Date of Birth November 3, 1965
Date Deceased July 6, 2020
Hometown Hornell
Home State NY
Service Date August 1, 2020
Service Time 10 AM
Service Location St. Ann's Church
Interment Location St. Ann's Cemetery

Raymond J. Hogan

HORNELL-Raymond J. Hogan, 54, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening (July 6, 2020) at his home on Canisteo Street.

Born in Hornell on Nov. 3, 1965, he was a son of Thomas A. Hogan, who predeceased him on Mach 5, 2001 and Ruth (Alger) Hogan, who recently predeceased him on June 26, 2020. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his niece, Corey Hogan; two uncles, Raymond (Elizabeth) Alger and Jack Alger; and one aunt, Patricia Alger.

A lifelong resident of Hornell, Ray graduated from Hornell High School in 1983, Alfred State College in 1986 and received his BA from Brockport State College in 1988.

He was employed at General Marble in Hornell before he began his employment in 1993 with the NYSDOT in Hornell where he was currently working.

Ray loved music and was a member and played base for the band, Nuclear Beach Party. He followed several bands to attend their concerts including, Pie Tasters, Ride and King Kahn with his friends, Mike, Bob and Erin. Ray also has an extended collection of vinyl CDs and cassettes.

An avid baseball fan of the Expos and the Pirates, Ray enjoyed attending games with “The Bull” and “The Sheik.” He was a huge Broncos fan and loved tailgating at many different stadiums; it was at one of those stadiums that he met the love of his life, Shel Sundheim. Ray also ran a weekly Broncos Facebook thread for numerous friends and loved to go to the Casinos and enjoyed posting pictures of his big wins at video poker.

Ray was a member of the Am Vets Post No. 245, the Arthur H. Cunningham American Legion Post No. 440 and the Cpl. J.J. Mooney VFW Post No. 2250 all in Hornell.

His loving family includes his daughter, Allison (James) Hurton of Virginia; his loving companion, Shel Sundheim of Fargo, N.D.; two brothers, Thomas A. (Karen) Hogan, Jr. and Martin (Candace) Hogan all of Hornell; his nieces and nephews, Mathew (Bonnie Brennessel) Hogan, Erin Dwyer, Tracie Crowe and Michael Hogan; one great nephew, Kellen Crowe and a great niece, Sydney Crowe; one uncle, Richard Alger of Hornell; as well as several cousins.

The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to serve the family of Raymond J. Hogan.

To honor his wishes there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for both Ray and his mother, Ruth at 10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 1, 2020) at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell. THOSE ATTANEDING WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE MASKS AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. Interment will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Hornell.

The Memorial Mass will be live streamed and may be seen either on the homepage of (please see link for live stream) or on the Facebook page of Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., for 30 days beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 1, 2020).

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to their favorite charity.

Online condolences or remembrances of Ray are welcomed on the Facebook page of Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc.

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  1. Sending prayers and sympathy to the Hogan Family. I’ve known Ray since he was a little boy . So sad when I heard the sad news. Such a nice guy. I Always enjoyed talking with him, whenever I ran into him ( usually signing a book). In 1972, I took Ray and my brother Bobby, trick or treating…& have it written in my diary! Every October, I always reminded Ray when Halloween rolled around every year, that I took both boys! We would start laughing. I get sad, thinking of Ray…. gone too soon. We were blessed to have known you and called you a friend. God bless and watch over your family….. fly high Ray, you are missed.

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