Richard Wayne Hogan
1944 - 2020
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RICHARD WAYNE HOGAN 75, of NEPTUNE passed away Monday evening, May 18th at Bayshore Hospital, Holmdel of complications from COVID-19. "Dick" was a lifelong resident of Neptune Township, a highly respected Ocean Grove Main Avenue attorney and leader of numerous community and charity organizations.

Born at Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Neptune during the Second World War on October 20, 1944, he was the son of William C. Hogan, Sr. and Myrtle Louise Gatewood Hogan. Dick grew up working in his parents' restaurants and Ocean Grove South End concessions and graduated from Neptune Sr. High School with the class of 1963. Dick was a 1967 graduate of Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, where he met the love of his life and wife of 52 years, the former Erika Blome of Neptune High School class of 1964. Dick graduated with a JD from Stetson University Law School in 1970 before launching his long legal career in Asbury Park, later moving to the Ocean Grove Main Avenue location in 1981.

Dick had served as the President of the Shore Area YMCA in the 1980's, was a member of the Lions Club, a member of the vestry at Trinity Episcopal Church, Asbury Park, a former board member of Jersey Shore Medical Center, Monmouth County Blood Bank President, served as President of the Monmouth Park Charity Fund, and also provided aide and pro-bono legal assistance to those in need throughout the Shore community and beyond.

Dick's parents as well as his older brother William C Hogan, Jr. predeceased him. Surviving are his wife Erika; his sister, Patricia Hogan-Fisher; his three sons: Richard Ashley Hogan and his wife Yumeng of Belmont, California; Jeffrey Brett Hogan and his wife Nicole of North Richland Hills, Texas and Kelly Wade Hogan and his fiancée Christine Sousa and her daughter Angela Sousa of Neptune. Dick had five grandchildren, Mia Louise, Hana Mei and Kayla Ashley Hogan of Belmont, California and Tyler Jeffrey and Austin Nicholas Hogan of North Richland Hills, Texas. Dick also leaves behind many beloved nephews, nieces and cousins.

Due to COVID-19, no public in-person service will be held and a private Zoom memorial is to be scheduled with family and friends. Internment will be at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. In lieu of any flowers, please consider a donation to the Richard W Hogan Ocean Grove Memorial Bench Fund at gf.me/u/x3ccvv or the Asbury Park Dinner Table COVID-19 food security fund at www.monmouthresourcenet.org/search/asbury-park-dinner-table. Services are under the direction of Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home in Neptune, NJ.




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Published in Asbury Park Press from May 22 to May 24, 2020.
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May 28, 2020
Richard was such a Charitable person with his legal advise. I remember many times he would give my Aunt Millie legal advice when she had questions about the Monmouth County Blind Association. I personally became a blood bank gallon club member only because he was on the Board of Directors. These type of all around lawyers, Charitable to their causes and patrons are one in a million. Richard as Gov. Murphey said on 5/28/2020 will be truly missed by all who knew him.
Kevin J. Devine
Friend
May 28, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Hogan family. I have been Richard's accountant for over 25 years and I came to view him more as a friend than as a client. He was kind, smart, funny - a real mensch and I will miss him
Richard Abrams
Friend
May 28, 2020
Richard was my attorney. I have always been so thankful for the help he gave me. I am so sorry for your loss.
Judy Norton
Friend
May 27, 2020
Today, May 27th, a memorial, adjusted to comply with the C-19 restrictions is taking place as I write. I am a thousand miles away, keeping up by technology and appreciatiing the efforts of those I know about - Ashley, Patricia and Amanda to keep me in the moment.
As the bookends for family memories shift, I am mindful of each of you, and grateful for Ashley's caring foresight to record our history.
Jacques Brel's lyrics replaced the traditional hymns that would ordinarily come to my mind. ' We had fun, we had love, we had seasons in the sun... spring is in the air, it is time to say goodbye. My dear cousin, you will live forever in my heart. - Shirley Jean
Shirley Gatewood Quaintance
Family
May 27, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Hogan family. Dick was a warm and friendly person. I am sorry to hear of his passing.
david Giotta
Friend
May 27, 2020
As a member of the Planning and Zoning boards in Neptune I had the opportunity to experience Dick's fine work as an attorney. When meeting him away from meetings he was always warm and friendly.
David Giotta
Friend
May 26, 2020
Erika and family, I want to add my condolences. Dick was a gentleman and a professional; a pleasure to work with no matter what we were discussing. Take care and know that he is missed.
RANDY BISHOP
May 25, 2020
Patty,
It was with great sadness to hear of Dick's death. Know that you are in my deepest thoughts at this difficult time.
Patricia O'Brien Armstrong
Classmate
May 25, 2020
Erika and family,
It it with great sadness to learn of Dick's death. You and your family are in my deepest thoughts at this very difficult time. May his memory be for a blessing.
Patricia O'Brien Armstrong, Sarasota, Fl
Classmate
May 24, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Hogan family. The Hogans have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Tons of great memories with all of the family. I am truly saddened by his passing.
Mr. Hogan was also a legal representative for my grandfathers estate. I appreciate everything that he ever did for my family.
Mrs Hogan, Kelly, Jeff and Ashley my heart is truly saddened for your loss.
Mark LaCasse ( Kroft )
Friend
May 24, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Hogan family. The Hogans have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Tons of great memories with all of the family. I am truly saddened by his passing.
Mr. Hogan was also a legal representative for my grandfathers estate. I appreciate everything that he ever did for my family.
Mrs Hogan, Kelly, Jeff and Ashley my heart is truly saddened for your loss.
Mark LaCasse ( Kroft )
Friend
May 24, 2020
Rest in peace my friend and fellow classmate; My condolences to his family.
Geri (Coleman) Della Pietro
Classmate
May 24, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us somehow to get through. Dick, was a classmate of mine and remained a friend throughout all these years; rest in peace my friend. Special condolences to his family.
Geri (Coleman) Della Pietro
Classmate
May 24, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hogan family. Dick was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed. He always went out of his way to help people. He even wrote a recommendation for me when I applied to go to the Wagner College Bregenz campus overseas with Jeff. I have great memories of visits to us at Wagner College. Much love to you all. -Bill Hundemann
Bill Hundemann
Friend
May 24, 2020
I was 24 years old when I met Richard - I was just beginning my real estate career. He was my friend ever since. He was a kind man who helped many people. I will miss him.
Kathleen Cowling
Friend
May 24, 2020
Im saddened to hear of Dicks passing. He was very helpful and generous with my family in times of need. He was definitely one of the good guys! God bless his family during their time of grief.
Paul Hvidding
Friend
May 24, 2020
Dick, was a kind, sweet, and caring person, and a wonderful lawyer. He will be missed by many. RIP, Dick
Judy Parmentier
Friend
May 24, 2020
Dear Pat,
So sorry to read about the passing of your brother. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time as He is with Richard.
Dana Mansfield
May 24, 2020
Condolences to the Hogan family on the loss of Mr. Hogan. I was lucky to have him as my attorney...I could always count on his expertise & empathy!! He will be missed by many
pat mcdonald
Acquaintance
May 23, 2020
Mr. Hogan represented my Dad who was in early stages of dementia. He was compassionate, patient and kind to my father and straightforward with me; I trusted him. Ashley, I'm so sorry. I wish Peace upon your family.
Nicole Evans
Acquaintance
May 23, 2020
Dick was a great Ocean Grove long time friend. I would see Dick walking down Main Ave to buy a APPress go to Howard Smith's Hardware store we would chat I worked at The Loft
In O G. We always found time
To chat. Our 1963 class reunions were fond memories.
So sad to hear bout his passing
But know God took him in his arms n he is with loved ones.
Bette Sue Ward Solakian
Friend
May 23, 2020
A long time and loved friend to whom we say good night, Dick
Mick and Betty Schell
May 23, 2020
Patricia, so sorry to hear, thinking about you, Ralph H.
Ralph Hoffman
Friend
May 23, 2020
The late Mr. Ermon K. Jones considered Richard a good friend with a healthy respect & admiration for each other ! They shared many mutual topics with each other over the years, as well as some under advisement. I, too, remember Richard as a gentleman. I am also a graduate of Neptune High School, Class of 1970 . He will be sorely missed ... may he nowcrest in everlasting peace
Gail L. Oliver
Acquaintance
May 23, 2020
Dick was a total professional and complete gentleman. And an OG institution. May he Rest In Peace.
Bill Clarke
May 23, 2020
Dick was a good neighbor and attorney.
Carol Youngblood Prorok
Neighbor
May 23, 2020
My sincere sympathy to his loved ones.
Karen Nordensvan
Friend
May 23, 2020
Dick was our attorney when we bought our home in Ocean Grove. He was a very friendly and kind man. Im very sorry to hear of his passing. My husband is in the nursing facility attached to the hospital where Dick passed. So sad. RIP
Bobby and Donna Vartanian
Friend
May 22, 2020
Our heartfelt condolences to the Hogan family. Richard was as my father, George, would say 'A Gentleman and A Scholar. We will miss his friendship and stories. He could make a visit into the Office into an hour of laughter and some business. He definitely was an old school lawyer. He will be missed by the Skokos family. May Richard Rest in Peace.
Susan and Andy Skokos
Friend
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