Narragansett, R.I. - Martin H. Rogan, 81, of Fort Myers, Fla. and Narragansett, R.I., passed away Saturday, March 19, 2012.
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He was born in New Jersey to Jacob and Elizabeth Rogan. Martin graduated from New York University in 1952 and entered the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant. On June 15, 1952, he married the love of his life, Betty (Schatz). They had been married for 59 years. While serving in the U.S. Army, Martin spent several years on active duty during the Korean War. Upon discharge, he served in the Connecticut National Guard for 12 years and retired as a major. He received advanced degrees from the University of Connecticut and taught for many years in the Lyme and East Lyme schools before joining the faculty at Eastern Connecticut State University.
In 1975, he joined the staff of the Connecticut Real Estate Commission as an examiner and frequently taught real estate licensing classes at the University of Connecticut. He retired from State service in 1988 to his home in Bozrah, where he was active in local politics and served for several years as chairman of the Board of Finance. He was a member of the Cape Coral Elks, The Westerly Yacht Club, The Jewish War Veterans of Rhode Island and Temple Beth David in Narragansett. He summered in Narragansett, R.I. and in 2000 established his residency in Fort Myers, Fla.
In addition to his wife Betty, he is survived by his son, Dennis of Bozrah and wife, Susan; daughter, Cindy of Narragansett; and son, Mark of Willimantic; also granddaughter, Elena Rogan Aleskiewicz of Bozrah.
He was predeceased by his youngest son, Jack.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Temple Beth David, 102 Kingstown Road, Narragansett, R.I.
To leave an online condolence for Martin's family, please visit his memorial at www.churchandallen.com
Memorial donations in Martin Rogan's memory may be made to a
The Church and Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St., Norwich, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in The Day on May 27, 2012