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Joseph M. Bognanno
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In memory of
Joseph M. Bognanno
Joseph M. Bognanno Jr. Joseph M. Bognanno Jr., loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away on Monday Oct. 14, 2019, in Winter Haven, Fla., surrounded by his family. He was 82. Joe was the second oldest of five children and was preceded in death by his parents; older brother, Michael; and sister, Jane. He is survived by his wife, Terry; and dog, Chloe; siblings, Miriam, Paul and Jim; and children, Joe III (Laura), Marty (Kate), Stephanie (Dave), Meredith (Clair) and Andy (Gina). Joe was lovingly known as "Papa" to his nine grandchildren, Gianluca, Lauren, Sophi, Joey, Chiara, Anson, Hallie, Kendall and Ronan. He delighted in attending their sporting and musical events. Joe was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 21, 1937, to Joseph Sr. and Jessie (Robinson) Bognanno. Living most of his life in Des Moines and Canandaigua, he most recently resided in Winter Haven, Fla. His generosity and kindness are apparent in his connection with his large family and continued relationships with many groups of lifelong friends from every stage of his life. Joe was a 1955 graduate of Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, all the while singing bass for the Harmonaires and lettering as a guard for the Roosevelt Rough Riders' 1955 state champion team. After being elected to the Iowa All State Football Team he matriculated to The University of Arizona where he played for the Wildcats on a football scholarship. He joined the Sigma Chi fraternity and remained a fan of Arizona athletics for the rest of his life. Following graduation from the University of Arizona, Joe served in the Air National Guard. Joe spent his entire career as an executive in financial services, beginning at the Bank of America in Los Angeles, and retiring in 2008 from JP Morgan Chase in Rochester. Joe dearly loved and cared for his sister Jane, who was born with Down Syndrome, and was the impetus for his staunch advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities. Joe served for several years on the board of directors at Ontario ARC, where Jane received services. He also served in a leadership role with NYSARC for several years. Funeral services are being planned for May 2020 in Canandaigua. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ontario County ARC or the Special Olympics.
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In memory of
Joseph M. Bognanno
Joseph M. Bognanno Jr. Joseph M. Bognanno Jr., loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away on Monday Oct. 14, 2019, in Winter Haven, Fla., surrounded by his family. He was 82. Joe was the second oldest of five children and was preceded in death by his parents; older brother, Michael; and sister, Jane. He is survived by his wife, Terry; and dog, Chloe; siblings, Miriam, Paul and Jim; and children, Joe III (Laura), Marty (Kate), Stephanie (Dave), Meredith (Clair) and Andy (Gina). Joe was lovingly known as "Papa" to his nine grandchildren, Gianluca, Lauren, Sophi, Joey, Chiara, Anson, Hallie, Kendall and Ronan. He delighted in attending their sporting and musical events. Joe was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 21, 1937, to Joseph Sr. and Jessie (Robinson) Bognanno. Living most of his life in Des Moines and Canandaigua, he most recently resided in Winter Haven, Fla. His generosity and kindness are apparent in his connection with his large family and continued relationships with many groups of lifelong friends from every stage of his life. Joe was a 1955 graduate of Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, all the while singing bass for the Harmonaires and lettering as a guard for the Roosevelt Rough Riders' 1955 state champion team. After being elected to the Iowa All State Football Team he matriculated to The University of Arizona where he played for the Wildcats on a football scholarship. He joined the Sigma Chi fraternity and remained a fan of Arizona athletics for the rest of his life. Following graduation from the University of Arizona, Joe served in the Air National Guard. Joe spent his entire career as an executive in financial services, beginning at the Bank of America in Los Angeles, and retiring in 2008 from JP Morgan Chase in Rochester. Joe dearly loved and cared for his sister Jane, who was born with Down Syndrome, and was the impetus for his staunch advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities. Joe served for several years on the board of directors at Ontario ARC, where Jane received services. He also served in a leadership role with NYSARC for several years. Funeral services are being planned for May 2020 in Canandaigua. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ontario County ARC or the Special Olympics.
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