July 12, 2016 - Fr. William Cogan, SJ, died on July 8, 2016. He was 91 years old.
Fr. Cogan was born in Elizabeth, N.J., on July 27, 1924, the son of William and Florence (Dooley) Cogan. He attended Regis High School in New York City and he entered St. Andrew on Hudson in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Aug. 14, 1942.
Philosophy studies at Woodstock College preceded Regency at Canisius High School from 1949-1952. He then studied theology at Weston College in Massachusetts from 1952-1956 and was ordained on June 18, 1955, at the Fordham University Church. After teaching at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, N.Y., for five years, he was named secretary to the American Assistant at the Jesuit Curia in Rome from 1962-1967. He also served as secretary to the provincial at Kohlmann Hall in the Bronx, before going to the Colegio San Ignacio in Puerto Rico, where he taught English and religion from 1968-1970. After studying religious education at Fordham University he was involved in marriage encounter work and the Spiritual Exercises at St. Ignatius Retreat House in Manhasset, N.Y., until 1982.
Fr. Cogan assisted at local parishes and was a retreat minister on Staten Island from 1984-1994, and afterwards at parishes around Auriesville and Brooklyn. In 1999, he continued his retreat, hospital, pastoral, and prayer ministries in the Bronx, while living at Murray-Weigel Hall.
The wake was held on Mon., July 11, from 3-5 p.m., and 7-8:30 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Murray-Weigel Hall Chapel in the Bronx. The Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tues., July 12, at 11:30 a.m., at the Murray-Weigel Hall Chapel, followed by the burial at the Jesuit Cemetery in Auriesville.
NOTES OF CONDOLENCE MAY BE SENT TO:
Expressions of condolence may be sent to Fr. Cogan's cousin:
Kevin J. Cogan,
560 Walnut Street,
Carlisle, PA 17013
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Oct. 19, 2016 - Fr. Paul A. Messer, SJ, was called to eternal life on Oct. 18, 2016. Fr. Messer was born on Jan. 16, 1936, in Dorchester, Mass., and entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1954. He was ordained priest on June 10, 1967, and pronounced Final Vows on Sept. 21, 1985, at St. Mary’s Chapel, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
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