Edwin R. Hogan

January 31, 1929 ~ April 1, 2018 (age 89)
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Edwin R. Hogan, 89 of West Newton, died Sunday, April 1, 2018.  He was born January 31, 1929 in Sutersville, a son of the late David and Mary (Blobner) Hogan.  Ed was a 1947 graduate of West Newton High School and a 1951 graduate of Slippery Rock State College.  He was a four year Navy veteran aboard the carrier USS Wright.  After leaving the Navy he taught physical education and health at Rostraver High School from 1955 to 1962 and served as the head football coach from 1957 to 1962.  His 1962 team was co-champions of the WPIAL Class A Title with an undefeated record.  He continued his teaching and coaching career at Mt. Pleasant High School from 1964 to 1966.  While at Mt. Pleasant High School he was one of the founding fathers of the Mt. Pleasant Youth Football league, which is still in existence today.  In 1966 Ed went to work for the Jones Brewing Co. and was named President in 1986.  He was also a managing partner with the McClure-Johnston Co. in Braddock.  Ed served on numerous boards, including the Board of Trustees of Westmoreland County Community College for 23 years, where he also served as board chairman, and in 2006 he was given the honor of Trustee Emeritus.  He also served on the boards of the Westmoreland County Community College Foundation, Yough High School, where he also served as board president, Jeannette Hospital, Westmoreland County AAA, and West Newton Recreation Board.  Ed was also a member of VFW Post 7812, West Newton, where he had been Jr. Vice Commander, American Legion Post 401, West Newton, the Westmoreland County Coaches Association, and Holy Family Church, West Newton, and it’s Holy Name Society.  In 2000 he was elected into the Belle Vernon High School Hall of Fame.  Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Priscilla (King) Hogan; sons, Timothy (Kathleen) Hogan and Michael (Roberta) Hogan, both of Greensburg; a daughter-in-law, Marianne Hogan of Smithton; seven grandchildren, Julie (Michael) Zappone, Emily (Gregory) Erceg, Rory (Laura) Hogan, and Caitlyn, Brenna, Jennifer, and Matthew Hogan; seven great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Edwin P. Hogan DMD, on March 17, 2018; and 12 brothers and sisters.  The family would like to thank Erik and Susan Berggren, Shirley Budd and the Heartland Hospice workers Melanie and Lori for the excellent care they gave to Ed.  Friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8 pm Tuesday at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, 901 Vine St. West Newton.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Wednesday in Holy Family Church.  Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery.  Condolences may be left at

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