Arnold Bogerty

Visitation

Christ Gospel Church 2209 Route 9 South, Whitesboro NJ US 08252 Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2010, 09:00 am - 11:00 am

Services

Christ Gospel Church 2209 Route 9 South, Whitesboro NJ US 08252 Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2010, 11:00 am

Cemetery

Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery Route 50, Estell Manor NJ US 08330 Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2010

Obituary of Arnold Elwood Bogerty

On March 25, 2010, God called from labor to reward our beloved brother, Deacon Arnold Elwood Bogerty, Sr. "Deac", as he was fondly called, was born on October 22, 1945, to Jermiah Elwood Bogerty and the late Beulah Mae Vinson in Atlantic City. Deacon Bogerty attended the Atlantic City school system and was a member of the ROTC and Lark Social Club of which he was a proud member. In 1964, he graduated from Atlantic City High School and began his military career as a Bosun's Mate on the USS Harry E. Yarnell, DLG 17, where he served our country faithfully for 6 years. In 1971, Deacon Bogerty met the love of his life, Robin (Robby, as he affectionately called her) and in November of 1973, the two became one in holy matrimony. From this union of 37 years, was born three children; Arnold, Jr., (Manny), LaTonya Starr (Bubbie), Felicia Mae (Fe Fe), all of whom he loved dearly. In early 1979, Deacon Bogerty felt the calling of the Lord on this life and was baptized at Tabernacle Church of Christ in Pleasantville. He later joined Christ Gospel Church in Whitesboro, New Jersey, where he was filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost and was ordained as a Deacon under the leadership of the late Pastor, District Elder John Brooks, Sr. Deacon Bogerty was a member of Local 415, Labors International Union of North America from 1978 to 1992, where he started as a laborer and was promoted to General Foreman. He worked on projects such as the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing, and several of the area casinos in Atlantic City. In 1992, he joined Local 68, Operation Engineers Union, where he worked in the Grounds Department until his retirement in 2008. Deacon Bogerty enjoyed skiing, tennis, scuba diving, and was an expert fisherman. He was also a devoted Dallas Cowboy fan. He cherished the many vacations spent on Cape Hatteras with his wife and dear friends, Elder Larry & Missionary Melody Matthews, and the late Deacon David and Sis. Bertha Webb. In the mid 1980's, the Lord gave Deacon Bogerty a vision for the new Christ Gospel Church (Love Center). To all who knew Deacon Bogerty this was not a work but a ministry. His labor was a labor of love. The Lord allowed him to see his vision complete with the final additions in October of 2009. Deacon Bogerty was preceded in death by his mother, Beulah Mae Vinson, and his sister, Patricia Bethea. He is survived by his wife, Robin, of Pleasantville; father, Jeremiah Elwood Bogertey of Philadelphia; son, Arnold E. Bogerty, Jr., (Lin) of Fayetteville, North Carolina; daughters, LaTonya Starr Wells (Joseph) of Mickleton, New Jersey, and Felecia Mae Mack (Daniel) of Atlantic City; sister, Bernadette R. Bogertey of Fayetteville; brothers, Matthew Bogertey (Blondell), and Jerome Bogerty (Glendora) of Philadelphia; two sisters-in-law, Tanya Rich of Los Angeles, California, and Kim Dozier (Leonard) of Egg Harbor City, New Jersey; brother-in-law, Reginald Mark Watson (Zaminah) of Pleasantville; nine grandchildren (one due in May) as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends.
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