WILLIAM ALOYSIUS BROGAN Jr.

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William Aloysius Brogan, Jr., 75, passed away February 7, 2010, after a battle with Lung Cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family in his final days. Bill, known to some as "Butch", was born on June 6, 1934, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. At a young age, he and his family moved to Elizabeth, NJ. As an adult, he moved to Daytona Beach, FL. A combat wounded veteran of the Korean conflict, he enlisted in the Army at the age of 17 and served with the 224th Infantry Regiment and was awarded 2 Purple Hearts and 1 Bronze Star Medal. He was the post commander of the American Legion Post 248 (Colonia, NJ), Post 50 (Daytona Beach, FL), the American Legion Post 270 (Port Orange, FL), the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 84 (Daytona Beach), the Commander, and later Adjutant of the Military Order of the Purple Heart in Daytona Beach, FL. He owned several service stations in Florida and New Jersey, and was a mechanic for most of his life. He later found enjoyment working with drug dogs at K-9 security for Hank Nolin in Port Orange, FL. He lived his last few months with his daughter and son-in-law, Maggie and Ray Craddock, Jr., (FL). He is also survived by his wife Irene; son and daughter-in-law, James and Sarah Brogan (FL); daughters, Kate Brogan-Haas (OH), Mary and Paul O'Hayon-Ankney (PA), and Bianca and James Brogan-Yasika (FL); as well as Helene and Warren Nahulak (NJ); Walter and Vickey Kulaga (NJ); and Fred and Jacqui Kulaga (England); sisters, Mary Ann Doty (PA); Teresa Weiss (NJ); Judy and Ed Boone (NJ); Beth and Glenn Iverson (PA); Kate and Bob Fettweis (NJ); 11 grand-daughters; 7 grandsons; 9 great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:00am at Basilica of St. Paul's Catholic Church, 317 Mullally Street, Daytona Beach, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in his name to Disabled American Veterans, Humane Society and . Condolences are welcome and may be shared with the family online at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com

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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Feb. 10, 2010
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