Richard Bogdala

Obituary of Richard Bogdala

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Richard Kenneth Bogdala, 88, long time resident of Winthrop Harbor, IL passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Richard was born on August 8, 1933 in Waukegan, IL the son of Frank and Emma (Peslak) Bogdala Sr. Richard served in the Korean war as a U.S Marine Sgt. He attended Airmen Preparatory school at Naval Air Station in Jacksonville FL. Upon completion he transferred to El Toro Marine Airbase, Santa Ana, CA, where he was assigned to Marine Air Group 12 & 33. After serving Richard returned to Waukegan where he worked for the North Shore Line. He then worked for the Waukegan Park District Police, the Waukegan Police Department as a detective and juvenile officer. Richard also worked as a detective for the Navy Exchange at Great Lakes Naval Station and the Glenview Naval Air Station. He worked as a Loss Prevention Manager for twenty-three years at the JCPenney Company District Office in Elk Grove Village, IL. In 1986, he provided security for Oprah Winfrey in Chicago, assisted the U.S. Secret Service in providing security for Princess Diana and Prince Charles while the JCPenney Company hosted the Best of Britton Clothing Line in Washington DC. Richard was a member for 50 years at the Illinois Police Association, former associate member of the Lake County Chiefs of Police, and Winthrop Harbor American Legion Post 1943, V.F.W. Post 7448, and Marine Corps League Detachment 801. Richard loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He also loved spending time on the Waukegan History and Memories Facebook page where he shared countless memories of his knowledge of Waukegan history. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Priscilla Jean (Johnson) Bogdala; children, Mike (Christine Bitto), Kenneth Bogdala, Joanie (Michael) Ryan; grandchildren, Matthew Bogdala, Elizabeth (Craig) Martin, Ashley (Jeff) Stevenson, Alexis Perez; great-grandchildren, Aiden Stevenson, Brooklyn Perez-Grace, Liam Perez, Liam Martin; sisters, Shirley Lopez, Sandra Drennen; sister-in-law, Beverly Bogdala; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Emma; brothers, Roger Bogdala, Hank Bogdala, Frank Bogdala Jr.; sister Delores Eveline; sisters-in-law, Ellen Bogdala and Marilyn Bogdala; daughter-in-law Pamela Bogdala; brother-in-laws Ronnie Drennen, and Raymond Lopez. Visitation will be on Monday, April 25, 2022 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., at Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Rd, Zion, IL 60099. Second visitation will be on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 10:00 followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m., at St. Mark's Ev. Lutheran Church, 3350 N Delany Rd, Waukegan, IL 60087. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville,IL Donations can be made to Captain James a Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, IL.
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Monday
25
April

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, April 25, 2022
Congdon Funeral Home
3012 Sheridan Rd.
Zion, Illinois, United States
Tuesday
26
April

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
St Mark's Lutheran Church
3350 N Delany Rd
Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Tuesday
26
April

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
St Mark's Lutheran Church
3350 N Delany Rd
Waukegan, Illinois, United States
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