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Richard J Bogan

April 24, 1952 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Richard Bogan Obituary

Richard J Bogan "Dick"

Newark - Richard J. Bogan, 71, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.

Th family will greet friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2024, at Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home, Inc., 124 W. Miller St, Newark. Dick's funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at St. Michael Church, 401 S. Main Street, Newark, NY.

In memory of Dick, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to either, St. Michael Church, 401 S. Main St., Newark, NY 14513, Humane Society of Wayne County, 1475 County House Road, Lyons, NY 14489 or New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, 3177 Latta Road #230, Rochester, NY 14612.

Dick was born on April 24, 1952, in Utica, NY, as the son of Michael and Hannah (McCarthy) Bogan. Growing up in the area, he completed his education at Pal-Mac High School, graduating in the class of 1970. Post-graduation, he pursued studies at Finger Lakes Community College before starting as an apprentice electrician at Eastman Kodak.

His journey in law enforcement began in 1976 when he joined the Newark Police Department, influenced by his uncle who served as a transit police officer in New York City. Rising through the ranks, he retired in 2008 as the Police Chief. Following this tenure, he assumed the role of Chief of Police for Lyons, NY, serving until 2016. Later, Dick took on the responsibility of code enforcement officer for Lyons, NY, while concurrently managing his electrical contracting business during his law enforcement career.

Beyond his professional life, Dick was deeply involved in various organizations, including the Newark Knights of Columbus, Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Newark Fire Department, and was an active member of St. Michael Church in Newark. He cherished spending time assisting his sons with household projects, adoring his role as "Poppie" to his grandchildren, and indulging in his passion for motorcycle riding.

Dick will be lovingly remembered by his wife of forty-two years, Belinda (Bunny) Bogan; his sons Anthony (Andrea) Bogan and Michael (Catherine) Bogan; grandchildren Alivia, Ava, Amelia, Aubree and McKenna; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Barb (Chuck) Huff and Kathy Sapp; mother to his granddaughter McKenna, Haley VanLaeken; many nieces, nephews and countless close friends.

Dick is predeceased by his parents, Michael (Hannah) Bogan; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard (Ellen) Sapp.

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January 5, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Norman L Waterman Funeral Home
124 West Miller Street
Newark, NY 14513

Funeral Mass
January 6, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Michael Church
401 South Main Street
Newark, NY 14513


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