Mr. Jean E. Vandebogart, 83, of Reservoir Rd., passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.
He was born on November 26, 1937 in Norwich, NY, a son of John and Mabel Barber Vandebogart. He was a graduate of Sherburne High School and attended the NYS Ranger School at Wanakena, NY. Jean was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served from 1955-58. He had worked for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation as a Principal Forestry Technician at Camps Georgetown and Pharsalia until retiring. On September 2, 1961, Jean married Donna Roe in Smyrna, NY, and they shared a loving union of over 59 years. Jean’s favorite hobbies were woodworking and playing his guitar.
Surviving are his wife, Donna; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Bruce Thompson of Smyrna; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeremy and Kim Vandebogart of Lynchburg, VA; Glen and Nancy Vandebogart of Fairport, NY; his grandchildren, Elizabeth Vandebogart of Cazenovia; Jordan (Amanda) Vandebogart and Shaun Vandebogart (Epiphany Soward) of Lynchburg, VA; Emily (Carlos) Fernandez of Richmond, VA; Lidia Vandebogart and Vincent Vandebogart of Fairport; great-grandchildren, Jeremiah, Jadon, Ezekiel and Ephraim Vandebogart, all of Lynchburg; Caleb and Dominic Joy of Cazenovia, NY and Jocie Fernandez of Richmond, VA; a sister-in-law, Joan Vandebogart of Tulsa, OK and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Ramon Vandebogart.
A funeral service and interment will be held in the Hillside Cemetery, Georgetown, NY at 2pm Saturday, May 15, 2021.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Fountain Fire Co. #1, 121 Lebanon St., Hamilton, NY 13346; or to the Shriner's Hospital for Children,Processing Center, Ranson, WV 25438-4510.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville, NY.