BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Robert E. “Hoagy” Hoagland of Bowling Green died Wednesday evening, March 8, 2006, in his home. He was 86.

Mr. Hoagland was born Sept. 15, 1919, in Sharon to Clarence and Ruby Goodall Hoagland.

He married Esther Minner on Feb. 7, 1942. She preceded him in death on Feb. 1, 1996, after 54 happy years of marriage.

Bob was the former executive manager for Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce from 1965 until his retirement in 1984. Prior to that he was an outside sales representative for various companies for 20 years. The Hoaglands moved to Bowling Green in 1957 when he was transferred by his employer from North Carolina.

“Hoagy” served in the Army Air Corps and attained the rank of master sergeant. He served for 34 months at Hickman Field in Honolulu, Hawaii.

His wife, Esther, was a registered nurse for 22 years at Bowling Green State University Health Center.

Bob was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 818, both Bowling Green; and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Hickory Post 6166, Hermitage.

He was a 50-year member of Free and Accepted Masons Shenango Lodge 668, Sharon; and was a 32nd degree member of Scottish Rite’s New Castle Consistory.

Surviving are: a daughter, Linda, formerly Mrs. Dennis Broderick, Chelsea, Mich.; a son, Robert A. Hoagland, Yardley, Pa.; and two brothers, Allen D. Hoagland, New Wilmington; and David F. Hoagland, Sharon. He also leaves four grandsons, four granddaughters, a great-grandson and a special friend, Helen Dean, Bowling Green.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William Hoagland; and a sister, Eleanor Sentman.

Memorial contributions may be made to cancer research; or American Lung Association of Ohio, Northeast Region, 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd. 260, Independence, OH 44131.


Robert E. “Hoagy,” 86, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Calling hours: Condolences may be sent to

Service: A memorial service and Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks rites will be announced at a later date.

Burial: Next to his wife, Esther, in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green.

Arrangements by DUNN FUNERAL HOME, 408 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green.

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