Russell Owen Brogan
Russell Owen Brogan, 80, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 17, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Perrysburg, Ohio.
He was born on June 19, 1939, in Sebring, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Donna (nee Foster); his two sons, Michael and Bryan; his two daughters, Tracey McCann and Tamara Smith; four grandsons, Jonathan McCann, Steve McCann, Ryan Smith and Trenton Brogan; two granddaughters, Heather and Taryn Smith, and his dog Monkey. Russ also had two step-sons Tim and Todd Shilling, five step-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Ann Brogan; sister, Patricia, and his wife of 40 years, Loretta.
Russell was a high school athlete and excelled at basketball, baseball and football. He continued his love of sports as an adult playing soccer, volleyball, softball and golf, as well as coaching soccer.
Russell worked at the American Shipyards in Lorain, Ohio, as a computer controller for 20-plus years. Upon its closure, he took his skills to Moen until his retirement. It was a skill he learned in the Army, from which he was a veteran.
Russell was an avid reader and enjoyed travel, watching sports and most of all singing karaoke with his wife Donna.
A private gathering was held February 22. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Hospice of NW Ohio.
The family would like to thank Mercy Hospital of Perrysburg for their wonderful care.