John H. Hogan
June 28, 1950 - Dec. 28, 2021
John was born in Ionia, Mich., to Joseph and Alma Hogan. One of 11 Hogan siblings, John was set apart early when he contracted polio, just before the vaccine became available. This experience shaped his compassion and professional interests. He attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he received a bachelor's degree in Business. While in College, he met Deborah Allen, whom he married in 1974.
John moved to Fort Collins, Colo., where he received his master's degree from Colorado State University. His son, J. Mackenzie Hogan, was born in Fort Collins in 1982 and John settled in Corvallis, Ore., soon thereafter. There was never a more perfect match than John and Corvallis. He may have been a Michigan boy by birth, but his heart belonged to Corvallis.
John worked in nonprofit healthcare administration for many years, running facilities in Mt. Angel, Portland, Lake Oswego, and Corvallis. He has been recognized numerous times throughout his career for his work in long term care, including most recently with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards' 2020 Randy Lindner Distinguished Leadership Award. He also found time to teach at Oregon State University for 20+ years, leaving his mark on many. John is remembered as someone who was willing to do anything in his power to help a friend, student, or co-worker.
A strong believer in community service, for 21 years John hosted the Hogan Invitational Golf Tournament at Golf City in Corvallis, an event which raised funds for the Linn Benton Food Share.
Upon John's retirement in 2012, he moved to McMinnville, Ore., where he spent his remaining years enjoying visits with his granddaughters and watching his beloved Beavers play.
John passed away peacefully following multiple months of declining health. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Alma; and his older sister, Joann Dickerson. He is survived by his son, Mackenzie; his daughter-in-law, Emily; two granddaughters, Riley and Quinn; his siblings, Helen Adams, Mary Platte, Douglas Hogan, Roger Hogan, Michael Hogan, Russell Hogan, Patrick Hogan, Ruth Critchlow, and Debra Hogan; numerous nieces and nephews; his godson, Gerard Adams; and his goddaughter, Kelley O'Toole. He will be missed.
A memorial will be held in Corvallis later this spring. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, gifts be sent to the OSU Foundation, 4238 S.W. Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333. Donations also may be made online at osufoundation.org
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Published by The Oregonian from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2022.