In Loving Memory of Joseph M. Rogan
Joseph M. RoganScranton March 19, 1946 ~ January 31, 2019 Date of Service: February 4, 2019
Joseph M. Rogan, 72, of Scranton, died Thursday morning in Allied Hospice Center, Scranton. His wife, the late Margaret Rogan died February 18, 2017. The couple had been married for 40 years.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late William Patrick and Lillian Osborne Rogan and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. Prior to retirement, he was a forklift operator at Tobyhanna Army Depot and also was a tax preparer. He was a proud Navy and Army reserves veteran and served during the Vietnam War.
Affectionately known as the “Commander”, he enjoyed volunteering his time displaying flags in local cemeteries and offering his help to any cause that helped veterans. Joe assisted his wife selling Avon for many years and they enjoyed traveling. He looked forward to visiting his brother in Acworth, New Hampshire every fall. Joe had a great sense of humor and was a very generous and kind man. He was a car and truck enthusiast and was the writer and director of old family movies and skits. Joe was his step-son Ron’s number one musical “groupie” following him where ever he played. His favorite song was “Heart of Gold”. He loved his family and spending time with them at family gatherings. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Surviving are Sisters; Nancy Wasko, Scranton and Patricia Carr and husband John, Sr., Nicholson. A brother; William T. Rogan and companion Maria, Acworth, NH. Nephews; David Wasko and wife Linda, Springbrook, Carl Wasko, Scranton, John Carr, Jr. and wife Cecelia, Dalton, Tim Carr, Nicholson. Step-children; Ronald Schoonover and wife Marie, Dickson City, Donald Schoonover and wife Diane, Karthus, Pa, Joyce Vajda, Rock Hill, S.C., Daniel Schoonover and wife Debbie, Olympia, WA, Robert Schoonover, Dickson City and Mary Rogan, West Palm Beach, Fl. Several step-grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
A service will be held Monday at4:00pm in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore by Reverend Eric Bergman followed by military honors.
Friends may call from 2:00pm until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478 Oklahoma city, OK 73123.