Fair Winds and Following Seas…
Stephen Grant Jogan, Captain, United States Navy, Retired, age 70, passed away at his Barrineau Park home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
Captain Jogan was born September 8, 1942 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He graduated from Monmouth University in 1964 with a BA in Political Science. During his 27- year career as a Naval Flight Officer, he earned the following awards and decorations: Defense Superior Service Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (2), Humanitarian Service Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Navy "E" Ribbon; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with one Bronze Star. He has over 250 combat support hours (Vietnam) and more than 250 carrier landings.
Captain Jogan proudly served his country aboard various naval facilities and ships: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, NAS North Island (CA), NS Quonset Point (RI), NAS Pensacola (FL), Naval Station Jacksonville, (FL), NAS Norfolk, (VA) (twice), NS Dam Neck (VA), NAS Miramar(CA) ; USS Kearsarge (CVS 33), USS Wasp (CVS-18), USS Intrepid (CVS-11), USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42), and the USS America (CV-66). In 1981, he took command of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 117 which deployed aboard the USS Enterprise (CVA-65) from San Diego, CA. In 1985, Captain Jogan served as the Director, Joint Naval Applications Directorate (HQ USAFE/DON) and as the Officer in Charge, CINCUSNAVEUR Detachment, Ramstein AB, Germany. Captain Jogan retired in August of 1991.
After his retirement, Captain Jogan volunteered his time at the Barrineau Park Historical Society and Community Center, the Barrineau Park Elementary School, and served as lector at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church and held several offices on the Parish Council.
Captain Jogan was preceded in death by his parents, Helen (Borkowski) and Stephen Jogan. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Gina (Venettozzi) Jogan; two children, Christina (Alvin) Joseph and John (Stephanie) Jogan; five grandchildren Ashley Jogan, Ryan Joseph, Madison Jogan, Grant Jogan, Milo Jogan, and great grand-son, Reese Jogan; his sister, Brenda Jogan and brother Robert (Doreen) Jogan and eight nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10AM on Wednesday April 17, 2013 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church (Hwy 196-W Barrineau Park Rd). Inurnment, with Military Honors, will be at 2PM at Barrancas National Cemetery aboard NAS Pensacola. Trahan Family Funeral Home, 430 Beverly Parkway is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice or to the Barrineau Park Historical Society Scholarship Fund (P.O. Box 508, Molino, FL 32577).
Special thanks to Shari Rousch, R.N. and Emerald Coast Hospice.