Gregg L. Bogen, M.D., 56, passed away Sunday afternoon January 12, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown.
Gregg was born January 3, 1964, in Warren, a son of Robert H. and Beverly S. Reisman Bogen.
He was a 1982 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, got his BS Integrated Life Science degree in May 1985 from Kent State University and graduated from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine in May 1989.
Gregg did his surgical residency at Western Reserve Care System from 1989 to 1994, then a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Mississippi Medical center from 1994 to 1996.
Gregg maintained clinical privileges in General Surgery at various area hospitals and was in private practice for 21 years. He was devoted to his patients and to the process of teaching medical students and residents to be both technically skilled and compassionate. He loved to make house calls and to perform minor surgery at his kitchen table. He has impacted the lives of physicians who now practice all over the United States.
Gregg was currently employed by River Valley Physicians at East Liverpool City Hospital.
Above all things, Gregg was most proud of his three sons. He always made a superhuman effort to be present in their lives, and to make them feel special, cherished and loved. Above all else, he set an example of kindness, selflessness, generosity and patience.
Gregg had a passion for his friends, all Cleveland sports teams, Disney, Batman, Star Wars and Sonic. He loved a corny joke and made frequent confusing life references to bad movie dialogue. He spent nearly every Monday washing dishes at The Dorothy Day House. He loved his cats Dexter, Dillon and Cleo.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Jill M. Berquist whom he married May 1, 1992 at St. Christine church, his sons Benjamin M. and Daniel J. and Matthew P. Bogen all at home in Canfield.
His brother Curt P. Bogen and sister Pami Bogen of Warren, his father and mother-in-law Gilbert M. and Janice Berquist, brothers-in-law Gilbert M. Berquist, III., and Joseph A. (Ann) Berquist.
Gregg’s also leaves nieces Isabel, Eleanor, and Molly Berquist.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday January 17, 2020 at Saint Christine Church 3165 S. Schenley Ave. Youngstown, followed by an Ecumenical Memorial Service by Rev. Msgr. David Rhodes at 1:00 p.m. at the Church.
Burial will be private at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Gregg continued to give in death , with his donation to Lifebanc to help others.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Gregg’s honor to The Dorothy Day House, PO Box 863 Youngstown, Ohio 44501.
Gregg’s family would like to especially thank the medical and nursing staff of the Neuro Intensive ICU staff at Mercy Health- St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital for the amazing efforts and care they provided to Gregg.
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