William T. (Bill) Bogden, of Savannah, GA, passed away peacefully on November 24th at the age of 81 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a devoted father, brother, and friend to all. He worked his entire life in sales, most recently selling BMW automobiles in Pittsburgh for 29 years prior to moving to Georgia in 2011.
He is survived by his brother J. Robert Bogden of Monessen; and by his four children of whom he thought the world: Pamela (Charles) Usher & Craig (Celia) Bogden; both of Savannah, GA, Brett (Gina) Bogden of Las Vegas, NV, and Garrett (Courtney) Bogden of Lancaster, PA. Bill also was blessed with five grandchildren of whom he was most proud: Rachel, Alexia, Seager, Abby, and AJ. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Joseph & Mary Bogden who were lifelong residents of Monessen and many cherished friends he made along the way.
Bill brightened our days with his smile and unique character. He was well-known for his story telling abilities and enjoyed sharing his experiences of how he sold cars to notable Pittsburgh athletes. He was also a fan of Westerns, particularly those featuring Roy Rogers. He regularly spoke of the time he got to meet Roy and how he spent time having a conversation with him. He was often heard saying “It is what it is”. He will be greatly missed. “Happy trails to you, until we meet again.”
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Hospice Savannah, Inc. (www.hospicesavannah.org/give).
Due to COVID-19, visitation with the family and a celebration in Bill’s honor is scheduled for April 9th, 2021 at the Shelby Ferguson Funeral Home in Belle Vernon at a time to be announced.