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William F. "Bill" Hogan


1921 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
William F. "Bill" Hogan Obituary
William "Bill" F. Hogan Was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 18, 1921. Bill attended Public School 1 (PS1) on Long Island where he graduated Salutatorian of his high school class. As a young man, he went to the Cooper Union Art Institute in New York City where he received a full scholarship and graduated from New York University with a Bachelors degree in Marketing in 1952. During WWII, Bill was drafted into the Army. Because of his artistic skills, Bill served as a cartographer drawing maps in the Pacific Theatre. After the war Bill returned and married Vera Martha Damento, his long time sweetheart. They were married for over 50 years. They moved to Tucson with Vera's family. When they first arrived in Tucson, Broadway was a dirt road. They started their own family and had four children, Billy, Tom, Chris and Jessica. Bill was a Police Officer on the Tucson Police Department. Two years into the job, he was shot in the chest. He survived the shooting serving 22 years retiring with the rank of Sergeant working in administration. He served for a time as Police Chief in South Tucson. After retirement, Bill organized monthly police luncheons for the retirees. On January 26, 2013, The Tucson Police Foundation honored Bill and he received an Unsung Heroes award for his work with the retirees. His tribute said: "We hold Sergeant Bill Hogan in very high regard!" A lifelong Historian Bill researched Arizona Sheriffs. Over the years the Journal of Arizona History published four of his articles. Bill was recognized as a contributing source in many books on this topic. He was a lifelong member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Fraternal Order of Police. His two favorite places to meet with his friends were the Arizona Inn and the Doubletree Hotel. Bill is survived by his four children, Billy (Laura), Tom (Emma), Chris, Jessica (Clark) and seven grandchildren, Michael, Bruce, Jonathan, Azahara, Natalie , Annie and Jackie. Visitation from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd., Thursday, April 3, 2014. Mass will be offered at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 300 S. Tucson Blvd., Friday, April 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Apr. 2, 2014
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