Bernard W. Odgen


Bernard W. Ogden, 57, of Elyria, died suddenly Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at his residence. Born in Hyde Park, N.Y., he had lived in Elyria most of his life. Mr. Ogden was employed as a machinist at the Ridge Tool Company in Elyria for 33 years. He was an active member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Elyria, and member of the Holy Name Society of the church. He was also a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7035 in Avon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife of four years, Rosemary (nee Marlowe) Ogden; a son, Christopher M. Ogden of Elyria Township; a daughter, Margaret M. Nix of Sheffield Lake; three stepdaughters; seven grandchildren; and a half-brother, Franklin Westover of New York. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise (nee Klingshirn) Ogden in 2000, and his parents, Bernard W. and Florence (nee Conklin) Ogden. Private family services will be today at the Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria. Burial will be in Clearmont Cemetery, Clearmont, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.