Frederick Carl BOGATH, 99, of Belleview, Florida, passed away March 30, 2019 at Brandley House in Summerfield, Florida. Born in Jabing, Austria he resided in Florida for over 48 years. Fred worked for Charles Wagner Litho Machinery Company prior to requesting a leave of absence to enter the military. Serving in the United States Army from April 28, 1942 to October 18, 1945 he was involved in five battles and campaigns, Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland receiving the European-African-Middle Eastern Service medal.
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After returning to Manhattan, New York he married his long time love Emma Jurena. Fred landed a job as a barge captain for the Erie-Lackawanna railroad where he held various positions during his 30 years of service.
After marrying Emma they moved to Montville, New Jersey where they raised three children, Frederick John Bogath, Gary Carl Bogath and daughter Gail Lynn (Bogath) McDorman. Nearly five decades ago Fred, Emma and Gail moved to Florida where they purchase and ran a small Mobile Home park.
He was a family man who loved camping, boating, clamming, fishing, playing cards, and board games. Additionally, he traveled around the state on day trips which were always great family fun. Fred also had a fascination for tinkering always having several projects in process much to the amusement of family and friends.
He is survived by two children Frederick and Gail, daughter-in-law Sharon Bogath of Burien, Washington and Gail’s partner Stephen D. Smith of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Fred has six grandchildren: Frederick Jason Bogath, Gina (Bogath) Stoess, husband George Stoess, Christopher James Bogath, wife Erika Bogath, Katherine Bogath, husband Jonathan Morrow, Christina (Rahija) Moore, husband Tim Moore, Theresa McDorman and three great-grandchildren Henry Stoess, Natalie Stoess and Frederick Bogath.
Arrangements are being made for internment and a service at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 Highway 72, Sarasota County, Florida 34241 for later this summer.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Veterans of Foreign War www.woundewarriorproject.org, Make-A-Wish Foundation www.wish.org or St. Jude Children’s Hospital www.stjude.org. Please include: in memory of Frederick Carl Bogath, Belleview, Florida.
The joy that Fred gave to all will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.