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In Loving Memory

Bogosian, Joseph Martin

Caspar (Joseph) Martin Bogosian, age 90, peacefully passed away on August 15, 2023, at Evelyn’s House in St. Louis, Missouri, surrounded by his loving family. A funeral service to honor and celebrate his memory will be held on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 11:00 am, at the South County Chapel of Kutis Funeral Home (5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. Saint Louis, MO 63129). Prior to the service, a visitation period of two hours will take place at the funeral home. Following the service, Joseph will be interred at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted in recognition of his service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Born on September 5, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan, Joseph was the son of Almas Boyajian and Philip Bogosian. He married Carolyn Jeanne McKenzie on March 29, 1958, in Aurora, Missouri.

Joseph was a dedicated U.S. Army Veteran who proudly served during the Korean War. For 30 years he was employed as a Quality Inspection Engineer at McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, Department of the Navy, until his retirement in 1995. In 1970, Joseph’s fascination with treasure hunting took root, evolving from a personal interest into a business endeavor that flourished for the next 46 years. Through his enterprise and passion for helping others, he made indelible marks on the treasure hunting community, touching countless lives along the way. His strong faith in Jesus Christ and his love for his family were constants in his life. A gifted storyteller, Joseph told the stories of his Armenian heritage and his family’s resilience during the Armenian genocide to his children and grandchildren, ensuring that their legacy would endure through the generations. Joseph exemplified a spirit of generosity and kindness, harboring a deep love for books and a genuine commitment to sharing knowledge with others.

Joseph leaves behind a legacy as beloved father to Daniel Martin Bogosian, residing in Ditmer, Missouri, Cynthia Jo (Steve) Tornatore of Bridgeton, Missouri, and Elizabeth Ann Bogosian of Sunset Hills, Missouri, beloved grandfather to Daniel’s son, Nicholas, Steve and Cindy’s children Steven (Rachael), Angelo (Taylor), Rocco, Salvatore, and Vincenzo; beloved great grandfather to Gianna Tornatore (Steven/Rachael), and Valentina Tornatore (Angelo/Taylor)
and beloved uncle to Jeannie (Fred) Shinbur, Karen Wintergalen, David Courtney,
and Jennifer Courtney (Chris Egan)

Preceding him in death were his parents, his sisters Marian Jean Grisham and Margaret Courtney, nephew Steven Courtney, and niece Cathy Miles.

Expressions of sympathy and shared memories can be sent to the family via Kutis Funeral Home, South County. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Global Food Providers through (Global Food Providers) or to Holy Virgin Mary and Shoghagat Armenian Church in Belleville, Illinois (Belleville Armenian Church) in alignment with Joseph’s generous and compassionate spirit and desire to help those in need.

Joseph’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

Caspar (Joseph) Martin Bogosian
Celebration of Life
Friday, September 1st, 2023
Kutis South County Chapel – 5255 Lemay Ferry Road 63129
Visitation 9am to 11am
Service 11am
Interment to follow at Jefferson Barracks

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6 thoughts on “Bogosian, Joseph Martin”

  1. Joe was a great friend. We worked at MAC together where we met. There were many laughs that we had that I will always remember. Rest in peace friend.

  2. Don and I loved Joe so much! He was a precious friend and so very generous! He loved Jesus and his life shown with it. I will miss him greatly. Donald preceded him to heaven by about 2 weeks, July 28th. I’m sure they have found each other and are having a great time together in the presence of the Lord! Love , Sue

  3. Oh Sue dad loved you and Don! We will equally miss Don. Don impacted our lives and dad’s life so much. Yes, they are having a great time in the presence of the Lord!


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