Peter Charles Bogardus, age 80 Fairview, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
He was born October 14th 1937, in Bradford, PA to the late Charles T. and Rowena Iverson Bogardus. He attended Bradford High School and upon moving to North Canton, OH in his senior year he graduated from Hoover High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1955 and served in Germany as an x-ray technician. After honorably discharged he attended Kent State University. He held myriad graduate degrees in banking. Pete began his banking with the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland as a bank examiner. Returning to North Canton he worked for the Peoples Merchants Trust Company as a commercial lender. In 1981 he moved to Warren, PA to work for PennBank which eventually became National City Bank. Upon retiring he moved to Lake Shore in Fairview with his wife, Margaret Hain Bogardus.
Petes interests in the outdoors included photography, hiking, fishing, and hunting. He spent much time after retirement in Potter County, PA in pursuit of these hobbies. He was active in various Masonic organizations in Erie.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, on Sunday March 11, 2018, his first wife Susan Mae Kelso Bogardus, in 1981, and his sister, Susan.
Peter is survived by three sons: David (Sarah) of Andover, Ohio, Thomas (Barbara) of Warren PA, James (Jennifer) of Roaming Shores, Ohio, and a daughter Melissa Bogardus of Fairview, PA. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Joshua, Meghan, Jackson, Susan Adele, Brielle, and Maxwell, along with his brother, David Paul Bogie Bogardus (Saundra) of Bluffton, SC.
Memorial donations can be made to Zem Zem Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th Street, Erie, Pa 16505.
Arrangements are private and entrusted to the Burton Westlake Funeral Home 3801 W. 26th Street Erie, PA 16506.
Published on March 23, 2018