ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, John Ogden, 88 years old, born on August 24, 1932, and passed away on April 10, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Sarah Bliss on April 23, 2021
My grandpa was the kindest, most patient man I have ever met. He and my grandma would babysit me when I was little. Grandpa used to take me outside for hours and let me climb trees in the woods next to my house. He was always at the bottom, ready to catch me if I were to fall. He would take me to the pool in his retirement village for the entire day after I had slept over their houses. He taught me how to play the xylophone and gave me endless amounts of peanuts to feed to his giant parrot. He would wait outside with me to try and see his neighborhood chipmunk "alvin" who frequented his backyard. He was always full of fun and adventures. We made a lot of wonderful memories together and I will miss him dearly.
Posted by Christian Williams on April 17, 2021
My fondest memories of Grandpa are when we'd visit at his and Grandmas home in Central Florida. I'd always make him play his vibraphone for me . I knew little about music at the time so I didn't realize how talented of a musician and percussionist he was. It was these experiences along with spending a summer with my Uncle Johnny that inspired me to be the musician I am today .
He always encouraged me and took interest in my musical endeavors along the way . I'll always be forever grateful for his impact on my life .
Posted by Mark Ogden on April 16, 2021
   My Father met my mother with 4 children of her own and soon after John Jr was born. He treated all of us as his own children. He worked at Ciba for 28yrs taught drum lessons on the side and played music on weekends for extra money. We always lived. in a beautiful home, and we never went with out.
   I consider John Ogden my real father, that's why I took his last name. Any one can have a child. it takes a real man to raise a child. My dad went to every football game and soccer game for my older brothers. He taught John and I the drums which gave me the incredible gift of music. Recently ,my sister and I remembered the family vacations we took every year and summers at the country club.
    John Ogden loved playing golf, playing the drums and was a loving father and husband.

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Posted by Sarah Bliss on April 23, 2021
My grandpa was the kindest, most patient man I have ever met. He and my grandma would babysit me when I was little. Grandpa used to take me outside for hours and let me climb trees in the woods next to my house. He was always at the bottom, ready to catch me if I were to fall. He would take me to the pool in his retirement village for the entire day after I had slept over their houses. He taught me how to play the xylophone and gave me endless amounts of peanuts to feed to his giant parrot. He would wait outside with me to try and see his neighborhood chipmunk "alvin" who frequented his backyard. He was always full of fun and adventures. We made a lot of wonderful memories together and I will miss him dearly.
Posted by Christian Williams on April 17, 2021
My fondest memories of Grandpa are when we'd visit at his and Grandmas home in Central Florida. I'd always make him play his vibraphone for me . I knew little about music at the time so I didn't realize how talented of a musician and percussionist he was. It was these experiences along with spending a summer with my Uncle Johnny that inspired me to be the musician I am today .
He always encouraged me and took interest in my musical endeavors along the way . I'll always be forever grateful for his impact on my life .
Posted by Mark Ogden on April 16, 2021
   My Father met my mother with 4 children of her own and soon after John Jr was born. He treated all of us as his own children. He worked at Ciba for 28yrs taught drum lessons on the side and played music on weekends for extra money. We always lived. in a beautiful home, and we never went with out.
   I consider John Ogden my real father, that's why I took his last name. Any one can have a child. it takes a real man to raise a child. My dad went to every football game and soccer game for my older brothers. He taught John and I the drums which gave me the incredible gift of music. Recently ,my sister and I remembered the family vacations we took every year and summers at the country club.
    John Ogden loved playing golf, playing the drums and was a loving father and husband.
his Life

His life

                On April 10th 2021 John R. Ogden loving husband father of five passed away at 88.
         Born and raised in Philadelphia he served in the army band for 4 years then became a professional musician and  recorded a record with aristocrats and went on the road in the 50s after tired of road life moved to Toms River N.J.
                  After 30yrs of service he retired from T.R.C. he was predeceased by Helen Anne Ogden He is survived by his children Donald, Phil, Mark, Deborah and John Jr. and 13 grand children and too many great grand children to count.



        
      
     
         
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My Fathers dedication

Shared by Mark Ogden on April 17, 2021
Im writing for my brother John jr who is unable. My father took care of me when I got MS when I was in my early 30s  I am paralyzed from neck down and 56 now. And for all those years he never complained once. He never wanted to see me in nursing home and and he was still taking care of me into his 80s til he got sick. and my brother Mark took over.
      My dad did everything with me took me to shows taught me drums went to all my performances and we could talk about anything.We both loved golf watch it for hours and he always had a smile on his face every morning. And I know it wasn't easy for him especially as he got older. and I will always love him for that,
         The funniest thing I remember is dad waking up every morning and talking to all our pets we had a dog, cat, and bird he would talk to them as if they were people and the bird would talk back to him 
          My dad was the kindest caring soul you could meet and had so much love for all of us
                                  you will be forever in my memories
                                         Love John



In loving memory

Shared by Deborah Dworsky on April 17, 2021
I have many treasured memories of my father. Thanksgiving morning scurrying to prep dinner then out the door to watch my brother play high school football, my swim meets, my brothers band practices. He was at every single event. My fondest memory is of recent year’s, Sunday pizza days, our quiet time. My father was a good man with a strong family & work ethic that he instilled in all of us. He was  devoted to my mother and dedicated to his family. He will be forever in my heart always.