ALBANY – Francis E. Logan died Saturday, November 24, 2012. He was born Aug. 23, 1923 to the late Louisa Karl Logan and Thomas Logan, and was raised by Elizabeth Karl Otto and Harry Otto. He was baptized by the Rev. Brahm at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Albany, and grew up in First Lutheran Church of Albany, where he became a very active member of the church, serving on the Church Council, as Luther League Leader, a member of the Mens Club, Sunday School supervisor and teacher, and singing in the choir. He married Mildred Mead, and they had three children.
Francis graduated from Albany High School in 1941, and went to work for the New York Telephone Co. When World War II started, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and became a sergeant. He returned to the New York Telephone Co. after the war, and retired in November of 1982 after 41 years of service.
Mr. Logan is survived by his wife Mildred Mead Logan; his son Richard, his daughter Sandra O’Connor and her husband Neil, Jr., his son Bruce and his wife Kathy Gower Logan; his four grandchildren Rebecca Logan Holdsworth (George), Matthew Logan, Elizabeth Logan O’Connor, and Neil O’Connor III (Katie). He was predeceased by his father and mother, his brothers Thomas, Howard, and Kenneth, and his sister Lucille.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday morning at 9:00, and from there to the First Lutheran Church of Albany, 181 Western Ave., Albany at 10:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery, Albany. Contributions may be made in Francis’ name to First Lutheran Church Albany, Abiding Memorial, 646 State St., Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Click here to view Mr. Logan’s resting place in Graceland Cemetery, 680Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12209.
Lynn (Stowell) Harden
Dear Mrs. Logan and family,
I was saddened to receive the e-mail message from First Lutheran this morning regarding the passing of Mr. Logan. It seems as if the “Old Guard” at FLC is rapidly increasing the membership in “The Church Triumphant!” There are fewer and fewer names that I recognize in The First Word. My sincere sympathy to you and the entire family as you celebrate a life well-lived.