Peters Township


Peters Township

Mark Joseph Bogden

Mark Joseph Bogden, age 57 of Washington, PA passed away into the loving arms of Jesus of Saturday, June 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 24, 1961, he was the son of the late Betty and Gene Bogden. Beloved husband to Lori Craig Bogden for 35 years. Loving father to Jordan (Elexis) Bogden, Tyler Bogden and London Bogden. Cherished grandfather to Teegan and Tobie Bogden. Dear brother to Joan Voytek, Alan Bogden, Carolyn (Tom) Schaeberle, Sharon (Anthony) Difilppo, Fran (Paul) Binder, John (Ann) Bogden, and Greg Bogden. He was also blessed with many nieces and nephews. Mark was preceded in death by his brother David Bogden.

He spent most of his school age life at Milton Hershey School and graduated in 1979. Mark was a proud “Milt” who loved his Milton Hershey family and he later played a significant role in raising up the Milton Hershey Cancer care fund for alumni. Mark graduated from Gateway Technical School and later became a steam fitter and worked for W and J College. He was dedicated and active member of Champion Christian Center where he loved serving God and his church family. He lived his life by their mission statement to, “Love God, Reach the One and Change the World.”  Mark also enjoyed fishing and wood working, but his life was his family and his church.

A gathering of family and friends will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 1 PM until the time of service at 2 PM at Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Champion Christian Center.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.

25 Condolences

  1. Pam Jones on June 11, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Lori and family: many hugs and prayers for comfort on your loss!

  2. Davina Hopper on June 11, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Mark was always so caring and supportive man. He was also a prayer warrior for me anytime I asked for prayer. He will be sadly missed. Prayers for London and the entire family. We were blessed to have the chance to call him friend.

  3. James J. Hays, Sr. on June 11, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    The Bogden family is a story of tragedy and triumph. They have hit every curve ball thrown to each generation. I have admired them since my sister Kathe married their oldest son, David Eugene. They all loved their families and their creator. Mark was a kind, gentle, and generous man. I wish all the family peace during this time of sorrow and reconciliation with their new norm.

    May God bless all of them and watch over them with strength and peace.

    With sincerity in my heart,

  4. Marilyn Turner on June 11, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family

  5. Darcey (Monsour) Matney on June 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Lori, Sharon and family-very sorry for your loss. I remember when Mark came to live next door to us. He was a great guy. Praying for you and your family.

  6. Scott and Margie Teagarden on June 11, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Scott and I send our heartfelt prayers to you all during this difficult time. May God’s loving arms surround you all may his blessing be upon you all.

  7. BILLY R BUNN on June 11, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    I’m a 1979 MHS classmate of his… Great man, always fun and smiling… he will be missed by many…

  8. Brother James leonard on June 11, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    My prayers go out too this great family may the Lord be ur rock my his bless you all with all his amazing Grace and peace and my he keep ur hearts storng in this time of need from brother James

  9. Kathy & Bob Craig on June 11, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to Marks’ family. My Milton Hershey friend and brother. The world lost a very special man, but heaven definitely gained another Angel. God bless.

  10. steven slabonik on June 11, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Was proud to call mark my brother,,lived with him in my 3rd grade year,mark was in fourth,,a great,brother and a caring man to his family,going to miss him at homecoming!!!steve slabonik

  11. Mary Bruno on June 11, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    My prayers and thoughts are with you Elexis and Jordan. I’m so very sorry for your loss. As long as you have memories he’ll never be gone. May God heal your pain.

  12. Eric JENKINS on June 12, 2018 at 5:51 am

    So sorry for your and our loss Mark was a great guy I was one his class mates at mhs he will be greatly missed ????????????

  13. Debrah Cogsr on June 12, 2018 at 6:39 am

    To a wonderful guy that had a heart of gold that passed that on to all the people he met. Mark will be sadly missed at w& j were I met him. Prayers and thought go out to the family of Mark.

  14. Bill Mottin MHS '74 on June 12, 2018 at 6:48 am

    It is hard to put in to words the feelings of loss I have. Mark was just one of those good guy’s! He was very instrumental in get our Helping Hands program off the ground, it was the Milton Hershey Cancer Care Fund. Have battled cancer myself every time we would talk he was always so concerned about my health and well being. What hurts is not being able to say good bye. They always say the good go young, and this is certainly true for Mark. They family should know how much Mark’s MHS family loved, respected and admired him. I can truly say I loved you Mark, my God comfort Lori and the family and also Mark’s MHS family. Until we meet again my friend rest in eternal peace.

  15. Roger L. Drake on June 12, 2018 at 9:14 am

    I was also one of Mark’s classmates, We loved this man and we are so sorry for your loss. We can all celebrate that he is with Jesus. RIP my Brother

  16. Suzanne Dugan on June 12, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    I just cannot believe hes gone . He was the kindest sweetest man ..We will miss his smiling face at church and around town. He had the biggest heart and was consistently kind and caring. So sorry Jordan Lex Teeg and Toby..London and Tyler..Lori and brothers and sisters of Mark. I know for a fact he is in a place so beautiful and peaceful..He deserves that peace. We will miss you Mark. Suzanne Dugan and son..Chase Caldwell.and family.

  17. Doris Hanning on June 12, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Im so sorry for your loss. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and love sent Doris

  18. Jim Clifford on June 12, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    I am so saddened to hear of Mark’s death. The Bogden men are a special group and die too young. Blessings to all the family.

  19. Arlene Sweitzer on June 12, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    So sorry to hear of your lose. Prayers for all the family.

  20. Mark Piper on June 12, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    If its true that good people die young then there must be a God of great love that draws them near so I know Mark is in goods hands. You’ll be missed friend and MHS79er.

  21. Mary Williams on June 13, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  22. Missy an Mike Nicolella an family on June 13, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Lori an Family
    We are saddened by the news of Marks passing. He was a very kind funny and loving man. He will always be with you in all you do. In your hearts and with his spirit.
    Sending healing prayers to you all.????

  23. Stan Mowrer on June 13, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    May our Lord be with the Bogden family at this time. As another “ Milt” brother from the class of ‘79, I also looked at Mark as a brother and will miss him. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  24. robert tonti on June 14, 2018 at 4:31 am

    To the Family of Mark:
    We all will miss Mark here at W and J College. He had such a great personality. He touched many people.
    I went to a military school in Philadelphia similar to Mark and we shared and laughed about many similarities that we both experienced.
    His faith in God and his love of his Family and people have earned him a place right next to God in Heaven .
    Your love and memories of Mark always will guide you thru this sad time.
    Sincerely , Rob Tonti

  25. Diana Bright Andrews on June 14, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Sending my deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    May the Lord wrap his arms around all of you at this time.
    Diana Bright Andrews.

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