Lake Clear — Alan Hogle, 85, of Lake Clear, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at Adirondack Medical Center.
He was born in Moriah, N.Y., on May 14, 1917, the son of Rev. C.P. and Clarissa (Mason) Hogle.
Mr. Hogle was raised by the Lamson family, Homestead in Vermontville, N.Y.
He married Lucy Mae Smith, Dec. 25, 1941, in Constableville, N.Y., They celebrated 60 years of marriage last Christmas.
Mr. Hogan was a 1935 graduate of Saranac Lake High School. He later attended and graduated from Clarkson University in 1941 with a Mechanical Engineering Degree.
Mr. Hogan was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a Sergeant during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign in Okinawa. After returning from the war, he went to work in his wife's family store in Boomingdale for a few years. In 1948, he went to work for the Paul Smiths Electric Light/Power and Railroad Company.
The Hogle's left the area to move to Plattsburgh and then to the Ithica area.
Mr. Hogle was employed by the New York State Electric and Gas Company for 21 years until his retirement in 1981. Following his retirement the Hogle's returned to the North Country.
Mr. Hogle was a Model A Ford enthusiast. In 1955 he purchased a 1931 Model A Ford Coupe in which he maintained and loved to drive. The car had all its original parts inside and out. Mr. Hogle is a charter member of the Model A Ford Club of America.
He is survived by his wife, Lucy May Hogle of Lake Clear, N.Y.; one daughter, Betty Jackson of New Rochelle, N.Y.; two grandsons, Christopher of Briarwood, Queens, N.Y., and Jeffrey of Somerville, N.Y.; two nephews, Thomas Bacon of Fairfax, Va., and John Bacon of Denver, Colo.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service to be announced will take place in the spring at the Methodist Church in Bloomingdale. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery in the spring.
Friends wishing to remember Alan Hogle may make memorial contributions to the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Squad in care of the funeral home.