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Leonard Dale "Buzz" Bogaty
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1934
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 2010
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA


GREENSBORO, NC Leonard Dale "Buzz" Bogaty, 76, passed away Friday, October 22, 2010. His family was at his side.

Buzz was born in Pittsburgh, PA on August 16, 1934, the son of Vincent and Elsie Pioli Bogaty.

In 1955, Buzz joined the US Army and was stationed at Fort Sill, OK and Fort Hood, TX. It was there that he met his future wife, Joanne Froise.

He graduated from Penn State in 1958 and later married Joanne on March 7, 1959. They celebrated 51 years of marriage this past March.

Buzz became a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1963 and had a distinguished 24 year career. Initially, he served in Little Rock, AK for three years, and then was transferred to Greensboro for his remaining 21 years.

After retiring from the FBI in 1987, he enjoyed a second career as an investigator for the NC State Bar Association.

Mr. Bogaty enjoyed playing, coaching and managing baseball and softball. He was the long time manager of the Northside Barbershop team. He also enjoyed watching sports and had close ties to the Greensboro Generals hockey team.

In the 1990s, Buzz and Joanne enjoyed traveling the East Coast with their show dogs.

He was a member of the National Society of Special Agents of the FBI and a member of the Greensboro Resident Agency of the Charlotte Division of the FBI.

Buzz is survived by his wife Joanne and two daughters, Caroline Anderson (Ken) of Greensboro, and Barbara Hawkins (Jeff) of Huntsville, AL.

In addition, he is survived by five grandchildren, Katharine, David and Rachel Anderson and Hannah and Jack Hawkins; a brother, Dr. Gene Bogaty (Carol) of Vancouver, WA; and brother-in-law, Ken Froise of Tampa, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 1 pm at Hanes-Lineberry North Elm Chapel, 515 North Elm Street, Greensboro. Burial followed at Westminster Gardens. The family greeted guests at the graveside service.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the:
Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI
3717 Fettler Park Drive
Dumfries, VA 22025

or to:
Westover Church Missions Fund
505 Muirs Chapel Road
Greensboro, NC, 27410


~ SOURCE: News & Record (October 24, 2010)
Family links: 
  Elsie K. Bogaty (1912 - 2009)
Westminster Gardens
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA
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Record added: Oct 24, 2010
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Leonard Dale Buzz Bogaty
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- Browneyes
 Added: Oct. 24, 2010
Thank you for your service to our country, Mr. Bogaty! May you rest in eternal Heavenly peace! You have certainly earned it!
 Added: Oct. 24, 2010

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