Robert S. Bogaski was born April 20, 1940, (84) in St. Louis, Missouri, to George Bogaski and Bernice Hussman. Robert died Friday, May 10, from injuries he sustained, with 30% of his body sustaining third-degree burns.

He is number four of his six siblings. Robert has one surviving sister, Carol Schone (Roger) of Houston, Texas. His brothers Donald, Jack, Bernard, and Richard preceded him in death. He married Carol D. Oster of St. Louis, on June 10, 1995, in New Bern, North Carolina. Previously married to Zara Gonzales Pollo of Mexico City and mother to his children.

He left St. Louis the day after he graduated from high school to enter the Air Force for four years. He started a career in computers and worked for Texas Instrument in several cities, then was self-employed, designing programs for the oil riggers of Oklahoma. Robert had a love for baking since childhood, so he changed careers in his mid-forties to make artisan breads – specializing in sourdough. You can enjoy Robert’s recipe still at the French Bakery in St. George. Tell Mitch you’re a friend of Robert.

He is survived by his six children: Robert Jr. (Annete), Zara, George, Anna Mongoli (Andre), Diana, and Carl (Carolyn). Blessed with 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday, May 14, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 881 S. River Road. Viewing will be from 2:00 to 3:45 pm and Services will follow in the Chapel. He will be flown to Albuquerque for Interment. The graveside service will be Friday, May 17, at the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity. Gratitude goes out to Toni and Alison of CNS Nursing, who took such wonderful care of Robert. Also, the University of Utah Burn Center Doctors and Staff.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454.

Family and friends are invited to sign Robert’s online guest book at


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110 S Bluff St
St. George, UT

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We love Robert and are very sad about his passing and the way it happened. He was so very kind and generous and helpful in any way. He helped Dick get his Ham radio license and taught him a lot about it. I love the "dough scraper" he made for us and so many people in our Mission in Nauvoo. We will see him soon in Heaven.

Richard and Marilynn Pixler , Gilbert, AZ, US May 16, 2024