Peter Jon Hoagland

Born on April 30, 1938

Departed on July 27, 2009 and resided in White House, TN

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Peter Jon Hoagland, 71, passed away Monday July 27, 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Memorial services will be at noon Friday August 7th at the Cole and Garrett Funeral Home in White House, TN with Pastor Richard Jennings officiating.
Peter Hoagland was born in Nunda, NY and graduated from Nunda Central High school in 1955. In 1960 he graduated from Alfred University with a Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering and received a commission as 2nd lieutenant in the Army. He was honorably discharged in 1962 with the rank of Captain and served in the National Guard until 1969. Mr. Hoagland worked for Republic Steel for 23 years at first in the Buffalo, NY plant and then, beginning in 1979, the Gadsden, AL plant as a ceramic engineer, Mason Superintendent and Maintenance Superintendent. After a couple years working with the Donoho Clay company in Anniston, AL he joined CE Refractories/Vesuvius in 1985 as Director of Marketing. Having relocated to Philadelphia, PA in 1990 Mr. Hoagland moved to Nashville, TN upon his retirement in 2005 and ran a personal consultant company to the steel industry until his death in 2009.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Barbara Hoagland; two children, Robert Hoagland and Laura Garmon; one granddaughter, Amy Garmon; and one brother, David Hoagland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Erwin Hoagland and Helen Hammond; his sisters, Shirley Walsworth and Faith Pritchard; and his daughter, Diane Alford.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or the American Cancer Society. COLE & GARRETT FUNERAL HOME, Goodlettsville, TN (615)859-5231

15 Comments to Peter Jon Hoagland

  1. Harvey and Anita Funderburk
    July 9, 2008 12:00 am

    Barbara and Family, We were so sorry to read about Pete. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you that you can find Peace in your life. We were away and did not know about Dianne for a while and that was so sad. My prayers will be they are together and together they can send you comfort. Love, Anita and Harvey

  2. Ed Esenwein
    July 9, 2008 12:00 am

    I am a co-worker who traveled and worked with Pete for several years. I respected his idealism, agreed with his rational thinking and considered him a great man and friend. I truly looked forward to our travels, playing golf & history lessons.
    “The man was an encyclopedia.” He loved his family and his work. I was privileged to know him & also considered him a great soldier; his convictions on life & religion would attest to this. Though he is gone, his legacy with those he worked closely with, will never be forgotten.

  3. Tom Roche
    July 9, 2008 12:00 am

    Pete was agreat man and will be truly missed by all at Vesuvius and throughout our industry.

  4. Ron Schaar
    June 9, 2008 12:00 am

    Pete gave energy, commitment and inspiration on the days when I felt challenged. He had a beautiful smile and sense of humor. He was bright and a logical thinker and always willing to share ideas and information. But what I will remember most is his passionate interest in whatever the latest project was that he was involved, and the sparkle in his eyes as he shared the story.

    I know he has found peace.

  5. David and Barbara Smith and Family
    June 9, 2008 12:00 am

    I have known Pete for the past nine years and I know I am not alone in my tremendous respect and admiration for him, not only as a professional but also as a person who balanced his personal and professional lives very well.

    His work ethic was very strong. He was well respected by customers and colleagues alike. A young engineer or account manager would be hard pressed to keep up with Pete. He had a passion for his work that was easily spread to his colleagues.

    I will truly miss Pete. Please accept my condolences as I am sure this is an extremely difficult time.

  6. Larry Bauer
    June 9, 2008 12:00 am

    Pete was a world authority on refractories and a world-class individual. He approached work the way he approached life – with integrity, honor and enthusiasm. To say he will be missed would be a gross understatement.

  7. Larry Strothkamp
    June 9, 2008 12:00 am

    Barbara, Anna and I so sorry to learn of Pete’s death. I first met Pete nearly 20 years ago. He has been a great friend. I’ll never forget the nice vacations we all had in the years with Premier. I will stay in touch,
    Larry & Anna Strothkamp

  8. Pat Kuzemsky
    June 9, 2008 12:00 am

    My sympathies go to all Pete’s family and friends. Pete was a good person to work with and a great person in general. He always found time to help me when I needed it and ask about how I was and what was up in my life. What a great example of a person who knew what was important in life! I will miss Pete but smile when I think of him.

  9. Greg Odenthal
    June 9, 2008 12:00 am

    I only knew and worked with Pete for a short amount of time but it feels like we spent a life time together. He was not only a friend but a mentor as well. I learned so much from him and I am grateful for what time we did have. I will miss him very much.

  10. Larry bock
    June 9, 2008 12:00 am

    I had the privilege to know Pete for the past 15 yrs. He was a true gentleman and diplomat. He will be sincerely missed by all who knew him.

  11. Dennis Heuer
    June 9, 2008 12:00 am

    Barb and Family,
    My wife and I send our sincere condolences for your loss. Pete was a mentor and good friend to me during my tenure with Vesuvius. His life and business lessons usually came in the form of the countless stories that make up one of his endearing trademarks. Those stories, among other things, will be truly missed. We will be unable to make it to the service to pay our respects, but our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and Pete.


    Dennis & Stephanie Heuer

  12. Bror Pokorny
    June 9, 2008 12:00 am

    After working together over 20 years, we became close friends and shared a lot of good thoughts. Peter was like my older brother, just wiser and more experienced.

    We are many who will miss him

    Bror Pokorny – Floda, Sweden

  13. Dawn Mari Caputi
    June 9, 2008 12:00 am

    Pete was such a wonderful friend, co-worker, mentor, husband, father and grandpa. He is truly an inspiration to me and I am eternally grateful to Ms. Barb for sharing her husband with Vesuvius for all of these years. What a wonderful man. I will truly miss him. I am sure he is soooo happy with Diane right now. What a blessing to have known Pete Hoagland. :0)

  14. Tammy Lindsey Sumner
    March 9, 2008 12:00 am

    I was a friend of Diane and was the girl that sang at her wedding. We moved away from Gadsden several years ago and eventually lost touch with Diane so yesterday I found out that not only had her dad passed away but that she too is gone. I am so saddened for your family and the losses you have suffered and I’m so sorry I didn’t know about Diane sooner. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Jean-Pierre Tremblay
    March 9, 2008 12:00 am

    Pete was like my father and he was always listwning to us and given us a good way to succes.
    our deepest condolence and our pray will be with you for all the week

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