Michael Patrick Hogan was born to James and Jean Hogan on April 5, 1946 in Denver, Colorado. Michael attended Saint Francis Catholic School, Kunsmiller Jr High, and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1965. Michael served his country in the United States Coast Guard upon graduating and was stationed in Long Beach, California. Upon his honorable discharge, Michael worked at Xcel Energy, retiring in 2004 after 37 years.
Michael was a dedicated and unparalleled father to two sons, Jeffrey and Benjamin and was then blessed with two daughters, Michelle and Cristi when he married the love of his life, Sherry (aka SAM), on February 3, 1978. He also was an amazing and loving grandpa, son, brother, uncle and friend to many.
Throughout his life, Michael was an amazing and gifted photographer; passing on his love of taking pictures to his wife and eldest son. In addition, he had a strong passion for country and rock music, and had an encyclopedic knowledge of each. He had a huge love for the Colorado Rockies and the Denver Broncos. Michael was an avid traveler, visiting spots throughout the US and Europe, with Hawaii at the top of his list.
Michael fought multiple cancers over the years, and as with everything in his life, he handled these challenges with exceptional perseverance, resiliency and courage.
Michael passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at 9:50pm on August 6th, just seconds after hearing that his beloved Rockies had beaten Pittsburgh, 2-0.
Celebration of Life - August 20, 2018 - 11:00am
Waterstone Community Church 5890 South Alkire Street
Littleton, CO 80127
Military Honors - Fort Logan National Cemetery - 1:30pm
Line up at Staging area B
Military Honors at Shelter B
Reception following at 2:30 - Waterstone Community Church
In lieu of flowers please make donations:
The American Kidney Fund (kidneyfund.org) - OR -
The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor (pacificaviationmuseum.org)
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