Hogan, John Lawrence III, a 42 year resident of Palos Verdes Estates, passed away on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 in Torrance. He was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church. John was born in Chicago IL, and was 72 when he passed away. He grew up in Pasadena, CA and attended Loyola High School. He attended Pasadena City College for two years and transferred to Santa Clara University for his undergrad. He graduated from Dental School at the University of Southern California in 1960. John served his country as a Captain in the United States Air Force in Japan for four years along with his young family. He opened his first private dental practice in Rancho Palos Verdes for many years until returning to USC specializing in endodontics. John had a thriving practice in Torrance until his retirement in 1992. John was a member of the California Dental Association as well as a past president. He was a member of the American Association of Endodontists. As a young businessman on the hill, John was a member of Kiwanis and was a Nation Chief in the Indian Guides. John loved art of all kinds, but especially painting in watercolor & acrylics. His hobbies included deep sea fishing, golf and wine collecting. He was passionate about his wife Kay, his children and his grandchildren and of course USC sports, especially football and tailgate parties. Boat racing and car racing brought him much joy and happiness. He is survived by his Wife, Catherine Hogan of Palos Verdes Estates, CA; Daughter, Christina (John) Card of Palos Verdes Estates, CA; Son, Stephen (Michelle) Hogan of Rolling Hills Estates, CA; Son, Michael (Keoni Smith) Hogan of Incline Village, NV; 3 Grandchildren: Sean, Ryan, and Kathleen Hogan of Rolling Hills Estates; and Brothers Stephen and James (Deborah) Hogan of Newport Beach, CA. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Mary and John Hogan II; and Sister, Dolores. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Wednesday April 16, 2008 from 4:30 to 8pm. The Service will be held at St. John Fisher Catholic Church on Thursday April 17 at 11am. Burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Rosemead the following day. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UCLA Lung Transplant Research Fund, Attn: David Ross M.D., 10833 La Conte Ave., Room 37-131 CHS, PO Box 951690, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1690

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  1. Dear Kay,Chris,Stephen & Michael and all of your familys … Sam & I and our entire family are so sad at the news of John’s passing…We pray for all of you and that God’s healing powers will carry you thru your time of grief . John was a Gentle…man . I remember a book we all read years ago ” Man of Steel and Velvet” …thats John Hogan. Strong & Caring…but a total “softie” and a compassionate person. To meet in a dental chair , for a root canal procedure and have the direction of your life turned completely around is no less than “amazing”. We were truly blessed by your friendship and guidance . We are ever so grateful that we had the privalege of knowing John & Kay …what a team . May God Reign Down His Blessing and Healing Powers on you ALL. Love Sam & Donna , Keith & Family , Robie(Now Rob)& Family…and our 14 grandchildren and great grandchildren…who’s lives are blessed because of John & Kay Hogan

  2. I attended Loyola and Santa Clara with John. I knew him as a fun loving very bright individual. I enjoyed seeing him the Loyola 50th reunion, and am sorry I won’t enjoy his company at the 50th at Santa Clara this year.

  3. We were just remembering this week of the good times we had with your family, and are so sad to learn of John’s passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  4. Mike. Chris and all. Your dad was a class act. And to show that statement all anyone has to do is look at his family, wife, kids, grand kids and all those he touched. I will never forget at Chris’ wedding he singled out Kevin and me to tell us how happy he was that we could be there to share Chris and the family’s happiness. We both were very touched and we have always remembered that. Kevin spoke of it on 16 July when he called me to wish me a happy birthday…. We are all better for having the pleasure of John’s, your dad’s company, in out life. I am thinking of you all. Pat

  5. Some people go through life never to experience working with a really kind and generous employer. I was blessed to have been employed by Dr Hogan for 15 great years. He made work fun, he was my friend and the best boss I ever had. My regards to his dear family.

  6. To Kay and Family My Dearest Sympathy. It was a pleasure to have Dr. Hogan as one of my first employer’s from Sept.’74 til around Dec.’78 at his Torr. office. I have fond memories working with such a kind man. I was truly blessed to have met such a wonderful person to work for. Elisa

  7. From all of us at Bay Cities National Bank who had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Hogan and his family, we send our heartfelt condolences. He will be remembered for his ready smile and ability to laugh at life’s absurdities. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  8. My sincerest condolences to all the family members. John was a wonderful man and will be remembered always!

  9. Mike and Keoni…We are very sorry that we will not be able to join you and family. You are in our thoughts, and we will speak with you soon. all our love, Charlie and Mike

  10. Dear Kay and Hogan family, We send our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will always remember the kindness and care Dr. Hogan gave us when we moved here in 1971 until he returned to USC. Sincerely Wesley & Carole Mason

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