Saturday, December 21, 2013

RIP Friends

Lost two friends, both 41, way too young, both memorialized yesterday. The first, Ogg (everyone called him by this last name) we knew because he was friends with my youngest brother. They were in the same class at CWRU where Ogg was a member of my husband's fraternity (connection two). We saw him a lot at his job at Grum's sub shop on Coventry where he worked during undergrad. He always was happy to see you. Just an all-around great guy. Second friend lost, Diane, was a friend of mine through Alpha Chi Omega. She was active in her local alumnae chapter in Ocala, Lambda Omicron Lambda, and through that we got to know each other at State Days and Conventions. Her kids were interested in some of the same things as Thomas - in fact she and her family were at the same space shuttle launch that John took us to. Diane seemed only a little ill, with strep, but it became systemic and although it seemed like she was going to rally and overcome it, the infection won in the end. Truly tragic. Both of these fine people will be missed. We made a donation to the American Heart Association in honor of Ogg and have contributed with other AXO sisters to a fund that will memorialize Diane in a couple of meaningful ways. Sending condolences to their families and everyone who was closest to both of them. RIP friends.

Dr. Glenn Thomas Ogg, 41, of Freeport, New York, passed away of a massive heart attack Monday, December 9, 2013. He was born in Oberlin on December 13, 1971.

He graduated from Midview High School in 1990, Case Western Reserve University in 1994 and Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1999. His practice was in the Freeport, Long Island, New York area.

Glenn was an avid sports fan, especially football, which he played for 13 years as defensive tackle and nose guard for Midview, Case Western and Southern Michigan Timberwolves semi-pros. He loved coaching football for St. Paul’s Catholic High School in Norwalk. He was a member of Elyria Masonic Lodge #787, Marshall Chapter #47, Elyria Council #86, Elyria Commandery #60 and 32nd Degree Mason in the Valley of Cleveland. Glenn also belonged to numerous medical societies and Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity as President at Case.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Alanda T. Ogg (nee Thomas) of Freeport, New York; parents, William L. and Marilyn E. Ogg (nee Tester) of Grafton; brother, William K. (Jennifer) Ogg of Hebron, Ohio; nephew, Will and niece, Olivia; grandfather, Clyde L. Tester of Norwalk; and step son, Michael McClelland of Freeport, New York.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William H. and Mary Ogg; and maternal grandmother, Helen Tester.

Dr. Glenn, our big Teddy Bear, will be deeply missed for his big smile, good humor and great bedside manner.

The family will receive friends and family Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 7 to 9 P.M. at Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second St., Elyria, with Masonic Services at 7:30 P.M. A visitation will also be held Friday, December 20, 2013 from 11 A.M. to 12 Noon at the funeral home. Funeral Service will begin at 12 Noon with Rev. Delaine K. McGhee officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon. A fellowship luncheon will be held following the interment at the Elyria Masonic Center, 251 6th St., Elyria (across from Elyria High School).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691 or at

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DIANE KATHLEEN LONG, 41, of Ocala, Florida, was called home to be with her Lord on December 14, 2013. She was born on February 20, 1972, in Orlando, Florida, the middle daughter of David Franklin Long and Marcia Moritz Long. She was a member of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Orlando. Surviving are her daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Nguyen, and son, Logan David Nguyen; parents, David and Marci Long; sisters, Dena Long and Denise Long Gallagher (Bill); nieces & nephews, Jordan Shapiro, Thea Gallagher and Eli Gallagher; and paternal grandmother, Mary Etta Long Mayo. Diane’s formal education went from Bunny’s Montessori School, Goss Methodist, Park Maitland, Lake Highland, Boone High School, to Stetson University, where she graduated with her MBA. She was a CPA, but found that her calling was working with animals. She attended the Florida International Teaching Zoo (FITZ), until her time of passing, and had dreams of one day attending school to become a veterinarian. Diane was involved with and in charge of many groups and activities, including: Alpha Chi Omega, South Ocala Elementary School PTO, Endangered Animal Rescue Sanctuary (EARS), Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, Pampered Chef, Hunter’s Ridge Homeowner’s Association, Home Schooling (CHIA & HEART), Imagine Home animal transport, Big Brothers and Sisters, Grace Covenant Church craft bazaar, and play groups for her children. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, on Friday December 20, 2013, at the Shores. source

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