|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1938|
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 2011|
Gary W. Bogatay Sr., age 73, of North Fayette Twp., Imperial, PA, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, August 9, 2011.
Son of the late Francis 'Frank' and Mary Bogatay, he was a graduate of West Allegheny High School Class of 1955 and graduated from Duquesne University in 1966. At the age of 17, he was drafted as a pitcher by the New York Giants and played in their minor league system for 4 years.
He was a certified public accountant (CPA) and began his career at Arthur Anderson Accounting Firm. He went on to become the chief financial officer for Millcraft Industries for 17 years, and at the height of his career, was the president of Bailey Hoogovens. Gary went on to become an entrepreneur, owning 2 companies located in Washington, PA. He will be fondly remembered for his love of laughter, his devotion to family, and his unwavering faith in God.
Family to receive friends at the Wharton-Herrick Funeral Home, 951 Cliffe Mine Rd, North Fayette Twp., Imperial, PA, on Friday, August 12, between the hours of 1-4:00 p.m. and 6-9:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Columbkille Church, Rte. 30, Imperial, Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Everyone please meet at the church. Interment will follow at Holy Souls Cemetery, Robinson Twp, Pittsburgh, PA.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Marie Page Bogatay; children, Gary W. Bogatay Jr., Maureen C. Bogatay, Sharon 'Sherry' L. Soxman and James F. Bogatay; sister, Patricia 'Pat' Rigot; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
It is respectfully requested, memorial donations be sent to: Animal Friends, 562 Camp Home Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237-1109 or Keystone Paralyzed Veterans of America, 1113 Main St., Pittsburgh, PA 15215-2407
Holy Souls Cemetery
Created by: Linda Moore
Record added: May 27, 2012
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