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ONEONTA - Edward Paul "Papa" Hogan 83, passed away unexpectedly Aug 16, 2017.
A lifelong resident of Oneonta, he was born Feb. 15, 1934 to Raymond Francis and Madeline (Egglestine) Hogan of Oneonta.
He graduated from Oneonta High School where he sang in school musicals and state choir competitions.
He worked at the City Drug Store, where he met his future bride, Nancy (Southern). They were married on Sept. 11, 1960. After years in the men's department at Bresee's, he began his career of 27 years at SUNY Oneonta as a custodian.
He was a third degree member and treasurer of the Knights of Columbus for many years. He enjoyed calling and serving Texas Hots with Nancy on Bingo nights.
In 1972, he became Assistant Scout Master of Troop 111, sponsored by St. Mary's in Oneonta. A Boy Scout leader for 44 years he held positions with the troop, district, and council serving on several committees as a member and chairman. For more than 30 years, he was the camp commissioner at the council summer camp on Crumhorn Mountain. Upon nomination by the local council and with the approval of the National Court of Honor, he was honored for this distinguished service with the Silver Beaver Award. The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service.
He enjoyed crocheting and donating afghans, hats, scarves and mittens to Fox Hospital and Family Services Association for decades. Countless crochet hats were sported by Scout leaders at the winter camporee, a different color each year.
He enjoyed retirement and his grandchildren...always a fan at OHS football and baseball games. The team received crocheted hats and mittens for the cheerleaders too!
Ed volunteered with the Fox Hospital Auxiliary for more than 20 years.
He is survived by his wife of almost 57 years, Nancy; daughter, Linda (Scott) McAdams; son, Barry and his fiancee, Tracy Cates; granddaughter, Kayla (Adam) Bouton; grandson, Kasey; granddaughter, Elizabeth; great-granddaughter, Lily Bouton; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
 Ed is predeceased by his parents; sisters Cathrine, Mildred (Fred) Cannistra, Mary Agnes and Gertrude (Hogan) Crannell; brothers, Raymond Jr., James, and Joseph (Jean) Hogan.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta.
Due to the closure of Saint Mary's Catholic Church for renovations the Funeral Mass will be held at Saint James Episcopal Church, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23, with the Rev. David Mickiewicz officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you volunteer your time to one of Ed's passions or make a monetary donation to the Fox Hospital Auxiliary.
Condolences may be made by visiting www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Published on August 18, 2017
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