John A. Hogan

July 6, 1970October 21, 2012
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John A. Hogan, 42 of the Whiting section of Manchester Twp., passed away Sunday, October 21, in Little Egg Harbor Twp. He was a corrections officer for the State of New Jersey for 14 years. He was the Assistant Scout Master for Troop 350, Whiting and also served as the ‘outing coordinator’. He loved spending time with his boys. John was an avid cook, loved mechanics and was always quick to help others. He served in the U.S. Army. Born in South Amboy, he resided in Cliffwood Beach for many years before moving here 8 years ago. He is predeceased by his father Barry Hogan in 2007, his mother Marie Polega in 1996 and more recently his grandmother Minnie Polega in May of this year. John is survived by his wife of 16 years, Renee Bengraff Hogan and their two sons, Jack and Jared. Also surviving are his beloved dog Minnie. John also leaves his siblings, Barry & his wife Marlana Hogan of Millstone, Lisa Hogan & her companion Eugene Layne of Holmdel, Jennifer Rivera & her husband Mark of MD., and Patricia Laken & her husband Joel of PA. John is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews, Jessica, Jason, Jonathan, Joshua, Sophie, and Barry. Friends may call on Thursday, October 25 from 4-8pm at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 115 Lacey Rd. Whiting. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered at 10:45am from St Elizabeth Ann Seton RC Church, Schoolhouse Rd. Whiting. Committal will follow at the St Joseph Cemetery, Cedar Grove Rd. Toms River. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request considering a donation to the education of John’s boys in care of Ocean First Bank : Attention Cathy Rollo, the Trust Fund of Jack & Jared Hogan, 400 Lacey Rd. Whiting, NJ 08759. To write a tribute or for further information, please visit


  • Visitation Thursday, October 25, 2012
  • Funeral Liturgy Friday, October 26, 2012

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Allen Glenn

October 31, 2012

John, RIP, Bro. I enjoyed working with you at Wagner. God bless the Hogan family.

October 28, 2012

Sarge, Someone forgot your name when I told 'em....I said he was the smiling Sarge, the one who was always hot and adjusting his vest...unbelievable!! SGT. Hogan, you were the best!

God rest you Sir! The medical folks.

Jim Boggs Johnna Donnelly

October 27, 2012

We wish our deepest, heartfelt sympathy to the Hogan Family. You'll be missed in the Main Corridor at A. C. Wagner. Our prayers are with you, at this most difficult time.

Weston Thomas

October 26, 2012

John was a great man. Renee, Jack and Jared, I am truly sorry for your loss.

October 26, 2012

Renee, We are so very sorry for your loss. John will be missed..please know we are here for you, Jack and Jared. Love The Kahley Family (and our dog Jack who loved John too)

Kim Appleton-Gecik

October 26, 2012

Rest easy John. Renee, you and your children are in my thoughts.

October 26, 2012

Renee and boys,

We are deeply sorry for your tragic loss. Our hearts ache for all three of you. PLease know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Hughes Family

zabiega family

October 26, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss. May the love, support and strength of your family and friends see you through this difficult time.

Tom Fischer

October 25, 2012

John, I am sad to see you go. Every memory makes me laugh. It has been a long time since we last spoke. Rest in peace. You will missed.

Cheryl Martinez-Mederos

October 25, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.