William "Bill" Bogardus

Born: Sun., Apr. 17, 1949
Died: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 27, 2018
Location: IslandView Funeral Services

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Ogdensburg

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The Funeral for William F. “Bill” Bogardus , 69, 303 Gouverneur Street, will be Wednesday November 28 at the First Presbyterian Church of Ogdensburg at 11:00. Rev. Laurena Will, Pastor will be officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Morristown. A memorial service will be held later at the First Presbyterian Church in Southold.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3-6 at IslandView Funeral Services, 300 Main Street, Morristown. If friends desire contributions may be made in his memory to the Morristown Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 4, Morristown, 13664, or the Greenport Fire Department and Rescue Squad, PO Box 56, Greenport, 11944 or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org) 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200 - Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

A reception will be held at the Community Room of the Morristown Fire Department Station following the Committal Service at the cemetery. Condolences and photos can be shared online at www.islandviewfs.com

Mr. Bogardus died Saturday November 24, 2018 at the Riverledge Nursing Home in Ogdensburg, where he had been a patient for the past few days while suffering with pancreatic cancer.

Surviving are his wife, Kim S. Palermo-Bogardus, three daughters; Nicole (Andrew) LaPlante, Peru, NY, Mandy Bogardus, Saranac Lake, Katie (Tim) Kyle, Wethersfield, Ct., one step-son, Dave (Jesse Heider-Ayling) Ayling, Toledo, OH, one step-daughter Becca Bley, Cheektowaga; four grandchildren, three brothers: James “Jim” (Penny) III, Morristown, Bob (Helga), Holly Springs, NC, John (Fran), Delmar, one sister Ann (David) Fenlong, DeKalb Jct. several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bill was born on April 17, 1949 in Ogdensburg the son of James Harry Jr. and Ruth Helen Witherhead Bogardus. He graduated from Morristown Central School in 1967 and SUNY Potsdam in 1971. Bill earned his Masters in Education from St. Lawrence University in 1997.

On April 29, 2000 Mr. Bogardus married Kim Palermo at the First Presbyterian Church of Ogdensburg,  with Rev. Thomas Patterson, officiating.

In the mid-1970s Mr. Bogardus started teaching at Ogdensburg Free Academy as a high school physics teacher. Then in the fall of 1998 he moved to Long Island and worked as Principal at the Greenport High School, before working at Miller Place Union Free School District as the Science Department Chairman.

Bill was a man of many interests. He became an Eagle Scout,  had been Morristown Town Justice and a member of the Mustangs Band in Morristown in the late 1960’s.

Later he became interested in flying, so much that he and others purchased a plane and obtained their Private Pilot’s License and Bill continued on to be a Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (CFII).

A past Chief of the Morristown Fire Department, he was also an EMT, he continued to serve the Fire and Rescue in the Greenport Fire Department and Rescue Squad where in the past he served as Assistant Chief and EMT. He was an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Southold.

Bill was also interested in beekeeping, travel, music, Astrophotography and Astronomy. He was the current President of the Astronomical League and was former President of both the Custer Institute and the Astronomical Society of Long Island

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Edward Sieban
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018

   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Our most sincere condolences to all the Bogardus Families...…

Randy & Louise Wright

Nancy and Carl Brown.
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
We are thinking of you all, so sorry. Bill will missed by all that knew him.

Thomas Moore
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Prayers and Love from Thomas E Moore and Rose M Turner

Gary & Anita Turner
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018

Rev. Ed LaCombe
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Kim and all of the Bogardus family who have endured far too much over the past few years. Words can not express the loss this has been and is for the family and indeed the whole Morristown community. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Ed & Carolyn LaCombe

Judy Wright
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Our sincere condolences to Bill's family. Bill was a great neighbor to Ron's parents when they lived on Riverview Street several years ago. Ron & Judy Wright

Pat and Bonny Hollister
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bills family.

Sterling Oddo
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
The Truax and Oddo families send their thoughts and prayers to Bill's family. Rest in peace.

Rosalie Salazar
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Dear family of Bill Bogardus,

I send my deep condolences for his passing---way too soon! He accomplished so much in his time on this earth! I'm glad I got to talk with him @ the Pres. Church this past summer. We'll all meet again.

william Hockey
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
The Hockey's was very sadden of the passing of this fine man. I, myself send my heart felt wishes to the family, I hope his wife and children know he will never be forgotten. As the Bogardus family we are very sorry for your loss and the Town of Morristown AGAIN loss a "GREAT ONE" I pray you find peace from God. May God Bless you all.

Francine Naccarato
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
I am so sorry to learn of Bill's passing; I’m glad I had the opportunity to visit him just last week. Having taught together at OFA for many years, Bill was such an interesting man; so many interests, so much involvement in his community in Morristown and on Long Island. He will be missed by so many. Kim, and family, you have my most sincere condolences.

Steven Bellavia
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018

MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Custer Institute and Observatory.

Celebrating the life of a good man, and mourning his passing. His friends at Custer Institute and Observatory

Chip Barley
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Kim and Family , words are never adequate in moments like these , our hearts go out to you and the family and will always remember the memories that we were privileged to have with Bill , I thank you Kim for making it possible to talk to Bill last week , I will cherish that forever , may God’s peace be with you all

Dr. W. Maynard Pittendreigh
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
I knew Bill from his work with the Astronomical League. Always looked forward to seeing him at our conventions - the ALCON - and was looking forward to being with him for our cruise. May God's peace be with all of Bill's family and friends at this time.

Candy LaLone
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
Jim and family and Ann and family.Sorry for the loss of your brother Bill.

Cynthia Ickes, MD
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
Dear Kim and Family...I am so sad to hear about Bill. I was so hopeful as was he that he would be okay after his surgery. He was so interesting and so generous with his knowledge. I send you my love and believe that we will all meet on the other side and enjoy our reunion. Fondly, Cindy

Jerry & Patty Durant, Sevierville, TN
   Posted Sat December 01, 2018
We wish to send our sincere condolences to all the Bogardus Family on the passing of Bill.
Jerry & Patty Durant

Mike & Sherrie Stanton
   Posted Sat December 01, 2018
Kim, We were so sadden to hear of Bill's passing. Bill was a very unique man. He will be missed by many. We will cherish our last visit with you both and hold those memories close.

Elaine and William Schneider
   Posted Sun December 09, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers to Kim and family.

Bruce Dana
   Posted Sat December 15, 2018
I'm sorry to hear of Bill's passing.To Kim and all his family and friends I pray for peace and consolation that only God can give .

David Brown
   Posted Sat December 29, 2018
I was deeply sadden to learn of Bill's passing. I would like to express my sincerest condolences to his family.

Phil Bickelhaupt
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Bill passing. He was a great man to know at work and was an inspiration to me as we spent time flying in his plane. Your family can be very proud of his LIFE and relationships.

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