Richard Henry Bogard, age 92, passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Buehler Home in Peoria, where he was a resident. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria, 3000 W. Richwoods Blvd., where he was a member for nearly 60 years and served a term as president. 

Dick earned a B.S. degree in Pharmacy from the University of Michigan in 1950, where he was a member of the baseball team, Phi Delta Chi pharmacy fraternity and Theta Delta Chi social fraternity. As a senior, he pitched in two games on the Big Ten championship team. 

The Bogard Drug Store chain had been founded in 1928 by his father some fifteen months before the stock market crash. Dick retired in 1992 as the President and Chairman of the Board of Bogard Drug Stores, Inc., a chain of five stores. 

Dick was president of the Illinois Pharmacists Association and the Central Illinois Pharmacists Association. He was an active member of the National Association of Retail Druggists and the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP). Read his full obituary.