Robert Timothy Hogan, 84, passed away at Pine Acres Nursing Home, Madison, NJ on April 12, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Hogan was a long time resident of Chatham Borough, NJ.
He was born in Allentown, PA on October 6, 1930. He graduated Bethlehem Catholic High School in 1948 then entered Villanova College. He was accepted to the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps in 1949. In 1952, he graduated from Villanova with a B.S. Economics/Accounting and entered the US Navy as an Ensign and continued his training at Naval Air station to VF-121 flying F9F-8 Cougars aboard the USS Hancock. He continued on active duty until August 28, 1956 after which he remained in the naval reserve as a Fighter Pilot.
In 1966 while working for IBM as a data processing representative he was also the Commanding Officer of Navy Reserve Jet Fighter Squadron VF-931 attached to Willow Grove Naval Air Station flying F-8B Crusaders. On January 25, 1968 Commander Hogan and his Squadron VF-931 were recalled to active duty due to the seizure of the USS Pueblo by North Korea. VF-931 was released from active duty on November 5, 1968.
Mr. Hogan was predeceased by his wife Nancy, his sister Virginia Hogan, Letitia Cashman and survived by his 5 children Kelly Marx, Robert Hogan, Gregory Hogan, Amy Skrobacz, Jessica Sinclair, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Commander Robert T. Hogan will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements by Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, Chatham, NJ.