Joseph P. Rogan, 88, of Florida and Laflin, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at home with his loving family and loving companion by his side. Family meant everything to Joseph. He was a beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Joseph was a true gentleman who will be missed by all.
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He was born in Bear Creek on Aug. 21, 1925, to Edward and Helen Kelly Rogan. He graduated from Coughlin High School and Wilkes College. In 1950, he married Helen P. Kelly. They were blessed with a joyful marriage and six children.
Joseph, along with his brother, Edward, established E.J. Rogan and Sons Inc., a mechanical contracting business.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; brothers, Edward and Paul; sisters, Dorothy Kittrick and Mae Slaton; and grandson, Joseph Rogan.
Joseph is survived by his loving companion, Cassie Jahn, and six children, Kathy and husband, Harry Donnini; Mary and husband, Jon Hurst; Joseph and wife, Theresa; Ann Rogan; Thomas Rogan and companion, Lyn Brezna; and Kelly Rogan. Grandchildren include Dylan and Sean Donnini; Jonathan, Katie and Kelly Hurst; Colleen Connor, Amy, Erin and Joseph Rogan; Kyle Zumchak; and Caitlin and Thomas Rogan. Joseph's great-grandchildren include Kyleigh and Jeremy Rice; Kaylee and Emma Connor; Celia and Sadie Balut; and Mabel Donnini. He is also survived by his brother, Patrick Rogan and wife, Joan; sisters, Ann Kline, Betsy Schwingen and Ell Hufnagel and husband, Jim; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, with Monsignor Neil Van Loon, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. John J. Ryan. Those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church.
Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corcoran Funeral Home Inc. 20 S. Main St., Plains Township.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Joseph P. Rogan Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o King's College, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.
Corcoran Funeral Home
20 S Main St Plains, PA 18705
Published in Citizens' Voice on July 24, 2014