John Patrick Rogan II
unknown - September 2, 2009
John Patrick Rogan II, 66, beloved brother, husband, father and grandfather, passed away Sept. 2, 2009. John's passing from acute pancreatitis was sudden and unexpected.
John was born April 18, 1943, in Santa Monica, Calif., to John Sr. (Jack) and Mildred (Millie) Rogan.
John graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte, N.C., and the University of Notre Dame, and achieved a Juris Doctor from UCLA. He married his college sweetheart, Emilee Nazzaro, in 1967, and they settled in Denver, where Caley Kristian was born in 1973.
John and his family returned to California to be close to his parents. He pursued commercial real estate until he bought his first Macintosh and launched his desktop publishing company, Alphabet Soup Group. He was a brilliant editor and communicator. Returning to his love of track, John ran 23 marathons over the next several years.
Sharon and John met and fell instantly in love and married in 1991. Their daughter, Keegan, was born three months early in July, 1992. John, Sharon and Keegan moved to Steamboat Springs in 1994. In addition to being an endearing husband, a doting father, an incredibly supportive son to his and Sharon's families, John was an active member of the community. He was the secretary-treasurer of the Routt County Rifle Club, an avid cross-country skier and snowshoer, a frustrated golfer, a retired bridge player, a dog lover and a genuine outdoor enthusiast.
John is survived by his sister, Moreen; his wife, Sharon; his children, Keegan and Caley; Caley's wife, Jeanine, and their son, Jack; and many extended friends and family.
Memorial services will be held at Howelsen Hill at 10 a.m. Monday, Labor Day.
In lieu of gifts or flowers, please donate to the Lorna Farrow Foundation for education of women and children in the shooting sports.