Date of Death: December 28, 2018
Bogen, William. Our family is very sad to announce the loss of Bill Bogen, on December 28, 2018. He was born on June 1, 1924 and left us peacefully at home in accordance with his desire. Throughout his long and full life, he spread his great humor and wit, was a lively debater, rarely complained and took things in stride, was immensely modest despite his great intellect and skills, and was always well aware of the many blessings in his life. He placed his family and values above all else, carried himself with great dignity, and maintained the utmost integrity throughout his 94 years. He was a self-made man who put himself through college and law school and ran successful law practices for many years with many appreciative clients. He was a veteran of World War II. He loved to host holiday gatherings, read, travel, watch sports, watch movies and attend shows, garden, and refinish furniture and he was handy with projects in the house. He was a gifted artist, excelling at drawing, painting, carving and sculpting with almost no training. He leaves behind a family that he cherished and that will always cherish him – his wife, Phyllis, with whom he shared more than 65 years of adventures, travels, challenges, and joys. His three children and their families: Julie Grunberger, her husband, Ivan and their sons, Jacob and Lucas; Andrew Bogen, his wife, Iriss Shimony, and their son, Ezra and daughter, Daniela; and Maria Oskwarek, her husband, John, and their daughters, Isabel and Olivia. His family, extended family and many friends will miss him greatly.