Mary R. Bolgla

December 18, 1918August 8, 2018

Mary Rosenthal Bolgla, 99, of Augusta, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Born December 8, 1918 in Eddystone, Pennsylvania, Mary left her job in Washington D.C. to move to Augusta when she married local businessman, Bennie Bolgla, in 1948. Mary and Bennie built a house she loved in Midtown Augusta and in which she remained until her death. She and Bennie operated Augusta Leather Co., 1129 Jones Street, for many years and provided leather goods and supplies to local shoe shops, as well as individual consumers. Many people entered her store as customers but left as her friend. She was blessed with wit and wisdom that only death could end. She is predeceased by her husband, Bennie Bolgla; and her son, Barry Bolgla, an Augusta attorney. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving extended family and numerous loyal and faithful friends. The family thanks the kind caregivers of MYD and Heartland Hospice for their compassionate care during her illness. Graveside services will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, August 9, 2018, at Magnolia Cemetery with Rabbi Fischer and Rabbi Sirull officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Chabad of Augusta, 3924 Old Furys Ferry Rd. Augusta, GA 30907.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, August 9, 2018

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