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Ross A. Bogenschutz

January 25, 2021

Ross Alexander BogenschutzRoss Alexander Bogenschutz, age 83 passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 25, 2021.

He was born in Clayton, NY on May 17th 1937, son of Francis (Bert) Bogenschutz and Leta Wright Bogenschutz and was grandson of Frank and Gertrude Bogenschutz. He graduated from Cape Vincent Central in 1957 and the next day married his beloved wife Velma J. Cromwell at St. Mary's Church on June 25th 1957 whom he was married to for 63 years.

He was a man with many trades and abilities. Ross was an entrepreneur and owned two businesses through the years. He was a farmer, class A machinist and was a member of Teamsters & International Association of Machinists. He retired from Allied Systems in 1999. What he enjoyed the most is spending time on the St. Lawrence river in his boat, fishing and being with his wife, children and grandchildren.

After retiring he and his wife, Velma moved back to Cape Vincent and lived there in the summers and were snowbirds in the winter until eventually moving to Florida full time.

He is survived by his loving wife, Velma, 4 children and their spouses, Debra & Dennis Phillips, Oley, PA, Cindy & Barry Hoffman, Boyertown, PA, Ross (Tony) & Stacy Bogenschutz, Boyertown, PA and Stacey & Debbie Bogenschutz, Winter Haven, FL.; 12 grandchildren, Tiffany (Steve), Dustin (Kimmy), Trevor (Ashley), Christopher (Caitlin), Ross (Macy), Crystal (Christian), Nicole, Jamie (Justin), Casey, and Jeremy (Ashley), Travis (Kristen), Tina, and 21 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Zane (Helen), Redwood, NY & John (Jane), PA, 2 sister-in-laws Sheila Badour, Clayton & Judy (Al) Minahan, Central Square, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Ross Jr., sister, Jeanine Ruggerio, and brother, Paul.

Services will be in the summer at a time to be announced.

Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Compassionate Care Hospice, 2525 Drane Field Rd, Suite 4, Lakeland FL 33811, or St. Lawrence Union Cemetery, Attn: Karen Bourcy, Treasurer, 34689 McKeever Road, Clayton NY 13624.


#10 Judy Dodds 2021-02-08 20:13
Velma, I will never forget the kindness you and Ross showed a younger student at Cape Vincent and invited her to your wedding. Through the years, you have been in my thoughts because of that kindness. So sorry for your loss.
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#9 Michael Hinckley 2021-01-30 19:05
Velma, I am so sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. He was a great guy and I have so many memories of our years in the Cape. Prayers to you and your family.
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#8 Mary Ingerson-Mulchy 2021-01-29 17:54
Velma and family, so sorry for your loss. Great picture of Ross. Many memories of Ross on Gonnie & Daya’s farm.
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#7 John Hazlewood 2021-01-28 20:35
Dear Velma and family. My most sincere condolences in your time of loss. Sending prayers and keeping you in my thoughts. Fond memories of Ross and all your family. God Bless you all!
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#6 Sally Bogenschutz 2021-01-28 10:43
Dear Velma and family....I was so sorry to read of Ross's passing. He certainly has lots of family to welcome him home. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
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#5 Cathy & Barry Ingers 2021-01-27 13:57
So sorry for your loss. Barry and I are thinking of you.

Cathy & Barry Ingerson
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#4 Mike and Sandy Ivey 2021-01-26 08:55
So sorry for your loss Velma, out thoughts and prayers are with you. We have many great memories of fun times.
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#3 Heather Jean phillip 2021-01-26 07:40
I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband ,dad,granddad, at least he is pain free,and probably enjoying all the family,and friends up there
! playing music,with them and laughing with all of the friends and family that were already up there. I loved him and the family so very much. RIP Ross.Always ,Heather
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#2 Richard Booth and Fa 2021-01-26 04:35
Thinking of all you all. Our deepest sympathies. DZDIck, DIckie, Roxanne and Robin Booth
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#1 Steve and Carol Biso 2021-01-25 18:04
Velma and family our condolences to you all. He will always be in our thoughts and prayers. My heart is breaking for you all, hugs and love yas
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