about a heartache

Sandra Bogden

December 8, 2012

God chose you to be my Father! You were never supposed to die. Now its been over a year since you left this world. Your passing has changed who I am... but I will always be your daughter. I am a woman who will always live with a broken heart because of the loss of her father. My desire to so much want to turn back time to change some of the past is overwhelming. Im so sorry! I will carry that burden. I pray that you dont take it with you. My wish is for you to smile in heavan for eternity, with all the love that I feel for you. I am who I am...all because of you! I will always be with you, miss you, and love you so much my daddy. I dont know how to deal with your loss but I do know that I will be with you again, someday...and oh how I anticipate the joy of that day. Rest Easy Dad. I see you as you sore through the sky and I smile! Love Your Daughter "Crud"

Louis Oceja

October 21, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

October 19, 2011

Growing up together made us friends of the best sort. One of my fondest memories is riding horses in Tin Can Hollow with BoBo and my sister Sandy. Please accept my condolences. Peggie Groves, Parker, Colorado

Louise DeCrevel

October 19, 2011

Elaine, Susan, Sandy,and PJ.
I am very saddened by the death of BOBO. I will cherish the time we spent together in Missouri. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Love Wezzie

Kay Roupe

October 18, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

randy and evelyn lynch

October 18, 2011

elaine and family so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you

October 18, 2011

Elaine, Susan, Sandy and PJ, I am so sorry for your loss. You're family was a huge part of my life growing up and BoBo will be missed. We send our deepest sympathy. Tracey (Hanko) Berry.

Jodi Defrank

October 18, 2011

While mere words cannot take the hurt or grief away, take comfort in the fact Bobo was loved; love is immortal and your love has allowed him to achieve immortality. He will live forever in your minds, memories and heart.
My deepest sympathies and condolences to the entire Bogden family.
~Jodi L. Defrank~