Theodore F. Bogdan, 86, of 3121 Garfield Road, died Monday, April 3, 2017, at the Blair House in Warren, Pa.
An area resident since 1960, he was born on May 11, 1930, in Buffalo, a son of the late Albert and Pauline Fliss Bogdan.
Ted attended school in Buffalo. He then served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict as a Weather Technician on a WB-29 crew in Guam. Missions included flying through typhoons while collecting weather data. This unit was later renamed the Hurricane Hunters.
His professional career was spent in the petroleum industry. He spent 20 years working for Exxon as a Marketing District manager. In 1974, Ted and his wife purchased Yaw Oil Co; he served as President until 1996. After retiring he left operations of the business to his family.
He was a former member of the Rotary Club of Jamestown. He was also a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club and a long-time member of Moon Brook Country Club where he enjoyed his favorite activity of golf. Ted, along with his wife, quietly supported individuals and causes that were important to them.
Ted enjoyed traveling with his wife and family, especially spending time with his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his daughter-in-law Tracy Bogdan, and sons-in-law Steve Bowman and Jon Albro.
Ted is survived by his children: Janet Bowman, Theodore J. Bogdan, and David Bogdan, all of Jamestown and Elizabeth “Betsy” Albro of Steamboat Springs CO; 10 grandchildren: Brittany (Chase Weidmann PhD.) Bowman PhD. of Chapel Hill NC, Allissa Bowman of Erie PA, Jacob Bowman of Jamestown N.Y., William Bogdan of Providence RI, Rebecca Bogdan of Jamestown, and Margaret, Jonathan M. and Benjamin Albro, all of Steamboat Springs CO. He is also survived by two sisters: Joanne Gugino and Helen Wallace of Buffalo; and two brothers: Matthew and Stanley Bogdan, both of Atlanta. As well, Ted is survived by his dear companion, Sally Corkery.
Ted was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Blount Bogdan, whom he married on April 8, 1961, in Buffalo and who died Sept. 27, 2005; three sisters: Jean Cieplinski, and Helen and Rose Bogdan; and four brothers: Frank, Victor, Chester and Joseph Bogdan.
A private family service will be held. Visitation will not be observed.
A memorial service will be held in early August on a date to be announced by the Lind Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
Condolences for Ted’s family may be online at Lind Funeral Home.