Obituaries: Hogan, Weaver, Terwillegar

Francis Hogan, 79, soils expert, Korean War vet

VALATIE—Francis J. “Ben” Hogan, 79, of Valatie, lost his long battle with leukemia, Thursday, August 11, 2011 at home with his loving family and friends.

Son of the late Francis and Kathleen Hogan, he was the beloved husband of Patricia A (O’Flaherty) Hogan, cherished father of Kathleen (Richard) Vonk, Bridget (Tony) Malanowski, Francis (Laurie) Hogan and James Hogan, and devoted grandfather of Nathaniel, Schuyler, Ariel, Megan, Anthony, Joseph, Liam and Sean.

 

He is also survived by his dear brothers and sisters, John Hogan, Michael Hogan, Patricia Hess, Betty Betz, Hannah McAndrews and Peggy Hanley. He was predeceased by his brother, Edward Hogan and sisters, Mary Yazejian and Catherine Burkhart. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and close friends, who meant the world to him.

Born in New York City, Mr. Hogan spent his early childhood living in both Ireland and New York, where he attended St. Augustine’s School.

At 17, he joined the US Navy. During his enlistment, he twice circumnavigated the globe, crossed the Equator and Arctic Circle, visited many ports of call and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1952. He earned a variety of service medals and the rating of damage controlman, second class (T) aboard the USS O’Hare and USS Jarvis. He then turned his skills and sense of adventure to core drilling and building infrastructure such as, bridges, road systems and railways in North America and developing countries in Africa. He was especially proud of his work in New York, his home state, which included the World Trade Center, the Empire State Plaza and the Green Island Bridge.

In 1974, Mr. Hogan left the private sector to work for the New York State Department of Transportation’s Soil Mechanics Bureau, where he retired as drill supervisor.

Recipient of the 1992 NYS Excellence in Engineering Award, he was considered a preeminent expert on New York State soils when he retired in 1995.

An avid sportsman, Mr. Hogan enjoyed hunting and fishing. He volunteered time to programs encouraging outdoor recreation and was a trivia wiz. He was a member of many service and social organizations, including: American Legion Valatie Post #47; Kinderhook Elks Lodge #2530; Boy Scouts of America, volunteer; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9593, life member; Tin Can Sailors-National Association of Destroyer Veterans; Men’s Club of Five Towns; Retired Public Employees Association; Kinderhook Sportsmen’s Club; Tri-Village Rod and Gun Club; the Saints Social Club and the ROMEOs.

His quick wit, easy smile and legendary handlebar mustache will be sorely missed by all those fortunate enough to have crossed his path.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in his name may be made to an organization of choice. Calling hours will be at Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, August 19. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church, Valatie, Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m.

Jerold Weaver, 72, accomplished cook, counselor

CHATHAM—Jerold V. Weaver, son of the late Francis A. Weaver, Sr. and Mary Louise (McCarthy) Weaver, died suddenly at his home on Washington Avenue.

He was born in the Rutland Hospital, October 25, 1938, when his family resided in Pittsford, VT.

Mr. Weaver graduated Chatham High School. He was employed as a mover for many years, having worked for Mabey, Vogel and Allied, to mention a few. He attended Berkshire Business College, where he took up hotel management and culinary arts. He did some catering and had become quite an accomplished cook. He worked for the Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth as a counselor and more recently was a bus driver for the Chatham School District.

Mr. Weaver loved “anything Vermont,” attending fairs, wandering country roads and playing “Father Christmas”.

He is survived by: three sisters, Dolores Sherman of Hudson, Terry Osburn of Hammondsport and Marcia Parlman of Chatham; three brothers, “Tony” Weaver of Ghent, John “Dick” Weaver of Chatham and Brian Weaver; a sister-in-law, Carol (Wolfgang) Weaver of Kinderhook; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a calling hour at the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home in Chatham, Tuesday, August 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. A religious service will follow at 7 p.m.

Contributions in Mr. Weaver’s name may be made to the Diabetes Association. For directions or to send an online condolence visit www.frenchblasl.com.

Robert Terwillegar, 76, worked in marketing and finance

RHINEBECK—Robert A. Terwillegar, 76, of Livingston died Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born May 15, 1935 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Arnold and Maude (Greene) Terwillegar.

A graduate of Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park, he served in the US Air Force from 1954 to 1959.  He received a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

He worked in marketing and finance for various corporations for more than 25 years.  In the 1980s, he served as an official at the Olympics at Lake Placid and was active in the luge championships. He had owned and operated the Woodshed Restaurant in Lake Placid and until his retirement, he was innkeeper of the Inn at Blue Stores in Livingston.

Surviving are: companion of 29 years and business partner, Linda Saulpaugh, his son, Matthew, grandson,  Zachary, granddaughter, Lucy, all of Park City, Utah; a daughter, Erica of New York City and former wife Andrea.

A celebration of his life will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday August 20, 2011 at 2323 Route 9, Livingston.

Memorial donations may be made to Pulmonary Rehab Care or Respiratory Services at Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 5002 Rhinebeck 12572.

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