Wilbur Clifton Hogan III

WILLIAMSBURG - Wilbur "Skip" Clifton Hogan III was called by the Lord on March 2, 2013. Skip, who was 83, was born on September 6, 1929, in New London, CT. He was the eldest son of the late Wilbur C. Hogan II and Leonore (Gagnon) Hogan. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Phyllis (Phid) Silva; and the mother of his children Fern I. (Copeland) Hogan. His survivors include his brother, Arthur (Pud) Hogan and wife Gloria; his brother-in-law Theodore Silva; his son Michael Kay and his wife Mary Patricia; his daughter Colleen Michelle Tatiana; three grandchildren; Stacey and husband Christian Felipe; Michael Hogan, and Sarah and her fiancé Paul Colon-Merlo; and three great-grandchildren Mckayla Carlene Hogan, Kekoa Antonio Felipe, Malia Levan Colon-Merlo and a dear friend Wanda Outten. He also leaves numerous nephews and three great-grandchildren, McKayla Hogan, Kekoa Felipe, Malia Colon-Merlo. Skip was known to be an avid flyer and boat enthusiast. He had a private pilot's license and loved to take people flying. Upon moving to Hampton Roads, he became involved in the Coast Guard auxiliary. He served as a Flotilla 6 Division Commander, wrote and taught many navigation courses, and served as an operations research project officer for the Coast Guard. For his work, he received the Coast Guard Auxiliary Meritorious Service Medal. Skip graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and later received a master degree in cost analysis from Syracuse University. He served a highly decorated 20-year career as an officer in the U.S. Army, which culminated in his attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was a veteran of the Korean War and two tours in Vietnam. His decorations included the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze star, Air Medals, just to name a few. Skip spent 18 years in the civil service culminating with him serving as Director of Cost Analysis at Fort Monroe, VA. A Visitation will be held Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 5-7 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. A mass of Christian burial will be offered at 2 PM on Friday, March 8, 2013 at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Coast Guard Foundation at www.coastguardfoundation.org. Online condolences may be made at www.nelsencares.com

Funeral Home

Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
3785 Strawberry Plains Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 565-1141

Published in Daily Press on Mar. 5, 2013