FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. -- Louis Bognar, 80, of Franklin Lakes, died Sept. 16.
He was born Aug. 11, 1936, in South Amboy, N.J. and grew up in Somerset, moving to Franklin Lakes 43 years ago.
He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indiana Institute of Technology and his master’s degree in math from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Prior to his retirement, he was an electrical engineer for the Bendix Corp. in Teterboro, and previously worked for Pan Am as an engineer.
He was a true dog lover but most of all he loved being a pilot and taught physics at Aviation High School in Queens. He was a lifetime member of the Aircraft Owner and Pilot’s Association.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; and father, Jeffrey Bognar and his wife Danielle of Nutley.
He was predeceased by his brother, Eugene Bognar.
The family will receive family and friends from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes. Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, 787 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes. Interment will be at Christ The King Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, 787 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 or to a charity of your choice.