Born December 19, 1934 in Amsterdam, NY; died April 5, 2016 in Seattle, WA. Survived by his daughter, Polly Hogan and son, Scott Hogan; sister-in-law, Cindy Strand; and extended family in the New York and Boston areas. Constance, his wife of 46 years, passed away in 2008.
Richard Hogan hailed from Amsterdam, New York. As a teenager, by the good grace of an Amsterdam business man, he headed to Andover Prep in Massachusetts. He then earned an engineering degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where he also played lacrosse and hockey, as one of the school’s early “Skating Engineers.” Afterwards, he had brief stints with the New York Giants football team, and the U.S. Marine Corp. He then headed to Stanford University for graduate school and to be assistant football coach, eventually heading to Seattle in 1960 to work for Boeing. He loved Seattle and resided here in Magnolia thereafter.
Richard was a fair and kind man who had great compassion for children and animals, and a sense of awe for nature, as well as love for history, science and current issues. He was very active as a coach for many children’s sports teams in Magnolia in the 1970’s. He loved travelling to France with his wife, and frequenting Pike Place Market and Discovery Park. He thoroughly enjoyed good conversation with friends over coffee in Magnolia village, the Wharf and Café Appassionato at Fisherman’s Terminal.
His last words were “I want to go home.” Dad, we hope you enjoy returning home.
Remembrances may be made to Pasado Safe Haven, a refuge for neglected animals: www.PasadoSafeHaven.org. Guest book at www.HarveyFuneral.com.