James Edward Hogan

April 18, 1925July 17, 2013
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Hogan, James E. died Wednesday July 17, 2013. Born April 18, 1925 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Joseph and Cora Depew Hogan and is preceded in death by his brothers, William, Joseph, and Thomas and nephew, James. Jim was a graduate of St. Joseph University in Philadelphia and an Army veteran who served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. For 37 years, he was in management at the United Parcel Service (UPS) in Pennsylvania and Texas. In his 29 years of retirement, Jim enjoyed gardening, traveling, reading, supporting favorite charities, and spending time with family and friends. He was an active member of St. Mark the Evangelist Church in Plano, Texas; the Serra Club; and the Catholic Foundation.

Jim was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Catherine née Dougherty, six daughters, eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren: Barbara Hogan-Zarro and husband Vincent; Patricia Franklin, husband Thomas, and their children, Joanna (and her children Anthony and Megan), Molly, and Dennis; Nancy Zeleniak and children James, Ginnean Sinclair, husband Douglas and daughter Juliette, and Caitlin; Maureen Hogan and daughters Meaghan and Anne McGrath; Kathleen Hogan; and Meaghan Evanich, husband David, and children, John, Mara, and Nicholas, as well as numerous extended family members and friends.

The family extends deep gratitude to the staff of the Rosewood Assisted Living and Memory Care Community, Maria Diaz, and Odyssey Hospice for their compassionate, loving care for Jim and his family in the last months of his life.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at St. Mark the Evangelist Church, 1201 Alma, Plano, TX 75075. A vigil will be held at the Church on Sunday, July 21st at 7:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Jim's name to St. Joseph's Residence in Dallas, Texas ( where long-term care is provided for those in need or to St. Vincent de Paul Society (


  • Vigil Service Sunday, July 21, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Monday, July 22, 2013

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Maureen(Bennett) Claypool

December 3, 2013

Meaghan and family - I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. It's been a long time, but I think of you often. All of you are in my prayers.

Ellen Rossini

July 21, 2013

Dear Kathy,
It built my faith to see you and Jim together any morning that I was able to get to weekday Mass at St. Mark. He always had such a kind smile. Other times I would see you with your lovely grown daughters, another sign of love and faith. Inspired by you, I am now able to attend Mass every day at St. Mark, and in the days to come I will remember Jim particularly, praying for his soul in God's loving embrace.

Kathy Haller

July 20, 2013

Dear Patty Franklin & Hogan Family,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May each day bring you renewed strength and brighter times. I am so sorry for your loss of this very special person. He was so nice! He had joy!

Steven Forgue

July 20, 2013

Jim Hogan promoted me into supervision in 1975. He awarded me my first shares of stock and welcomed me into the UPS partnership. Jim set high standards of leadership which influenced my 36 years with UPS. My deepest condolences to the Hogan family.

Bill Ribble

July 20, 2013

God bless Jim and family. Jim was my mentor and manager while I was going to college and working at UPS part time. He promoted me to part time supervisor and later after graduation promoted me to a full time management position as a hub supervisor. Later in his career he returned to
Pennsylvania and promoted me to division manager. As an operations manager and later a district manager in East Pennsylvania, Jim was credited for mentoring, coaching and promoting many UPSers into management positions as the company expanded. A great manager, leader and family man.

Mike Briggs

July 19, 2013

Jim was my District Manager in Northeast Texas in the early 70's- he was a fine man in all respects. He set the example for others and was an inspirational leader- he touched many lives. My deepest sympathy to his entire family, may he rest in peace!

John Christensen

July 19, 2013

Dear Hogan Family:

The world has lost a great citizen ..... on so many levels!!

As a young manager with UPS, Jim taugh me so much about managing people and the importance of integrity.... Lessons that have been so very important to me through the years.

Jim will be sorely missed .... by so many !

John Christensen (Dallas, TX)

Mary Lafave

July 19, 2013

Dear Kathy and family,

From the first time I joined Serra International five years ago, I remember you and Jim, Kathy, and remember thinking of what a wonderful couple you are. You were a wonderful example of marriage as Jim became ill over the years. Pete and I can see the closeness and love that you shared.

We wish you peace as Jim has finally passed on to his new existence. Our prayers are with you.

Mary LaFave