Edwin H. Bogue

Edwin H. Bogue 94, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Ballston Spa, New York on June 28, 1920, he was the son of Charles and Lela Bogue. Ed worked for General Foods for 30 years, retiring in 1980.

Ed was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballston Spa where he served as a Trustee. Ed was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he was a Fourth Degree Knight. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of Ballston Spa and the Ballston Area Seniors. He was a favorite Bingo caller for St. Mary’s and the Senior Center. He enjoyed dancing and in his younger years he bowled in several leagues.

Ed served as Village Republican Chairman from 2000-2013. He also served as the Tax Assessor for the Village of Ballston Spa for many years.

In his retirement Ed was employed part time by Armer Funeral Home, Inc. where he truly enjoyed working with his close friends in the Armer family.

Ed enjoyed his camp on the Hudson River and taking everyone for boat rides when they came to visit. Ed was always tinkering with things around camp. He was known as ‘The Mower Man” because he fixed everyone’s lawn mowers, small engines and any other motor that needed repair.

Ed was predeceased by his first wife Mary, and his brothers George, Charles, Al and Dick Bogue. He is survived by his wife Sarah; children David Bogue (Margaret Foote) of Queensbury, Brian Bogue of Ballston Spa and Mary Beth Florance of Ballston Spa; stepchildren Donna Sharman (Richard) of Torano, Virginia, and Yvonne Rumsey (Thomas) of Lake Tahoe, California; brother Robert Bogue (Patricia) of Ballston Spa, sister Jeanne Gizzi (Carmen) of Ballston Spa; sister in law Mildred Gilliatt of Batavia, NY; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Ed and Sarah met in 2009. They discovered among others things that they loved to travel. Together they went to California where they were married in 2010. For five wonderful years they also enjoyed playing cards with friends, going out to eat, and simply just being with each other.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Saturday, March 7 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made in Ed’s name to St. Mary’s Church, Community Hospice of Saratoga or the Rotary Club of Ballston Spa.

Guest Book

Ann Hauprich

Although he grew up during the dark days of the Depression, Ed Bogue chose to reflect God’s light throughout his long and purpose-filled life.
May his legacy of faith, hope, love and laughter live on in the children, grandchildren and grand-children who were so very dear to his heart!
Ed will be missed by the entire Hauprich family as well as by countless other souls at St. Mary’s Church – and surely also at the senior center on Northline Road.
With sympathy and prayers,

Ann Hauprich and Family



You were a very special man, warm and loving. Always putting everyone needs before your own. An exceptional husband, father and grandfather. I was blessed to have known you! I see so many of your wonderful traits in my children (your grandchildren) thank you for that gift. Rest in peace.


Carrie Cunningham

Mary Beth, Brian, and family,
We are so sorry to hear about your dad. Alan and I are in Florida, so will not be able to attend the wake or funeral. Our love and prayers are with all of you! He was a great neighbor and man. He will certainly be missed.
Carrie & Alan

Lori Ortoleva-Agnew

Mary Beth and Family - my thoughts and prayers to you at this time of sorrow.
Sweet in our Memory.

Bobbi Nore

I express my deepest sorrows for the loss of this wonderful man. I will forever hold a big place in my heart for Ed. He always brought a smile to my face as he would tell me stories of his life on the farm and the way things used to be. His big brown eyes always had a glimmer in them showing his joy for life. I feel blessed to have shared time with him and been part of his life these last two years. I will always treasure having known him. "May you be happy in Heaven and keep smiling down on us. God, please Bless Ed and his family. My deepest regards to you all. What a beautiful family. Thank you for letting me share in it.

Very Sincerely,
Bobbi Nore

Leah, Matt, Aeryn and James Smith

"When someone you loves becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure."

Rest in Peace Grandpa. May your stars shine brightly down on us from heaven. We will forever keep your memory alive in our hearts.