Thomas Gerald Bogan was born September 9, 1929 in Jersey City, New Jersey and went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 8, 2015 in Placerville, California. He was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend to all who were privileged to know him. Thomas Gerald Bogan, known to family and friends as Tommy or Tom, was preceded in death by his father Edward Bogan Sr., his mother Mary (Polly) Bogan and his brother, Edward Bogan Jr. He is survived by 7 brothers; Frankie (William), Jackie (John), Vinnie, Joey, Bernie, Gerard, and Steven, and 3 sisters; Mary, Patricia, and Sister Maria Joseph also known as Geraldine. Tom is also survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Lee Bogan, and his 3 children; Daniel Mark Bogan, Cynthia Marie Shephard, and David Eugene Bogan, and 5 grandchildren; Precious Jimenez, Candace Shephard, Christian Shephard, Gracie Bogan, and Michael Thomas Bogan. Tom joined the army at age 18 and was stationed in Seattle, Washington, and later at Fort Ord in Monterey, California. After the Army, California became his home, where he met and married Barbara Lee Pascal, on November 8, 1958 and then started his family in Fremont, California. Tom Bogan was an adventurist at heart, who loved the outdoors; snow skiing, swimming, RVing, Camping, taking his family on numerous trips across the United States, creating many fond and precious memories. The outdoors was his playground, he taught his children how to swing from trees and high-dive into the rivers below as he had done many times before. Tom was quite the storyteller and loved to reminisce about his childhood. He would have many in stiches as he told of his many escapades. Another passion of Tom's was music; playing guitar, singing and yodeling to the delight of family, friends, and many other audiences, as he traveled in a "music band" with the Army across the country. The highlight of his career was meeting Gene Autry and performing on the Horace Heights Radio Show in 1948. Tom continued in his love for music as he worked in Music Sales for many years and later entertained those in more recent times at Bethel Retirement Center in Modesto, Ca. He would sing and yodel to his heart's content for anyone would egg him on. Many times being asked to join the entertainment, of which he loved to oblige. Thomas Gerald Bogan will be dearly missed by those who called him Tommy, Tom, Loving Husband, Daddy, and Grandpa.