Gail L. Boggs

BOGGS, Gail L., 79, of Toronto, OH, passed away in peace at Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville, OH, on September 8, 2013.

He was born February 7, 1934, in Wallback, WV, a son of the late Hugh H. and Carrie A. Boggs.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Hugh H. Boggs II and his sister, Jean Boggs.

Gail was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Toronto where he served as an usher and elder.

He was a graduate of Clay County High School, Glenville State College and earned his masters degree from the University of Dayton.

Gail was a longtime educator. He began his career as a librarian for Champion School District in Champion, OH. Later, he worked as media center director for Toronto City Schools and at one time, principal of Franklin Elementary School. After retirement, Gail and his wife, Dolores, enjoyed several years as owners of Bogg’s Video Memories.

Gail will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Dolores Black Boggs; daughter, Cheryl A. Clapham and her husband, Bill; grandchildren, Christopher L. Clapham and Carrie A. Clapham; and great-grandchildren, Jory, Zoe, Brylee and Matix Clapham all of Toronto, OH.

He is also survived by a brother, Frederick L. (Ruth) Boggs of Charleston, WV; sister, Janet Crisco, of Kansas and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 11 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home, 701 Findley St. in Toronto, OH. Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 116 N. Third St. in Toronto, OH on Thursday, September 12, at noon with Rev. Michael Bongart officiating. There will be additional visitation held at the church on Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of services at noon.

Memorial gifts may be made in Gail’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church, 116 North Third St., Toronto, OH 43964.

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