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William Henry Dogan

April 19, 2012

William Henry Dogan

ALABAMA- DOGAN, William Henry, age 94, recently a resident of Wetumpka and Montgomery, died on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 after a brief illness.
He was born in Manassas, Virginia, on January 27, 1918, the son of William and Frances Dogan, grew up on the family farm there, graduated from high school in nearby Haymarket, Virginia, and later joined the U.S. Navy in 1937.
During World War II he served as a Machinist Mate on Destroyers in the North Atlantic and North Pacific. He married his wife Lorraine Smith of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in 1949, later retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer in 1957 and began a long civilian career in Rhode Island as an architectural draftsman. After retirement at age 65, he and Lorraine moved to Port Charlotte, Florida, until 2006, when they came to Montgomery to join their son Wayne and his extended family who all live in this area.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Lorraine, his son William Dogan, his brother Frank Dogan , and his sister Kitty Lindsey. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Wayne and Jeanne Dogan of Wetumpka; by his grandsons Jeffrey Dogan of Wetumpka and William Dogan of San Francisco, California; by three granddaughters in Massachusetts, Kimberly Pelzar of Weston, , Stacey Dogan of Brookline and Keri Dogan of Newton; by two granddaughters in Alabama, Pamela Purvis of Wetumpka and Lorrie Dogan of Montgomery; by great grandsons Mitchell, Oliver, and Zachary and great granddaughters Marissa, Rebecca, Abby, Kaelie, Hailey, and Ella; and by his first cousin and close childhood friend, Mary Lightner of Williamsburg, Virginia.
We remember William as a dedicated and loving husband, a hard working and supportive father, and a steady friend. During his younger years he was active in church organizations and his Masonic Lodge, and was pretty good at golf and bowling. He was a Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed watching baseball, football or golf any time he could.
A visitation has been scheduled at the Gasset Funeral Home in Wetumpka from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 21, 2012, followed by a memorial service in the chapel there at 3:00 PM. with Dr. Perry Neal officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online Guest Book available at www.gassettfuneralhome.net

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