Caroline Bogage Schlam (“Bubby”) of Ewing, died Wednesday, July 21, five days after a joyful celebration of her 97th birthday. Caroline was born and lived most of her life in Trenton. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Rebecca Bogage and sister of the late Benjamin Bogage (Esther) and Joseph Bogage (Shirley) of Maryland. She is predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Harry Schlam. Caroline graduated from Trenton HS and spent most of her life caring for her family and managing her husband’s electrical contracting business. She was a founding member of Congregation Beth El in Levittown, PA, a life member of Hadassah, sang in a number of choral groups including the Princeton Choir and Golden Slippers and was the first woman admitted to the Trenton Toastmaster’s Club. Sweet Caroline was a self proclaimed “party girl.” She never missed an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy life. More than anything, Caroline loved her family and was often referred to as “Bogage Central.” She was the linchpin of the family. “Super Bubby” as her great grandchildren called her, will be greatly missed by her children Estelle Sassaman, Mark Schlam, David Schlam (Debbie), Barbara Van Wagner (Bob), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the loving, extended Bogage family. Her contagious humor and great smile will also be missed by all her special friends and caregivers at Abrams Residence and beyond. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Knights of Pythias Cemetery on Pittman Avenue (1200 Cedar Lane for GPS) Hamilton Township on Friday, July 23 at 1pm. Shiva will be observed beginning Saturday evening via Zoom. Contact the family for more information. In lieu of flowers,contributions may be made to Abrams Residence@Greenwood House (50 Walter Street, Ewing, NJ 08628) or hadassah.org (Newtown, PA).
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