A retired Production Scheduler and Clerk at Bethlehem Steel, Thaddeus “Ted” Bogdan, was welcomed into the kingdom of heaven on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at the age of 88.

Ted served as a Specialist 4, in the 6th Medical Depot, of the US Army, from 1957 to 1959. After returning from the service he was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Joseph Hriczko Post No. 6245 and served as its Bingo Chairman till it closed.

He was also a life member of the former SS. Peter & Paul Athletic Club and served as the “AC’s Seniors” Golf Chairman and organized several Bowling and Pinochle Tournaments. He furthermore had a reputation for being a Shark and always taking the bid while playing Pinochle.

A long-time parishioner of St. Bernard Church, in Buffalo, New York, Ted was the former Treasurer of the Parish Holy Name Society and worked on the Lawn Fate and Fish Fry committees at the parish. 

He was married to his Best Friend and the love of his life, his beloved spouse Christine (nee Kasprowicz) Bogdan.

The cherished and devoted Dad of Valerie Hess and Lynne (Robert Carpenter) Bogdan and the beloved Grandpa extraordinaire, and fishing partner of Zachary Hess. 

Ted was the loved son of the late Stanley and late Bertha Bogdan and dear brother of the late Henry (late Dorothy) Bogdan, late Harriet (late Richard) Pasciak, Estelle (late Thomas) Smith, late Marion (Jane) Bogdan, and late Irene (late Richard) Piotrowski.

A valued brother-in-law of  Eugene (Joan) Kasprowicz and the late Dennis (Agnes) Kasprowicz and was also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

The family will be present on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 from 3-8 PM at the PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME at 2400 William Street (near Harlem), in Cheektowaga, NY.

Relatives and friends are also invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial that will take place on Friday, February 3rd, 2023, at St. Bernard Church, located at the corner of Clinton and South Ogden Streets, at 9 AM. (Please assemble at the church.)

Interment with military honors will follow at St. Matthew’s Cemetery, in West Seneca, New York.

Ted was selfless, kind, humble, and generous, and he will forever remain in our hearts.

In honor of Ted, pray, volunteer your time, and cherish your family.

The family appreciates your prayers and concerns during this time and would like to thank you for your support.

Please take a minute to share a picture in our online Photo Album or a favorite memory in our Guest Book here on Ted’s Tribute page.

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