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RICHARD BOGNASKI Richard T. Bognaski, 86, of Las Vegas, passed away Jan. 30, 2017, after a long illness. He was born Feb. 18, 1930, in Syracuse, N.Y., to Francis and Antoinette (nee Sobolewski) Bognaski. He attended Christian Brothers Academy where he played baseball and basketball. He graduated from Central Tech. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired as a lieutenant from the Syracuse Fire Department in 1973 after being seriously injured in the line of duty. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Virginia Collins; and his wife, Dolores "Dodie" Bognaski. He is survived by his children, Susan Bognaski (Randy) of Las Vegas, Michael Bognaski (Sharon) of Hookset, N.H., Sharon Wenzel (Ted) of Mesa, Ariz., Matthew Bognaski (Cathy) of Bedford, N.H., and Sandra Phelan of Frederick, Md.; grandchildren, Shane Bognaski (Caitlin), Mara Bognaski, Brien Bognaski, Ashly DeMik (Jacob), Katie Hoss (Tanner), Frederick R. Phelan III, Meredith Phelan and Melanie Phelan (Nick); great-grandchildren, Trinity Phelan, Tess Engelmann, Addison Sheahin, and Luke, Braden and David Bognaski; brother-in-law, Gerald Napierski (Rose Ann); and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Service will be private at Palm Mortuary, 6701 N. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89131. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at St. Joseph's Church of Camillus, 5600 W. Genesee St., Camillus, NY 13031.
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