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Thomas Hogan III, administrator active in state and local politics <br> Nov. 11, 1951 -- April 27, 2007

Thomas D. Hogan III of Lewiston, an administrator who was active in state and local politics, died Friday in Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo, after a brief illness. He was 55.

Born in Niagara Falls, Mr. Hogan was active in local politics and managed the campaigns of two assemblymen, a Niagara County judge and a state senator. Through college and beyond, he remained active in both the local and state political scenes.

Mr. Hogan enjoyed a varied career. He was purchasing agent at Hysen's Supply Co. and also managed the Niagara Falls YMCA.

Most recently, he was chief executive officer of Venture Forthe Inc., where he served as administrator for more than 250 people assisting clients with traumatic brain injuries.

He prided himself in being physically fit and could be found early in the morning at the YMCA on the treadmill, or playing basketball, volleyball or racquetball with his sons in the afternoon.

Known for his generosity, wit and ready smile, Mr. Hogan was the first in line to meet the needs of his extended family, relatives said.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Karen Marie House Hogan; two sons, Thomas D. IV and Ryan M.; three sisters, Jean Dziewit, Carol Franciosa and Kathy; and two brothers, Mike and Jim.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Hinman and Second streets, Youngstown, after prayers at 9:15 in Rhoney Funeral Home, Cayuga and South Ninth streets.


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