|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1920|
|Death: ||May 24, 2008|
KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL, Knoxville, TN, May 29, 2008, obituary
BROGAN, ROBERT THOMAS - On May 24th, Robert Thomas (Tom) Brogan, age 86, died peacefully at Blount Memorial Hospital, Maryville, after an exceptionally valiant four-week fight for his life.
He was preceded in death by his brother; James Michael Brogan; his daughter, Susan Fonde Klemmt, and his grandson, Marshall Thomas Klemmt.
He is survived by his brother, Edwin Bernard Brogan; his sister the Rev. Betty Jean Brogan; his brother, Cornelius Patrick Brogan, and his wife of 64 years, Frances (Frankie) Fonde Brogan, and their three surviving children: Rebecca Anne (Max) Bishop of Brighton, MI; Robert Thomas (Pamela) Brogan, Jr. of Houston, TX; Katherine King (Michael) Enyart of Austin TX; son-in-law, R. Anderson Klemmt. Tom has 9 surviving granddaughters: Lisa Bishop Davisson, Catherine Lynn Bishop, Faith Renee Bishop, Christie Anne Brogan, Julia Brogan Giles, Nika Noel Brogan, Amy Farrar Gibbs, Genevieve Enyart Faulkner, and Amarin King Enyart, and two great-grandchildren: Cayden Garrison Giles, and Caylynn Jade Bishop.
Tom Brogan graduated as a Phi Beta Kappa when 19 years of age from the University of Richmond, Virginia. He also took Civilian Pilot Training while in college and became a Service Pilot, a flight instructor and ferried planes all over the USA. When World War II began, he served in the Air Transport Command of the Army Air Corps, flying supplies out to Pacific Islands, and carrying the wounded back. He was Captain by the war's end. Tom flew commercially after the war with American Over-Seas Airline, until it merged with Pan American. He then entered the business world and first worked for Nash-Kelvinator. He was recruited by McCann-Erickson, a huge advertising agency in New York City. He stayed with them as a successful account executive until he retired in 1994. Tom Brogan was a quiet man, with integrity and loyalty. His fine mind, graceful way with words, and sense of humor aided him throughout his life. He became a wonderful listener, a rare gift. Tom was greatly beloved by this large family of mostly girls, since he was always ready to listen and help when possible. He and his wife lived in New York, Michigan and Texas before retiring to their TreeTops haven in Townsend, TN in 1994. He served as Treasurer of the Laurel Valley Association and then President. There he used his fine listening and mediating skills to peacefully end a lawsuit between the developer and the Association. Also in retirement, Tom sang in the choir at St John's Episcopal Cathedral in Knoxville, and with the Knoxville Choral Society.
There will be a Memorial Service in his honor at 11:00 AM at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 418 Cumberland Ave. on Monday, June 2nd.
Frances Habersham Fonde Brogan (1922 - 2009)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Cousins by the Dozens
Record added: Mar 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49725798