Stephen M. HoggSeptember 17, 1967 ~ January 12, 2018 (age 50)
Danville – Stephen M. Hogg, 50, passed away on Friday January 12, 2018 at the Knox Community Hospital.
Steve was born in Mount Vernon on September 17, 1967 to Janet (Meeks) and William Hogg. He had been the owner of the W.S. Hogg Insurance agency since 2002 when his dad retired. He was heavily active with golf, and sponsored many outings. In his younger years, golf was his passion, but he was also very involved with his son’s hockey, and coached his Newark Generals team. He even enjoyed playing the game himself.
He was the drummer for the local band “Mountain Rose”, and his highlight at the time was opening for The Oak Ridge Boys in Wheeling, WV. He loved the outdoors, and spending time with his family. He and his wife enjoyed traveling, listening to music, being with their friends, and hanging out together as a family. He even proposed while with all of their children.
Stephen lived life to the fullest up until he was diagnosed with ALS in May of last year. Even then, his desire to live kept his spirit upbeat, and he continued to put other people first. He would not give up and made every day count.
He is survived by his wife, Emily, his son, Josh, his step children; Zack (Ericka), Kate (Ray), and Andrew, his parents, Bill and Janet, his brother, Brian (Susan), nephews, Peyton, Evan, and Brandon, his best friend, Brad Rogers, his wife’s family, and his cat Tucker, who was always by his side.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 Monday, January 22 at the Fischer Funeral Home, 403 High St. Danville. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate. Calling hours will be from 4-8 Sunday evening at the funeral home. It was Steve's wishes that a cremation would take place following services, and that everyone attends in casual attire.
Memorial donations can be made to Julie Bonasera Fund for ALS and Neuromuscular Diseases in care of The Office of Wexner Medical Center Development, P.O. Box 183112 Columbus, OH 43218-3112 and at www.wexnermedical.osu.edu/ways-to-give/supporting-als-research. fischerfuneralhome.com