Fellow Prime Timer, John P. “Jack” Hogan of Boston, passed away at age 77 on March 30th, 2016. Born in Buffalo, NY, Jack was the son of the late Thomas and Kathleen (Kennealy) Hogan. He graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo in 1960. Following school, he served in the National Guard for 6 years. Jack worked at MetLife before joining his partner in a catering business as a bartender, working primarily at the Wang Center’s Metropolitan Bar. Jack was passionate about life and loved to travel, the theater, the Red Sox, his church—St. Cecilia and was proud member of the Boston Prime Timers. In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased by his loving partner, George Holman. He is survived by two cousins, Tessie O’Riordan and Helen Madigan, both of County Cork, Ireland as well as many dear friends. His Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 4th at 10 AM at St. Cecilia Church, 18 Belvidere St., Boston. Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend. A private interment will take place in Buffalo, NY. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the St. Cecilia Parish or to COPD Foundation.
Long-time member Howard L. Bornstein (72) passed away, Sunday February 14th of a heart attack. Howard was born in Boston on April 14th, 1943. He was an only child. He is survived by distant cousins. Howard was a very private person, and didn’t share much except with his close friends, but we did find out after his passing that he loved the color red. Howard was interred at Center Cemetary in Pembroke on February 19th, attended by twelve of his dear friends. He was laid to rest next to his parter of twenty years, Ron Smyth who passed in 1984.