Ned William Hoge, 87, of Wayne PA, passed away on July 20, 2019.
Ned was a loving
and much loved - son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend.
Ned was born to Gustave and Mary (Kuck) Hoge on March 3, 1932 in New Knoxville, OH.
He was one of five children and is survived by his brother, Robert Hoge and sister, Ruth List and was predeceased by his brother, Carl Hoge and sister, Mary Ann Hirschfeld.
Ned was married to the late Marilyn Henkener and together they raised two great children
Michael and Cindy.
Over the years Ned enjoyed camping adventures with Cindy, rebuilt Corvettes with Michael, and enjoyed nearly 25 years living with Cindy and his grandchildren Ashley, Katie and Ryan in Wayne, PA.
He was proud of his son Michael, a professor at Yale, and his sons Chris and Connor.
Ned graduated from New Knoxville High School, served in the Army during the Korean War, and graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science and a MBA. He was an accomplished sales and manufacturing executive.
Late in his career Ned received a patent for a unique pneumatic controller and launched a company to sell it across the nation.
Ned spent his later years renovating homes and fixing almost anything in need of repair. He enjoyed music and photography and was passionate about politics. He had a kind heart and would do anything to help family and friends.
Ned is survived by his loving family including Michael Hoge of Guilford, CT; his wife Nancy Anderson; and their two sons, Christopher Hoge of St. Paul, MN and his wife Kerry Alexander, and Connor Hoge of Palo Alto, CA and his partner Annie Schweikert; and Ned's daughter Cynthia Kerr of Wayne, PA; her husband Gavin; their daughter Ashley Kerr, her husband Jason Muhlencamp, and their daughter Emily of Moscow, ID; and Katie Holcomb, her husband Jared and their son Jack of Paoli, PA. Ned was very close to Cindy and Gavin's son Ryan Kerr who passed away in 2008.
Ned lived a great life filled with family, interesting challenges and many successes.
He will be deeply missed by all - and none more than his favorite four-legged friend Lily.
He buried in a private funeral and interment.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to support the work of Ryan's Case for Smiles.