Jerome D. Ogan

November 11, 1927February 24, 2018

SALEM - Jerome D. Ogan, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, after an extended illness. Devoted husband for nearly 64 years to Lois J. (Karp) Ogan, beloved father of Debra (Dennis) Fendell of Natick and Margery Shapiro of Salem. Proud Papa to Melissa (Patrick) Moschitto, Allison (Michael) Conway, Brian (Renee) Farnsworth, Jonathan Farnsworth and Brian (Naomi) Fendell. Adoring Pop to his three great grandchildren, Lila and Nora Moschitto and Wesley Farnsworth. Born in Lynn on November 11, 1927, to the late Bertha (Haskell) and Nathan Ogan, Jerry was an only child whose parents doted on and adored him. He graduated Lynn English, Boston University and BU Law School, partnering with his father in their Lynn law office. He lived in Marblehead for over 60 years. He was an active member and past master of the Mt. Sinai Lodge, member of the Board and past President of the Brotherhood of Temple Israel. After retirement, Jerry enjoyed traveling the world with Lois, volunteering his proofreading acumen at the Jewish Journal and for Congregation Shirat Hayam of the North Shore. He also loved playing tennis and cards. Most of all, he cherished time spent with his family, attending all of his grandchildren’s sporting events and recitals, family vacations to the Catskills, Disney World, Europe, Las Vegas, Punta Cana and more; or just playing “On the Way to Boston” with the youngest generation. His endless stories about growing up in Lynn will be sadly missed by all of us. In addition to his immediate family, Jerry leaves many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. His funeral service will be held on Monday at 12:30pm in Stanetsky Hymanson Memorial Chapel 10 Vinnin St., Salem. Burial in Congregation Shirat Hayam Cemetery, Temple Israel Section, Peabody, MA. Shiva will be observed at his late residence immediately following services concluding with Minyan at 7pm and will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. On Thursday, Shiva will be observed from 3-7pm at the home of Debbi and Dennis Fendell. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice. For information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit


  • Funeral Service Monday, February 26, 2018

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Marcia Kamin

February 26, 2018

Lois I am sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. May he Rest In Peace ,my condolences to the whole family.

February 25, 2018

Dear Lois, Margie and Family, We are deeply saddened to learn about Jerry.
As you know, we go back many years with our Temple Israel Family. Years that will never be forgotten. Jerry was a very special person. Sorry, we could not be with you at this time.
Gail & Jerry Gerson

February 25, 2018

Dear Lois, Margie and Family, We are deeply saddened to learn about Jerry. We go back many years with our Temple Israel family. Years that will never be forgotten. Sorry we could not be with you this week.
Gail & Jerry Gerson

February 24, 2018

My condolences to your family during this difficult time. May the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 comfort your family.