William E. “Bill” Hogan, 96 of Oswego passed away on Nov. 1, 2018 at St. Luke’s Health Care Facility.
Born on Christmas Day, he was the son of the late William and Margaret (McCormack) Hogan of the O’Connor Road in Scriba, New York.
He graduated from Oswego High School and retired as foreman from the Armstrong Cork Co. in 1985. He worked for many years at the Oswego Speedway at the concession stand, and he was a lifelong blood donor to the American Red Cross.
Mr. Hogan was a member of St. Paul’s parish and served as Eucharistic minister for many years.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a corporal, C Battery, 369th anti-aircraft artillery automatic weapons battalion. He was wounded in action on Dec. 16, 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge and was a Purple Heart recipient. Mr. Hogan participated in the liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp and remained lifelong friends with a young Holocaust survivor.
He was extremely proud of his Irish heritage and was a dedicated Yankees and SU basketball fan. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and gardener and was well known for his raspberry stand.
Mr. Hogan is survived by his wife of 71 years, Helen Jeanette (Lacey), and his four children, William (Constance) Hogan of Florida, Richard (Debra) Hogan of Oswego, Anne (Dr. Robert) Morgan of Oswego, and Martin Hogan of Denmark.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, Eppie Hogan (Chris Ash) of Colorado, Nathan (Heidi) Hogan of Connecticut, Matthew (Ellen) Hogan of Minetto, Adam Hogan of Syracuse, Robert (Jessica) Morgan of South Carolina, Garrett (Alicia) Morgan of Canada, Lacey (Douglas) Weller of Albany, and Colin Morgan of Tennessee and his great-grandchildren Cade Havel of Alaska, and Sloan Hogan of Connecticut, along with several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Hogan was predeceased by his siblings, Mary Searles, Kay Allen, Robert Hogan, Ellen Raby and Judy Spencer.
Thank you to his caregivers Laurie, Val, Sandy, Katie, Barb, and Gail for all their kindness, compassion and love. Also thank you to the staff and caregivers at St. Luke’s for their care and support.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Church, Oswego, New York.
Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego.
Calling hours are 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, 112 E. Second St., Oswego.
Donations may be made to the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum, PO Box 846, Oswego, NY 13126 or online at safehavenmuseum.com.