11 23 2014
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The Skanner's longtime jazz columnist Dick Bogle has died. He was 79.
He died Thursday morning at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital of congestive heart failure according to his wife, Nola Bogle of 33 years.
Bogle led a diverse life beyond his love of jazz – which he spent in his later years as a reviewer of albums and on-air personality at KMHD 89.1 FM.
Bogle was also a politician, a police officer and a television news reporter. He was the second African American to serve on Portland's city council, a police officer for the city for eight years and the first Black reporter for KATU News.
Until this fall, when a medical condition caused him to curtail his activities, he volunteered for the Portland Police Bureau's Cold Case Homicide Unit, helping to solve some of the city's older, unsolved murders.
Bogle served on Portland City Council from 1984 to 1992, when an electoral loss left him to pursue his other interests – mainly jazz and photography. In addition to providing The Skanner's readers with thousands of reviews on the newest and best jazz recordings, he was the Oregon correspondent for Down Beat Magazine and other publications.
He was a member of a family that has a long history in Oregon. His ancestors, Richard and America Bogle settled in the Walla Walla, Wa. area in the mid-1800s to sprout a line that would include a number of successful community and business leaders.
He is survived by his wife, Nola; son Richard H. 'Buddy' Bogle of Mt. Vernon, Wa.; four daughters, Richelle Lewellyn of Los Angeles, Renita Byrd of Decatur, Ga., Ericka Turay of Beaverton and Tiffany Peaks of Palmer, Ala.
According to reports in the Oregonian, there will be a celebration of life scheduled in March.
Access Dick Bogle's jazz reviews at www.dickbogle.com.
He will be missed.

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