Gary L Boggs

May 23, 1951February 14, 2021

Gary Boggs, late of Lancaster Ohio passed away suddenly in the aftermath of successful heart surgery. Gary is survived by his devoted wife of 40 years Jennifer (Armstrong) Boggs, son Elliott A Boggs, sisters Arlene Boggs McBride of Lancaster and Maureen Boggs of California; brother Theodore Boggs of Australia; nephews Paul (Jen Bonnell) McBride of Pickerington, Tayelor Boggs McKay of California; Theodore (Ruby& Ignatius) Boggs of Australia, by nieces Krista McBride of Lancaster and Chantal Boggs of Australia, and in-laws Sandra Sherd, Paul Armstrong and their families. Gary is preceded in death by his parents Leslie and Amparo Boggs, by aunts and uncles, and by his parents-in-law. As a Lancaster Police Officer, Gary proudly served his community. He also served Fairfield County as a Deputy Sheriff and in Lithopolis as a police officer. He touched the lives of so many people, some of whom have told him in later years how much they appreciated his help and guidance when they were young. He was an avid bowler and looked forward to getting back on the lanes. Gary’s charm allowed him to make friends wherever he went. We welcome friends to visit Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 23rd from 2:00-4:00pm and from 6:00-8:00pm. A church service to remember Gary and give thanks for his life will be held at St Mary of the Assumption Church in Lancaster on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 at 10:30 am. For those unable to attend the church, live-streaming video is available using the link:


24 February

Funeral Mass

10:30 am

Saint Mary of the Assumption

132 South High Street
Lancaster, Ohio


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021


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Andrew Russell

February 21, 2021

I worked with Gary for years, he taught me the most important parts of the job. He was dedicated, thoughtful and passionate about being a police officer. He seemed to know everyone in Lancaster, and my go to guy if I ever needed anything. Truly the best of us, he is missed. Thoughts and prayers to Jennifer and Elliot. RIP brother !

Sally Weiland Skunza

February 21, 2021

I was so sorry to hear about Gary’s passing wishing Maureen and Arlene my deepest sympathies. I will be praying for you and your families at this time.

Donna & Marissa DeLuca

February 20, 2021

Marissa and I enjoyed all the dinners we shared. Loved the hours of conversations we had until the restaurants were getting ready to close. You were the only one that got Marissa to try new foods . Thank you for the joy and laughter you brought us. . You will be missed.

Chuck Davis

February 20, 2021

I just heard of Gary’s passing and am saddened at the news. He was a great guy, had a ready smile, and loved to laugh. It was just a chance meeting 24 years ago that I, along with a close friend and workmate, happened to stop in at the Lancaster PD while travelling through the US from Australia. We were only hoping to swap a police patch, but ended up creating a long friendship with Gary, Jennifer, and Elliott. Gary will be missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to Jennifer and Elliott, along with all his family.

Debbie Zenoby

February 20, 2021

My earliest memory of Gary was of this guy my brothers referred to simply as "Boggs." He was always kind and considerate to this little sister of men he considered his friends.
My most treasured memory of Gary is the day he brought a bouquet of roses to my Mom after our Dad passed away. There was a knock on the front door and there he stood with that charming smile and compassion in his eyes. It brightened her spirits more than he ever knew. I thought of that encounter the last time I had the pleasure of talking with Gary when he and Jennifer came to Mom's visitation hours a few years ago. He will be greatly missed.
All of you are in my prayers.

Hollie Saunders

February 20, 2021

My sincerest condolences to Gary's family, in particular classmate and friend Arlene. My memory of Gary was as a police officer. A group of us as kids were playing in the street. We heard a police siren, then the officer's voice. I was a little shaken. The officer got out and walked over to my oldest brother and started laughing. They were classmates and friends in high school! He was dedicated but always had a genuine friendly smile.
May the many memories of Gary help to comfort you and God's peace sustain you during this difficult time.

Mary Martin

February 19, 2021

This is such a hurtful day for me . I have known Gary for many years as thru the law enforcement family, as a neighbor. Gary to us was family. Gary will be sadly missed.

Sending Prayer to the family

Jennifer Boggs

February 18, 2021

The Boggs family sincerely appreciates the outpouring of support received from Gary's friends and acquaintances at this heartbreaking time.

Gary donated his corneas to Lifeline of Ohio as a gift of sight, yet another gesture of his generosity and his caring nature.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a gift to Lifeline of Ohio, or to Fairhope Hospice & Palliative Care (Pickering House in Lancaster), or to a charity of your choice.

With Gratitude,
Jennifer Boggs

Stephanie McManaway

February 18, 2021

Gary, I got to meet you when you worked with Mike at LPD. Then I was fortunate that you started working at McBride water the time you recovered my lost necklace in the building foyer and saved it for the owner- me. You're just an all around nice guy and I'd noticed your absence at McBride's lately on my recent trips to get water. I'll miss your laughter and seeing your friendly face there. RIP!

Jim Schorr

February 18, 2021

You are a great man Gary! We had a good time every time we worked together!!
RIP Brother.