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Mr. John Raymond Fogler

Mr. John Raymond Fogler
February 16, 1945 – September 5, 2019

John Raymond Fogler passed away on September 5th, 2019 after a brief battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

John grew up in Rochester, NY and graduated from Irondequoit High School in 1963. He then attended the University of Maine and graduated in 1967. While at the University of Maine, John met Kathy Fogler (Holtan), his loving wife of 53 years. John then went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Science from Colby College Waterville, Maine.

John and Kathy started teaching school in Maine for one year and then moved to Scarsdale, NY, where they taught for another two. John then went on to teach and administrate at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, NY for 30 years. He loved his time at “the Prep,” and he and Kathy eventually moved to New Rochelle, NY.

After retiring in 2001, John and Kathy moved to Naples, FL. They enjoyed cruising all around the world with each other and visited 6 out of the 7 continents. They also loved spending family time in Maine and New York. While in Naples, John enjoyed the warm weather and the ability to exercise all year long.

John is survived by his wife Kathy and two daughters, Amber Fogler-Tortora and Krystal Fogler Lavigueur. Amber and her wife Jennifer reside in New York City, NY with their 9-month old daughter Riley Ray. Krystal and her husband Frank reside in Brewer, ME with their two daughters, 11-year-old Brynn Mary and 9-year-old Bixby Kim.

At the request of John’s family, there will be no visiting hours or services. Gifts in memory of John can be made to the University of Maine Department of Athletics payable to the University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place, Orono, Maine, 04469-5792 or online at our.umaine.edu/johnrfogler.

Condolence

John Slocum

September 6, 2019, 9:00 pm

Among my fondest memories of teaching and coaching at Iona was John Fogler.
We were colleagues and friends for all the years I was there and it continued when my wife Ann joined the faculty.
I especially treasure the time we spent working with the students in the weight room. Pushing the kids and pushing each other. It didn’t seem to matter how much I lifted, John always managed to lift a few pounds more.
One of my fondest memories was watching our vice principal, Mr. Flynn, introducing John to an incoming freshman class and saying “Please don’t let his size scare you he’s really very gentle.”
How true.
Kathy, Amber,Krystal and all the family, Ann and I want you to know you are in our prayers.
John was a wonderful guy.

Shanti Maveal

September 8, 2019, 11:21 pm

I will miss my favorite yoga student and good friend. John was so dedicated to his yoga practice. It always amazed and amused me how he always
did his homework assignments. Over the years I have become close with John and Kathy . I will miss John very much . John was the most gentle and
sweetest guy I have and will ever teach. Be in Peace my dear friend

Jeannie Ward Peil

September 9, 2019, 12:12 am

My deepest sympathies to you all. Sending prayers and love to you all. May he Rest In Peace ❤️

Colleen Callahan Anna

September 9, 2019, 1:51 am

Condolences to Mrs. Fogler. She was the only reason I survived/passed math in high school. I think of her often – especially when I’m sharing with my own students the necessity of having teachers who push a little and truly believe in the kids they teach – even the ones who struggle.

Steve and Jane Goodwin

September 9, 2019, 4:04 am

Steve Goodwin, Richmond, Maine

Met this man in September 1963 in Orono, Maine. We roomed together our Freshman and Sophomore years in Gannett and Hannibal Hamlin Halls at the University of Maine. Introduced him to Kathy Holtan at a dance in Lenyall Hall. Made many memories in those years and John had a profound influence in my growth as a young man from a small maine town. He came from a Great family whom I have admired and are still envolved with in Exeter, Maine. Our paths crossed again when John retired and moved back to Maine and lived in Grampy Raymond’s farm house. It had been 30 some years ,but It was like we had never had been seperated . I would stop in every chance I got to just sit and talk about life in general, sheep, calves, growing garlic and old times. John never changed, never complained, always that easy smile and a gentleness he always possessed. He was proud of his family and adored his grand kids and he loved being around the farm and of course his Kathy. We will all miss him dearly of course but take comfort in the fact that we are blessed to have known him. Rest in peace my friend.
Kathy and family , Jane and I want you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tim Gallin

September 9, 2019, 12:06 pm

My condolences to Kathy, Amber and Krystal along with the rest of the Fogler clan. John was a coach and teacher of mine at Iona Prep and was even inducted into the Iona Prep Hall of Fame the same year my family was inducted. A full page ad in the program for that evening was taken out by Mike Malone from the class of 68 that sums up John nicely. It says, and I quote “Congratulations to Iona Prep Hall of Famer John Fogler, A Great Teacher, A Great Coach, A Great Man. And Special Thanks to John For Putting Up with All Those Gallins!!” Rest in Peace Coach:)

Tim Cohane

September 9, 2019, 1:39 pm

Kathy

We just got the sad news. What a great person John was. We recall fondly times with you and Amber when she was two, and our son was two.

He was very kind to us when we were at Iona. One of those guys you can’t find fault in.

Tim and Lisa Cohane

Jill John-Kall

September 11, 2019, 12:17 pm

RIP, Mr. Fogler. I remember when I first met you with Amber at OLVA, a lifetime ago. Even though life took me to faraway places, the memories of you and your family’s kindness still remain strong and influence me to this day. It’s a sad day but knowing that the best of you lives on in Amber and Krystal makes it better.

Jill John-Kall

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