February 16, 2017
Mourns Passing of Don Bogardus
Members of the Rensselaer County Legislature are mourning the passing of Don
Bogardus, a fixture of the Hoosick Falls community who served as mayor and in
other elected and community capacities. Bogardus passed away Sunday at the age
Chair of the Legislature Stan Brownell said the Legislature will consider a
resolution to adjourn in memory of Bogardus next month.
"Don Bogardus served the community for so many years. He truly loved Hoosick
Falls, the people who called the village home, and did so much good over his
lifetime," said Brownell.
Bogardus was well-known in the village as a barber, and Brownell was often a
customer in the two-man shop. Bogardus would frequently interrupt hair cuts to
field calls regarding village business. He also helped organize the annual
Memorial Day Parade in the village.
"Don worked very hard for Hoosick Falls, and no one could question his
commitment to the community," said Brownell.
"He was a fiscally conservative mayor who worked to keep the village
affordable.The seniors loved him because they knew he always looked out them.
And he never missed an opening ceremony for Little League, or other
organizations in the community. He truly was a man of the people," said