Rev. Homer B. Ogle, 91, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Greenwich, passed away at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 31, 2009.
Homer was born on August 2, 1917 in Freeport, Illinois, to the late George H. and Elsie E. (nee-Reeser) Ogle. He was a graduate of Dubuque College in Iowa where he was President of his graduation class. He attended McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago before transferring to Yale Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 1943. After graduation from Seminary, Homer served as Chaplin of the Jerusalem YMCA during 1944 and 1945. Following his return to the United States at the end of World War II, he was ordained as Minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and served as Minister of the Featherbed Lane Presbyterian Church in New York City; First Presbyterian Church of Northport, NY, Ogden Dunes Presbyterian Church of Ogden Dunes, IN, Jan Hus Presbyterian Church of New York City, and the Presbyterian Church of Astoria, NY. He was also employed by Rotary International, the Greenwich, Connecticut YMCA, American Bible Society, the McBurney School, and United Service Organization before retiring with his wife Betty from Greenwich, CT to Port Charlotte in 1981. He has since moving to Port Charlotte served as interim Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Charlotte where his wife Betty served as Church Organist.
Homer is survived by his three children, son David B. (wife Katharine) Ogle of Avon, CT daughter Kathleen L. (husband Christopher) Davala of Roswell, GA, and son George F. Ogle of Marietta, GA; four grandchildren, Jeff Davala, Stephanie Elevado and husband, Dr. Morris Elevado, Kristen Davala and fiancé Brent Swiger, and Greg Ogle; and by great grandchildren, Alexander and Lauren Elevado. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Betty Virginia Ogle on May 11, 2001.