SOUTH BETHLEHEM – Paul F. Rogan, 59, of South Bethlehem, passed away suddenly at St. Peter’s Hospital after a short illness. Born in Manchester, NH, he grew up in Boston, MA and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Paul was a truck driver for 35 years, owning his own company and also working for Langer Transport in Jersey City, NJ. Paul was an active member of the Coxsackie Yacht Club, and had a passion for being on his boat – relaxing.
Paul was predeceased by his parents Florence and Martin, and a brother Stephen. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend Sandy; his children Paul Jr. and Liz Marie both of Pennsylvania; his step children Deborah Carmel (Guy) of So. Bethlehem and Kristen Rexford of Ravena; and his grandchildren Jessica Lyn and Joceline “Peanut” Carmel of So. Bethlehem. Paul will also be greatly missed by his feline friends.
Many thanks to our special friends Yvonne Fuller, N.P., Gary, and Velara, and to his best friends Charles & Ann Leto and Bill Ritz. Thanks also to the nurses on 6 McAuley, the Rapid Response Team, Dr. Matt Benn and Dr. Carol Burgess. Also thanks to the Coxsackie Yacht Club members who were great in helping Paul.
Paul unselfishly donated his body to the Anatomical Gift Program of the Albany Medical College. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Paul’s memory to the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204; or to the Coxsackie Yacht Club, 1 Noble St., Coxsackie, NY 12051. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Sue (Railyard Albany NY)
Please accept my and my families condolences. He did so much for my children and I. We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sue, Andrew and Jillian
Garry & Janet Palmer
Our sincere condolences to Sandy and family. Paul will be a greatly missed member of Coxsackie Yacht Club. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Judy and John Alvarez
Sandy and Family,
We were so very sorry to hear about Paul. You and your family will be in our special prayers for strength and comfort. We shared a bond with our 32 Bayliners. We will be thinking of you.
Most sincerely, Judy and John Alvarez
sandy we are so sorry to hear about paulie, he was such a great guy, it wont be the same with out him poping in and telling a story at the marina. if you need anything at all call me,so sorry sweetie our thoughts are with you. eric and lori
Cindy and Ted Kruzinski
Sandy – I was so shocked to see the article in the paper tonight. Last time I saw you you said Paul wasn’t doing well but never really elaborated. Paul always wore a smile. I will remember him like that. We and very very sorry for your loss.
Cindy and Ted Kruzinski
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
I have great memories of being on the road many many nights driving my truck along side Paul and talking on the CB. He will be sorely missed.
Steve (Cueball) Dellaruffa