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Thomas J. Hogan

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Thomas J. Hogan

AGE: 46 • Wilmington

Thomas Joseph Hogan, age 46, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, July 17, 2017 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Tom was the youngest son of Robert and Joan Hogan of Wilmington, Delaware. In addition to his parents, Tom is survived by his three brothers; Mike (Sherry), Bob (Sue), and Dan (Sue) and his nephews and niece; Kyle, Cole, Matt, Shane, Ellie and Will, to whom he was a devoted uncle.

Tom is an alumnus of the Alexis I. duPont High School class of 1988 and graduated from the University of Delaware in 1992, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in History. He continued his post-graduate work at Wilmington University where he earned a Master's Degree.

Tom (Mr. Hogan) was a dedicated and beloved faculty member of A.I. duPont High School for 18 years. He taught history and social studies, serving as the department chair, and coached football, wrestling and softball. Tom's charismatic nature and obvious passion for his work is evidenced by the exceptional connections he made with his students and athletes. In 2012 he was humbled and honored to be named A.I. Teacher of the Year. He was also selected to be an honorary coach at the Delaware Blue Gold All-Star football game.

Throughout his battle with cancer Tom served as an advocate for many other patients and their families. He was a committee member, mentor and frequent speaker with The Helen Graham Center and was a keynote presenter at the For Pete's Sake annual Gala in 2012.

Outside of teaching and coaching, Tom was happiest when surrounded by his family and friends. Whether he was competing in a game of backyard wiffle ball, performing with his band, Walt's Fault, or simply entertaining the crowd with his encyclopedic knowledge of cinema and music, Tom's enthusiastic spirit was infectious, and he will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Family and friends are invited to join Tom's colleagues and students as we celebrate his life at A.I. duPont High School on Saturday, July 22 at 4:00PM. The celebration is open to everyone who was impacted by Tom's life.

A visitation will be held at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Sunday, July 23 from 2:00-5:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707 on Monday, July 24 at 11:00AM. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Thomas J. Hogan may be made to The Alexis I. duPont High School, 50 Hillside Rd., Greenville, DE 19807 or The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, 4701 Ogletown Stanton Rd., Newark, DE 19713.

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Published in The News Journal from July 21 to July 23, 2017
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