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MOGER John STOP End of Fleet Street era as much-regarded Foreign Editor dies STOP John Moger remembered for socialist principles, intellect, avoidance of sleep, loyalty to family and friends - and dirty jokes STOP Combined lone-parenthood with toughest job in his beloved Street of Shame spanning more than 30 heyday years on Express, Mail and Times STOP Moger's premature decline after calamitous head-injury fall two years ago STOP Still attended reunions of Fleet Street's finest STOP Moger 87 leaves sweet-heart 2nd wife Chris, campaigner/journalist son Andrew, nursing daughter Jane and loving family
STOP Celebration follows STOP STORY ENDS
Published in The Times on Jan. 4, 2013.
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January 19, 2013
My dad was MY ROCK and my friend. He always gave me his love,support and strength throughout his life even when he lived great distances from me. I am so glad that i had the chance to get to know my dad more,care,love and nurse him in the last 3 years,as he always did for me.. I will miss you loads dad xxx
January 14, 2013
Thinking of you all at this sad time. Devonshire House is not the same without John there. He is sorely missed by all of us. A lovely man and a pleasure to have been able to care for him in his latter years. I miss the sound of your voice John, your laughter and your jokes.
Melanie Selway
January 10, 2013
We joined the Daily Express (with Eddie Laxton) on the same day in January 1960 - such a long time ago. We were always friends and sadly another top class journalist has gone. He was a fine chap and I shall miss seeing him at the Express Tuesdays.
David Thurlow
January 10, 2013
The last time I saw John was when he attended my late mothers 90th birthday with Chris just over ten years ago,arriving late and cursing a tractor that would not get out of the way
When visiting Uncle John ,whilst growing, up he would always take a step back and let his exuberant father,Grandmothers younger brother,take centre stage. From what has been written before it is easy to see that he inherited these traits to the full. He was indeed a great character. My deepest sympathies to Chris , Jane and Andrew,
Nigel Jackson
January 9, 2013
I have fond memories of dear John. so full of enthusiasm and what a lovely singing voice.Interested in everyone around him. My special memory is when he came to my dear Mother's 90th birthday party and sang to her, accompanied by my son on the piano. Now he can have a good chat to Pat and Winifred, and keep an eye on us all.
Barbara Foxon
January 8, 2013
Inevitably it is impossible to condense any life, full or cut-short, into a few succinct words. It is a job made even harder when trying to do justice to a man whose life was so full, whose heart was so large and whose presence touched so many people. My Grandad's life was, more often than not, self-told through colourful and vivid stories of his wartime voyages and Fleet Street adventures. A fantastic story teller and orator, his ability to capture an audience's imagination with the simplest yet most fascinating stories is my unerring memory - and an undoubted point of personal jealousy! When someone is so at ease with themselves, people are often comforted and supported simply by their presence; Grandad was no exception. With such mammoth hands attached to his somewhat ape-like limbs and a deep, luxurious laugh, his presence brought an air of security and comfort to those around him. Even in his last days, to clasp our plainly normal-sized hands into one of his ‘spades' allowed the family around him to feel protected at a time of such great loss.

For me, a person's life should be judged by the impact they make upon the people they leave behind. With that in mind, the touching tributes and memories recounted to me by those who spent as little as passing moments with him can leave me with only one conclusion:

Grandad John was a great man, who touched a great number of people, and who will be greatly missed.
Joshua Moger
January 7, 2013
Will always have happy memories of a very witty,clever and kind man.
leila alleway
January 4, 2013
So handsome!
Happy memories of my father-in-law:
Fun loving - always joking.
Jovial - loving a good laugh, happy times and company. Handsome - well he was a dashing man!
Story telling - especially of his war time antics in India. Time spent together - on his beloved boat and in Braunston, Eastbourne and Stoke-by-Clare. Sharing jokes with my Dad on my wedding day.
I know he will be deeply missed by me and all the Saini family, who had the good fortune to meet him and share in his lovely company.
Fond memories, love daughter-in-law Harpreet.
Harpreet Saini
January 4, 2013
My father's entry adjacent is - for the uninitiated - in the old style of a foreign correspondent despatch to recall the Fleet Street glory days.
That said, other comments can be in Moger house-style: fun, mischievous, pointed, thought-provoking...or tear-jerking.
Andrew Moger
January 4, 2013
I will treasure my fond memories of John, such a lovely gentle man. Thinking of the family at such a sad time.
Jan Alleway
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