Richard Henry Hogg

Founders Day Luncheon 2012

It is with great sadness that I communicate that Brother Richard Henry Hogg has passed away. He was the oldest living Sigma in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’d been trying to setup a meeting with the man for a few years now, but his ongoing health issues prevented us. Bro. Kevin Christian recently sent me a copy of the 1978 San Francisco Conclave program. I didn’t realize Bro. Hogg was the Conclave Coordinator that year. His greetings are pictured below.

Brothers Bill Riley and Thomas Broome passed on the following:

The Memorial Service for our distinguished Brother, the Late Honorable Richard Henry Hogg will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:00pm at The Missionary Temple, 1455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA., 94115. All attending Brothers are requested to be present by 12:00 noon so that we can prepare for the Omega Ceremony which the family has requested us to perform. Please wear a Dark suit (Blue preferred).

A strong showing is desired to show our respect to the passing of Brother Hogg who truly exemplified the purposes and goals of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. through his service over the years. Brother Hogg was Initiated in Rho Chapter, Bastrop, Louisiana, but made his way to California where he was initially in Alpha Nu Sigma Chapter and later was a Charter Member of Gamma Phi Sigma Chapter Chartered in San Francisco, CA. He has been a dues paying member of Alpha Nu Sigma Chapter for the past years after Gamma Phi Sigma became inactive.

Brother Hogg served two terms as Western Region Director, 1955-1957 and 1973-1976 wherein he was host Regional Director for the only Conclave ever held in Northern California. Though in poor health for the past several years, Brother Hogg signed the Centennial Scroll during a visit to his home several years ago. Our Sigma of the Year is named in honor of Brother Hogg, truly a giant in West Coast Sigmadom.

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