Modell Pyle Hogan
Modell Pyle Hogan, of Lincroft, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 11, 2013. She was 86 years old.
A native Texan, Modell's bold character was true to her home state. It was there she met her loving husband of 55, A. Keith Hogan Sr., who preceded her in death. Together, they had four children, who with their spouses survive her, Jean Thompson (Bill), Shirley Shelly (Ken), Keith Hogan Jr. (Mary), and Deborah Owens (David).
Modell's family was her bedrock. In addition to her children, Modell is survived by her sister, Meda Riley, and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, who loved their "Nana" with all their heart. She was known for telling stories, weaving all her family into a narrative full of love and good things. She often ended visits with her favorite affirmation: "I have the greatest family in the world."
Her spirit will live on with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who will achingly miss her easy laugh and beautiful smile.
The family gathered for a private service and burial Wednesday, April 17 at John E. Day Funeral Home in Red Bank. Chaplain Joseph DeAngelo presided. Memorials may be sent to Embracing Hospice Care of NJ, 2101 Rt. 34 South, Suite B, Wall, NJ 07719.