OBITUARY

Richard William Hogan

November 23, 1946October 2, 2020

Richard William Hogan, longtime resident of Greenwich, CT, passed away on October 2, 2020. He was 73. Born in New York, NY, he was the son of Francis Xavier Hogan and Beatrice Busk Hogan. He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, where he attended on a full track scholarship and leveraged his track speed as a starting left cornerback for the FSU football team. At FSU, Richard became a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, where he made many lifelong, loyal friends whom he continued to meet every year in Tallahassee for one more big game. His fraternity brothers knew him as “Yank”—a New Yorker, unique from the southern gentlemen of Sigma Chi at Florida State. After college, Richard served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army at the rank of First Lieutenant, Infantry Company Commander on the DMZ in Korea from 1969-70.

Richard spent most of his career at ABC Television, beginning with Channel 7 local sales and eventually moving to ABC Network Sales including Sports and Olympics in his early career and eventually News. He often bragged that he couldn’t wait to get to his job at ABC—especially when he was selling sports where every event he sold, he got to attend!

Richard’s interests were varied, but sports were front and center. He was a lifetime member of New York Athletic Club and active in its squash team through the early 90s when he converted his focus to golf. He was a NY Giants, Florida State University, and NY Yankees fan. Richard was a member of the Kiawah Island Club on Kiawah Island, SC, Anglebrook Golf Club in Westchester, The Kahkwa Club in Erie, PA, and the FSU Varsity Club (lettered for track).

Richard will be remembered as a man described by his friends as having a “larger than life” personality with a huge heart, and more so, as a staunchly loyal friend. Loyal, true friendships and long-term relationships were extremely important to him and he focused on cultivating strong bonds with the people he loved. He had a great sense of humor. A true reward for anyone who knew him was to hit his funny bone and hear one of those “Richard Hogan laughs”.

Richard is survived by his wife, Suzanne Bauschard Hogan and his cousin, Gail Busk Naylor. Richard’s extended family who survive him include Richard Bauschard, Frederick Bauschard, Laura Bauschard, Alex Bauschard, Maude Bauschard Trost, and Michelle Bauschard…and of course, his “foxhole friend” and unofficial brother, Tifton Simmons Jr, and his many brothers of Sigma Chi.

Richard’s funeral will be private with a memorial service planned at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Sigma Chi Foundation in memory of Richard Hogan at either 1714 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 or www.sigmachi.org/donate and select memorial gift option and reference Richard Hogan. Or, consider making a donation to the FSU Alumni Association, 1030 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304-7719 (https://one.fsu.edu/foundation/donate/unit/alumni/donation-form)

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Eileen Diskin

October 7, 2020

Suzanne,

I was so saddened to hear the news about Richard's passing. I have been thinking about you since yesterday and know you will be in my thoughts for the coming weeks and months. When you are ready, we will have to plan something in NY or Greenwich.

All my best and a big, big hug!

Eileen

Eileen Diskin

October 7, 2020

Suzanne,

I was so saddened to hear the news of Richard's passing yesterday. I have been thinking about you since yesterday and please know my thoughts will be with you in the coming weeks and months. When you are ready, we will have to plan something fun in NY or Greenwich.

All my best and a huge hug!

Eileen Dksin

Yojary Rosa

October 5, 2020

My dear and appreciated Mrs. Suzanne, my condolences on the loss of Mr. Richard whom I will remember with that contagious smile, of the few times that I had the pleasure of seeing you together, my favorite moment will always be the love reflected in their eyes when looking at you. little time to meet them and you have my appreciation.
With love Yoja 💅🏾

Nina Bogatyr

October 5, 2020

Suzanne my favorite memory was the last time Jim and I visited you. It was just the four of us and the mood was calm and peaceful and Richard and Jim and I had some great conversations with him. I saw such a kindness in him and his love for you was so deep. He was so proud of you. I will always have wonderful memories of that weekend.

Richard Schinto

October 4, 2020

Dear Suzanne,
What a terrible loss for any one who knew Richard. Everyone at Ralph Lauren knew you both , and will miss him. Together you were always in attendance at our Fashion Shows and Events.
His laugh and sense of humor were infectious to anyone around him.
May he rest in peace....
Please reach out whenever you are ready.

Most sincerely,
Richard Schinto

Tish McCulloch

October 3, 2020

I am saddened to hear that Richard had passed. He was such a devil with that twinkle in his eye that made him so likable. Hope he didn’t suffer and may he RIP. 🙏☹️😘

Chrissy Connor

October 3, 2020

Suzanne, We are so sad for you and hope you will reach out when you are ready.
To say Richard was a character- a total understatement! We loved the few fun evenings we spent with you.
Chrissy and Bob

Leah Kenney

October 3, 2020

Dear Suzanne, our deepest sympathies for your loss. Richard was a good friend and will be missed.
Love, Leah & Dick

FROM THE FAMILY
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