HOULTON - The Rev. Robert Gogan, 88, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jan. 9, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born May 9, 1924, in Houlton, son of Robert and Lottie (Fog) Gogan.
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Robert was a devoted husband and father. He was a man of integrity and shining example of a true servant of the Lord. He lived and practiced the word of God that he preached. He was born and raised in Houlton, graduating from Houlton High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and graduated from Faith School of Theology. He was a heavy equipment operator for Donald J. Guy; and his brother, Richard Gogan. He was also an over-the-road truck driver for Walter Davis and pastored at the Pentecostal churches in Danforth and Brookton for 24 years.
He is survived by his children, Deborah Bickford and husband, John, Michael Gogan and wife, Pamela, and Rebekah Bickford, all of Houlton; grandchildren, John Bickford, Crystal Cummings, Samantha Jacobs, Michael Gagnon Jr., Tabitha Gogan, Robert "Bo" Ivey and Heather Boulier; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Horwood and husband, Bill, of Massachusetts, and Gertrude McGary of Houlton; brother, Richard Gogan and wife, Joan, of Houlton; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; his loving wife of 66 years, Geraldine (Alward) Gogan; and a daughter, Joanna Rae Gogan. The family thanks the staff at Madigan Estates and Skilled Care of Houlton Regional Hospital for their loving care.
Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Houlton Full Gospel Assembly where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. with the Revs. Kevin Hatch, Sterling Lawrence and Michael Gogan, officiating. Spring interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery. For an online memory book and to leave condolences, please visit www.bowersfuneral.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 11, 2013