Albert F. Hogle, Jr., 63, a longtime resident of Sarasota, formerly of Gulfport, MS died May 14, 2012. Memorial Services will be on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Robarts Arena located at 3000 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL followed by a 3:00 p.m. ceremony at the Sarasota National Cemetery located at 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Leslie; daughter, Sandy Hogle; mother, Norma Jean Hogle. Al was born in Gulfport, MS, July 21, 1948 to Albert and Norma Jean (Taylor) Hogle. Al and Leslie Stoudt were married September 28, 1991. He began his police career with two years of service to the Air Force, followed by 28 years of service as a police officer for the City of Sarasota. He was a Sarasota City Commissioner and also served as the City Mayor. He served as the Chief of Police for the City of Bradenton before becoming the Town of Longboat Key's Chief of Police. He was the District Board Director of the Florida Police Chief Association and active in the Kiwanis Clubs and Sahib Shrine. He loved running, bicycling and anything with wheels and an engine. Jimmy Hayes, CEO of Cox Communication, a volunteer with Angel Flight, brought Al back home to Sarasota. He is pre-deceased by his father, Albert, survived by his mother Norma Jean. He is survived by his three sisters Lorraine Hererra, Leslie Jones (DJ) and Lynn Carver (Ed). He is pre-deceased by father in law, Frank Stoudt, survived by Margaret Stoudt. He is survived by in- laws Carla Helm, Laurie Coletta, Frank A. Stoudt (Dawn), and Claudia Law. He has twelve nephews and nieces, Joseph, Richard, Dustin and Brett Stoudt, Heather Dunn, Michael (Lindsey) and Matthew Helm, Ryan Bouley, Jason Carver, Max Hererra and Eddie Vihlen. He has four great nieces/nephews: Elizabeth, Chase, Emily and Anthony. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Police Athletic League (www.sfapal.com), Meals on Wheels (www.mealsonwheels-sarasota.org), Shriner's Hospital (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org), All Faiths Food Bank (http://allfaithsfoodbank.org) and Angel Flight (www.angelflight.com). Arrangements by Toale Brothers Funeral Homes.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on May 20, 2012