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On Saturday, June 3, 2017, Jay David "Brub" Bogar II, 70, of Selinsgrove, surrounded by his loving family was finally lifted to Heaven and relieved of his long courageous battle with kidney failure from diabetes.
Jay was born Nov. 21, 1946, at home on South Market Street, Selinsgrove, to the late Jay Sr. and Thelma (Boyer) Bogar. On July 2, 1966, he married the love of his life, Linda Jo (Dickey) Bogar. His passing broke a marital union of 50 years.

Jay graduated from Selinsgrove High School in 1964. He then enlisted in the Navy on April 13, 1966, serving a year in Vietnam and was discharged on Jan. 6, 1970.
Back in civilian life, Jay was employed with his father, Jay Sr., at A&T Construction Co., Inc., as an estimator. After the death of his father, Jay and his brother Jeff took over the business. He then went to work for T-Ross Brothers Construction Company as an estimator/project manager until his retirement. He enjoyed the comradery with his fellow employees.
Jay enjoyed hunting, target shooting, reading, go kart racing, keeping his cars meticulous, watching Fox News and more than anything loving his family.
Jay was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Selinsgrove and the National Rifle Assoc. and he was also a lifetime member of Christ United Methodist Church in Selinsgrove.

Jay is survived in addition to his wife Linda, by one son, Erik, of Selinsgrove; one daughter, Shawna Aldridge and husband Kevin, of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Erik Bogar Jr., of Selinsgrove and Jenna and Vivian Aldridge, of Oklahoma City; one sister, Susan (Bogar) Schieber, of California; one brother, Jeffrey Bogar and wife Carol, of Selinsgrove; one brother-in-law, Larry Dickey and wife Sue, of Mechanicsburg; seven nephews; one niece; six great-nephews; and four great-nieces.

Friends and family will be received from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, followed by a celebration of life at 3, with the Rev. Ryan Gephart officiating.
Interment will be held in Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

The family wishes to thank all of his caregivers at the Manor at Penn Village and also Davita.
Published on June 5, 2017
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