Austin William Hogan, PhD, 76

Austin William Hogan, PhD, 76, of Barton Road, died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

He was born in Johnstown, NY, Sept. 26, 1936, the son of Austin Seaman and Gladys (Weeper) Hogan.

Austin graduated from Fultonville High School in 1954. He attended college in New York at Maritime College, then graduated with a degree in physics from Harpur College in Binghamton, NY. He defended his Doctoral thesis at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan in 1976.

From April 1962 through April 1964, Austin served in the US Army attached to USA Biological Laboratory in various capacities.

Austin had a varied professional career working for, among other organizations, Grumman, ALCO, Department of Atmospheric Science at SUNY Albany, and CRREL as an engineer, researcher, consultant, and geophysicist. Austin enjoyed working in many cold and snowy locations, including the village of Igloolik in Canada; Greenland; the North Atlantic Ocean; Barrow, Alaska; and the South Pole, which he visited multiple times performing atmospheric research.

In 1985, he became editor of the journal, Atmospheric Research, and in 1994 he was awarded Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. Austin retired from CRREL in 1996. For many years following his retirement, he was the editor of Parker Pages, the journal of the
Parker Gun Collectors Association.

Austin enjoyed canoeing, fishing and tying flies. He was an avid collector of antique guns. He was a precision rifle shooter and, during his retirement, shot skeet and trap at the Grafton County Fish and Game Club. He was a member of the Piermont Volunteer Fire Department for many years and a past member of the Aetna Fire Company No. 1 in Fonda, NY.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Gladys Hogan.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela (Grube) Hogan, of Piermont, formerly of Punxsutawney, Pa., to whom he was married on April 7, 2001. He is also survived by two daughters, A. Carolyn Hogan of Fultonville, NY and Alice Baudoin and husband Eric of Clarksburg, Md.; a son, Austin Lansing Hogan and wife Shannon of Fonda, NY; three grandchildren, Lukas Wilmot and Luke and Leia Baudoin; an uncle, William Weeper, Sr.; a special cousin, William Weeper, Jr.; and several other cousins.

Calling hours will be on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH.

A funeral service will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Piermont Congregational Church, 101 Church St., Piermont, NH, with Rev. Mal Kircher officiating.

Burial will be conducted in the spring at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, Northern New England Chapter, The Concord Center, 10 Ferry St., Suite 309, Concord, NH 03301; to the Piermont Congregational Church, 101 Church St., PO Box 95, Piermont, NH 03779; or to the Piermont Volunteer Fire Department, Piermont, NH 03779.

Ricker Funeral Home, Woodsville, NH, is in charge of arrangements.

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