ALBANY – Thomas F. Hogan, 78, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 10, 2016 after a long illness. Born in Albany on October 4, 1938, he was the son of the late Cyril E. and Ernestine Judge Hogan. Tom was a graduate of Vincentian Institute (1956) and Siena College (1960) with a degree in Accounting. He was commissioned in the Army as a Second Lieutenant (1960) and resigned as a Captain (Nov. 1964).
Tom began his career with the NYS Division of the Budget as a Budget Examiner in the General Governmental Unit. In 1972, Tom joined the Dept. of Tax & Finance where he served as Director of Tax Compliance, Assistant Administrative Director, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, and Director of Administration before assuming his position as Director of Internal Audit and Quality Control. Tom was a proud member of the NYS Tax Golf League.
Tom spent twenty winters in Englewood, FL. During his retirement, he loved to travel in Europe and the Caribbean. Tom loved the ocean, cruising, sailing, or simply walking on the beach collecting seashells. And of course, he loved to golf.
Survivors include his wife Gail Kirk Hogan; his sons Kevin (Kate) of Buffalo, Brian of Albany, Christopher (Kath) of Albany, and Brendan (Sandra) of Holbrook; his sister Mary E. Hogan; and his grandchildren Caroline, Lindsay, Keely, Connor, Seamus, Molly, and Timothy. Tom was predeceased by a son Thomas E., his sister Kathleen, and his brothers Edward M. and Larry.
The family wishes to express a special thank you for the wonderful care received from the Community Hospice. I lieu of flowers, those who wish my send memorial contributions to the Community Hospice, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. in All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., Albany (behind CVS). Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery at a later date. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
My husband and I worked with Tom at Tax and Finance. I remember him with fondness for his sense of humor and smile. He was also one of the few executives who always acknowledged the secretaries with the same respect as he did his peers. He never blew by a secretary without at least saying hello and giving a quick smile. I am very sorry for your loss.
Norm and Jan Stebbins
Brian, Chris and family, so sorry for your loss.
I’m sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. I worked with him for many years at the Tax Department. He was full of institutional knowledge and was never at a loss for a good story or two. My condolences tor your loss and wishing you comfort at this very difficult time. Mari Harris
Michael and Carole Paolino
Our thoughts and prayers are with Tom and his family. May God Bless Tom Hogan and welcome him into His kingdom in Heaven.
Mike & Carole Paolino
Gail and family, my deepest sympathy on the loss of Tom. I enjoyed the many chats I had with Gail in the lunchroom at Livingston Middle School about Tom and the boys. I feel fortunate to have met him. His spirit will remain in your hearts forever.
Bob Van Amburgh
Gail and Family:
Sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
God Bless, Tom!
Gail, I am so sorry to hear about Tom. I remember him with such fondness. We so enjoyed spending time with you and Tom both at home and here in Tangerine Woods. So much fun over the last 30 years. We will miss him.
Howie, Ida and Marcus Domfort
We were very sorry to hear about the passing Tom. I always had a good time golfing with him in the league. God bless him and your family.
Donald & Helene Bookstein
Kevin, Mrs. Hogan and family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, husband, grandfather.
I remember him fondly and our thoughts are with you.
Donald and Helene