302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

John Hogan

John “Jack” Thomas Hogan, age 90, passed away at his home in Woodbrook on August 25, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

John was born in Troy, NY, the son of the late Joseph and Miriam Hogan. He graduated from Siena College, where he excelled at basketball and was a member of the 1950 National Catholic Invitation Tournament championship team. He moved to Wilmington, DE in 1960 and spent 27 years in Management Information Systems (MIS) at Atlas Chemical, ICI Chemicals, and Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. He was avid fan of college basketball and horse racing, and a long-time active golfing member of the Wilmington Country Club.

He is predeceased by his wife Irene of 45 years, as well as his sister Ann Metzger and his brother Joseph. He is survived by two daughters, Colleen Ann McKibbin (John) of Davidson, NC and Nancy Marie Clee (James) of Orefield, PA, three sons, John Patrick (Pamela) of Melbourne Beach, FL, Kevin Matthew (Jeanette) of Sinking Spring, PA and Brian Joseph (Janice) of Swarthmore, PA, thirteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, as well as sisters Miriam Ostwald of Saratoga Springs, NY, Cathy Little of Raleigh, NC and brothers Frank of Glenmont, NY and William of Glenmont, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Saturday August 29, 2020 at St Mary Magdalen Church, 7 Sharpley Road. The link to follow along with the service is https://www.twitch.tv/jack_hogan_funeral. At this time, the church is following current Covid-19 guidelines and limitations. Burial will follow at St Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to Ministry of Caring, Emmanuel Dining Room at 121 N Jackson St, Wilmington, DE 19805.

Funeral Services

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Saturday August 29, 2020 at St Mary Magdalen Church, 7 Sharpley Road. The link to follow along with the service is https://www.twitch.tv/jack_hogan_funeral. At this time, the church is following current Covid-19 guidelines and limitations. Burial will follow at St Joseph’s on the Brandywine Cemetery.


    Gayle Dillman writes,
    So very saddened to hear about Jack's passing. He was the best neighbor and friend. I am so very happy that I got to know him over the years. He will be missed.
    08/27/2020 10:14 pm
    Pete Fitzpatrick writes,
    Jack was one of nicest people I ever met. He will be missed at WCC! Rest In Peace my friend.
    08/28/2020 07:46 am
    Elizabeth McCarthy Biden writes,
    Hello, I am so sorry to hear that your dad passed away. I and my siblings have many happy memories of growing up with all of you in Radnor Green. I always remember the time our moms were in New York on a trip with St. Edmond's and a barrette cut Colleen's head. Your dad hated the sight of blood and the other dads rallied around to help him. Then there was the time your dad organized a trip to a horse track in New York for my dad and Mr. Leek. They had a great time. Your dad also chipped in and helped spread the cement when my parents put in a patio. In later years, I had the pleasure of working for your dad at ICI. He insisted I call him Jack and I said "oh no, you'll always be Mr. Hogan to me." I could go on but I hope you get of what a part of our lives your dad and family were in our childhood. Your dad was such a fine man. He was so kind to us as children and that extended into later years. Your dad went out of his way to attend the funerals for both our parents. It was such a surprise to see him there and it meant so much to all of us. On behalf of all the McCarthy children, please accept our sincere condolences. May the many happy memories you all have and share during this time help you. Sincerely, Elizabeth McCarthy Biden
    08/28/2020 09:18 am
    Stephanie Monaco writes,
    May God bless your dad's soul as he journeys home. And may God’s love comfort and bless you and comfort you and your family.
    08/28/2020 09:53 am
    Jack Curry lit a candle and writes,
    I am very sorry to learn of Jack’s passing. He was one of Siena’s finest players and a great friend who brightened many get-togethers over the years. My condolences to his wonderful family. May he Rest In Peace.
    08/28/2020 10:32 am
    Ted Jackson writes,
    Our thoughts are with you John. Fond memories of your Father indeed. Rest in Peace, Mr Hogan.
    08/28/2020 11:20 am
    Cynthia Hobbs writes,
    John and Pam, our thoughts are with you during this time. Although we never met your dad it sounds like he was well thought of and much loved. Just think of him as sailing away across the horizon. As those left behind are saying “there he goes...” others who have gone before are excitedly saying “here he comes!” And you’ll all be together in the end. Hugs, Cynthia and Randy Hobbs
    08/28/2020 11:43 am
    Mary Ayotte writes,
    I have cherished memories of Jack as well as all the Hogan family! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy Love, Mary Palladino Ayotte
    08/28/2020 11:58 am
    Pamela Munch lit a candle and writes,
    So sorry for the loss of your Dad. I only meant him once but I thought very highly of him. Such a gentleman! May he Rest In Peace 🙏
    08/28/2020 12:39 pm
    Elena Circelli lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Nancy I did not know your father and I am so sorry for your loss, my condolences to you and your family. He will always be part of you and your memories. May he Rest in Peace, and take comfort in knowing "HE IS ON HIS WAY HOME. God Bless You, Elena and Felicia
    08/28/2020 12:44 pm
    Din Cahill writes,
    To the family of Jack Hogan: I met your dad and grandfather when I was playing at Siena for Bill Kirsch. He was a tremendous man and carried himself with great class and dignity. He treated everyone he met Like they were his friend. God bless him. Din and Carol Cahill.
    08/28/2020 12:51 pm
    Trish McLaughlin Aitken writes,
    Dear Hogan Family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Your dad was truly a class act in every way.... A wonderful and kind man! I am so glad that our paths crossed on this earthly journey.
    08/28/2020 02:29 pm
    Steve Walczak writes,
    Jack was an inspiration through his energetic and joyful living of life. We will miss you. Peace my friend.
    08/28/2020 02:35 pm
    Bill Liberty writes,
    A great athlete, a great guy and a friend, may you rest in peace.
    08/28/2020 03:31 pm
    Jack & Angela Culpepper writes,
    John, We wanted to extend our condolences for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.
    08/28/2020 11:56 pm
    Donna Williams Stocke writes,
    John, I’m sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. I have many wonderful memories of your dad being so kind and friendly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    08/29/2020 09:13 am
    Chic and Ed O’Haire writes,
    We are saddened to read of Jack’s death, but happy to have had the privilege of knowing him and sharing many lovely and fun times with him in Troy, Saratoga, and even a trip to Ireland. Jack was such a wonderful gentleman and true friend, who returned to Troy many times over the years to keep up old friendships. Ed and I were blessed with Jack’s friendship over our lifetime. We send our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the entire Hogan family. God bless you during this difficult time and may you take comfort knowing that your father is now reunited with his dear Irene and they both now rest in God’s immense love. Chic & Ed O’Haire
    08/29/2020 11:26 am
    Jack Mulvey lit a candle and writes,
    The world is a lessor place. Jack was one of those people who always made life seem a nicer, happier, better place. I will miss his brilliant smile and his contagious laugh. My condolences to the entire Hogan family.
    08/29/2020 12:31 pm
    Sharon Meckelnburg Struthers writes,
    John So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.
    08/29/2020 01:46 pm
    Susan DeGrazia lit a candle and writes,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember visiting you when we were all much younger and meeting up at Grandma’s. Sending all my love and prayers at this difficult time. ❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️ Love Susan
    08/29/2020 04:00 pm

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