Nicholas D. Bogdan Sr., 92 of 1041 East Park Avenue passed away peacefully Monday, April 1st 2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center.
Born November 2, 1926 in Leetonia, Ohio, he was the son of the late Dan and Versavia (Bursan) Bogdan.
After graduating from Fairfield High School in 1945, he enlisted in the United States Army and attained the rank of Corporal Tech 5 and was stationed in France at the end of WW II.
In 1947, he founded Nick's Tin Shop where he became known as "Nick the Tin Man" retiring in 1990 and passing the baton to his son, Nick Jr. Nick was a charter member of the Columbiana Jaycees, member of American Legion Post 290, VFW, and in the 1970s was an officer in the Columbiana Youth Baseball Association as well as Manager/Coach/Sponsor of his own team.
Nick is survived by a sister, Helen Lewis of Sunland, California, two sons Nicholas Jr. (Diana) of Columbiana and Michael (Karen) of Maumee, Ohio, three grandchildren, Jacob (Andrea) Bogdan of Sylvania, Ohio, Jamie (Jayden) Corbitt of Poland, Ohio, and Benjamin (Amber) Greenawalt of Salem, Ohio and one great-granddaughter Lila Greenawalt.
Nick was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Betty in 2016, his parents, two sisters Jennie (Hiner) and Irene, and four brothers Daniel, John, George, and Charlie.
A private service was held for the family on Wednesday April 3rd with Pastor John Ciardi officiating and the American Legion Post 290 rendered military honors in Nick's honor.
The family would like to thank the staffs at Whispering Pines Village, Salem Regional Medical Center and Community Hospice for their compassionate care and support.
The family requests any memorial contributions, in Nick's name be made to: Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.
The family has entrusted Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana, Ohio with the arrangements for their loved one. Family and friends are invited to visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.