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Robert Hogan '48

HOGAN, ROBERT J, 83, of Sugar Hill, NH formerly of Providence. RI. passed away peacefully on September- 23 at Lafayette Center in Franconia, N H.  Born in Lawrence, MA. He  graduated from the former Keith Academy in Lowell. MA in 1943 and served in the 10th Mountain Division of the US. Army during WWII. Following graduation from Amherst College in 1948, he moved to Providence. He attended RISD where he met his first wife the late Deborah Bolas Hogan with whom he founded Hogan & Bolos, Inc,  a hand crafted jewelry firm which he operated from the early 1950’s until retiring in 1992. As an avid skier, hiker, bird watcher and bicyclist, he was a long time member of the AMC, Audubon Society, Attleborro Ski Club, and the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen. H enjoyed travel, art and photography and spent many years restoring the colonial home in which he lived on Arnold Street on Providence’s East Side.Mr. Hogan is survived by his wife of 25 years, E. Charlotte Hogan of Sugar Hill, NH, and by his daughter Elizabeth A. Hogan of Warwick, Rhode Island.

- Published in The Providence Journal on 11/8/2008

ROBERT JOHN HOGAN ’48   - In Memory

Bob Hogan of Sugar Hill, N.H., formerly of Providence R.I., died on Sept. 23, 2008, at Lafayette Center in Franconia, N.H., at the age of 83.

Bob was born in Lawrence, Mass., on Oct. 17, 1924. He served in the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army during World War II. He graduated from Amherst, Class of 1948, where he was a member of Delta Upsilon and the Outing Club (Treasurer 3, 4) and majored in biology.

Bob and his first wife, the late Deborah Boles, founded Hogan & Boles, a handcrafted jewelry firm, which he operated from the early 1950s to his retirement in 1992. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying skiing, hiking, bird watching and bicycling. He belonged to the Audubon Society, Attleboro Ski Club and the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen.

Bob is survived by his wife of 25 years, E. Charlotte Hogan, and his daughter, Elizabeth A. Hogan.

He will be missed.     
 
—Adrien L. Ringuette ’48

 

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