John Bogniard

John Bogniard, Attorney at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co

On November 15th 2021, John Bogniard – a Senior Attorney with Krugliak Wilkins Griffiths & Dougherty Co. in Canton – passed away at 75 years of age.

He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather as well as an outstanding professional and supportive colleague to all those of us at KWGD who had the honor of practicing with him.

Early Life and Education

Children develop their biological brains during the first eight years of life, acquiring essential social skills, cognitive capabilities and self-worth.

Early childhood is also when children begin learning how to read and write, as well as gain independence with basic tasks like putting on their own coats and shoes.

Parents are the primary educators for young children, but early childhood programs offer them an invaluable chance to apply their learning in a simulated real-world setting and connect with students beyond their immediate family.

Educators often draw inspiration from renowned educators such as Jean Rousseau, Friedrich Froebel and Erikson to better comprehend early childhood education and how best to support children’s growth. These theories remain influential today and play an integral role in how young children are educated.

Professional Career

John Bogniard was a cornerstone of Canton’s legal community for over 50 years at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co. His expertise lay in arbitration and labor law; however, what truly distinguished him was his mentoring of many of his associates throughout his illustrious career.

On December 1st, 2021 at the age of 74, he passed away. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather as well as an inspirational professional and supportive colleague to those he had the pleasure of knowing. Survived by his loving wife Diane of nearly two decades; his four children Jeffrey (Debra) Bogniard, Jason (Michele) Bogniard, Andrea (Kyle) Neff and Kristin (Zac) Sgro; plus eight grandchildren Alex, Ava, Ella Grace Eva Judson Frankie Sammy; all will miss him dearly.

Achievements and Honors

John was known for his generous spirit and love of golf. With his wife of 21 years, Diane, he enjoyed many adventures around Palm Springs, Florida and beyond together, bonding over their shared appreciation of family and nature. An adorably quirky father, husband, grandfather – as well as legal guardian to four children Jeffrey (Debra), Jason (Michele), Andrea and Kristin – John was an accomplished lawyer specializing in negotiation and litigation. Additionally he donated generously to charities including Gregory Industries, AAA Ohio Auto Club and Refuge of Hope Ministries.

Personal Life

John Bogniard was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who also put his heart and soul into everything he did. Additionally, John served his community with passion as director of construction services at Krugliak Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co.

Over his 50-year career, he practiced business and employment law. A longstanding member of the Stark County Bar Association, he served as co-chair of its Corporate Law Committee from 1988 until 2016.

He was a Christian and loved Jesus, enjoyed playing golf, wintering in Palm Springs California with his soul mate Diane, spending time with family and traveling. Survived by four children Jeffrey (Debra) Bogniard, Jason (Michele) Bogniard, Andrea Neff and Kristin Sgro; eight grandchildren Alex, Ava, Ella, Grace, Eva, Judson Frankie Sammy.

Net Worth

Bogniard was born in Ashland on April 16, 1947 to Mary Jane (Nutter) Bogniard and Dr. Robert Pancoast Bogniard and earned his Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He began his legal career as an associate at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co. where he worked for almost 50 years. Furthermore, Bogniard served on the boards of Gregory Industries, The AAA Ohio Auto Club, Refuge of Hope Ministries and Congress Lake Country Club; his love will be missed by those who knew him best.

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