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Walter Gogan, 75, Served On Norwalk City Council

NORWALK, Conn. – Walter H. Gogan of Norwalk died Feb. 5 at Norwalk Hospital. He was 75.

Born May 8, 1937, in Bronx, N.Y., Gogan graduated from All Hallows High School in the Bronx, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Fordham University.

He was married to May Gogan, who survives him. He was a retired buyer for Belden-Hausmann Company, and previously worked for Bloomingdale’s in New York City.

While in college, Gogan served as a lifeguard in Long Beach, N.Y. He then served as a corporal in the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1962. He moved to Norwalk in 1964.

Gogan served on the Norwalk City Council from 1978 to 1982 and on the Norwalk Planning and Zoning Commission from 1982 to 1986.

A longtime member of the Norwalk Republican Town Committee, he helped former Mayor Frank Espisito on many campaigns. He was also involved with the committee to build the new courthouse.

Gogan coached baseball with the West Norwalk League for Phil's Auto as well as CYO basketball for St. Matthew’s Church. He was a lifelong fan of the New York Giants and the New York Yankees and was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife; three children, Tim, Jay and Tori; and three grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time. Magner Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Whittingham Cancer Center.

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