In Loving Memory of Robert S. Bogatin Jr. ’69
Age 72, of Broomall, died peace-fully on November 28, 2018 of ALS. Bob was the loving and devoted husband of Pamela M. (nee Rowley) for 44 wonderful years. He was the proud father of Nicholas J.A. and his wife, Maureen (nee McDermott) and the adoring grandfather of Robert Liam (age 7 ½ months) all of Broomall.
Bob was a wonderful and attentive uncle to his nephews and niece, Gregory M. Kwiatkowski (Diane Rodrigue) of Ormond Beach, Florida, Christopher R. Kwiatkowski of West Chester, Robert W. Bogatin of Colorado, Sean M. Hennessey and Julie R. Hennessey of Aston and his great-niece, Casey M. Sitarik and her husband, Jake of Palm Coast, Florida.
He was the eldest of three sons of Robert S. Bogatin, Sr. and Mary Louise (nee Browne) of Newtown Square and the devoted brother of Dr. R. Scott Bogatin of Tampa, Florida and Wayne C. Bogatin of Colorado, and sister-in-law, Joyce E. Hennessey (nee Rowley) of Aston.
Bob was born in Philadelphia in 1946 and grew up first in Havertown and then in Newtown Square. He graduated from Marple Newtown Senior High in 1964 and Ripon college in Wisconsin in 1968, where he was in ROTC officer training. He was a First Lieutenant in Army Intelligence, Army Security and served in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971. He received the Bronze Star.
After service, he was an insur-ance salesman with Provident Mutual Life Insurance, where he met Pam. He then worked as a free-lance photographer until he found his niche as a Chemical Manufacturers Rep at Peltz-Rowley which became Easttech Chemical, who were eventually bought out by Brenntag Specialties. He worked for these various entities from 1972 to 2009, when he retired. In retirement he traded in futures, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He loved golf, computers, his wife, son, grandson and extended family and his constant companion “Jack”, who will be lost without him.
He had many good friends from his college and military days, business and trading ventures and dog park excursions. He would often have lunch or dinner dates, with many of these buddies, up until he could no longer get around. He was a kind, good man, with always a twinkle in his eye. “He Will Be Missed”.
Interment was private, at Bob’s request, with Military Honors. Donations to the S.P.C.A. or the ALS Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrs.