Obasi Uzoechi Ogan
  • 56 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 7, 1959
  • Place of birth:
    Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
  • Date of passing: Dec 5, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Syracuse, New York, United States
Let the memory of Obasi be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Obasi Ogan, 

56, born on April 7th, 1959 and passed away on December 5, 2015. 

Obasi was a very caring husband to his wife Isoken Ogan;

An amazing dad to his beautiful daughter Ebube ( Miracle)

Faithful and true to his siblings who will miss him terribly.

He had a very special place in the hearts of his uncles,

aunties,relatives and friends.

Farewell Obasi! Farewell Professor!! Farewell Dean!!!

Like a lion, you had a courageous heart 

You fought the good fight and you kept the faith.

You live in our hearts Obasi

We will remember Obasi Uzoechi Ogan forever!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Chima Imoh on 7th April 2017

"Prof and Dean; forever missed"

This tribute was added by Ike Imo on 7th April 2017

"Chairman! Nwoke oma! Managing director Obagan oil and gas, I salute you sir! It's amazing that your transition altered my landscape so completely. I now know that I spent a lot of time in Surulere simply because of you. Now I only seem to pass by. Equally, a lot  of our mutual friends and acquaintances have become strangers. Why? Simple: You. You were the unifying factor. The glue. The pivot around which a lot of things and people revolved. Now that you have moved on, so have we. So have we.."

This tribute was added by Frank Ogali on 7th December 2016

"Funny how tim flies. It's already a year you departed this sinful world. I know you've gone to meet with family who went before you to a better place with the Lord. Continue to rest in peace dear cousin for my consolation is you're with our Maker.
Adieu! Adieu!! Adieu!!!"

This tribute was added by amma ogan on 5th December 2016

"A year gone....there are no  words"

This tribute was added by Iwedi Ojinmah on 5th December 2016

"Rest in peace Sir...and Up Umuahia."

This tribute was added by Ije Nkele on 25th October 2016

"Prof. & Dean Your Far But this Site Brings You So Close. Thanks To The Management of This Great ForEverMissed Site. For A Great Man, with Great Heart, Great Smiles, Great Company, Great Personality. Obasi Uku. Keep Flying High Buddy. Nothing Do You."

This tribute was added by Noel Iky on 7th April 2016

"May you continue to rest in the Lord."

This tribute was added by ifeoma igboji on 2nd February 2016

"May your soul continue to rest peacefully in the Lord, amen!"

This tribute was added by JP Pratt on 12th January 2016

"A good man,a great Boss,an excellent motivator and a brilliant teacher.
I cut my teeth in the commercial world of oil and gas due to your tutelage.
May your Soul rest in peace ...A great man indeed goes to rest...
Cheers Boss!!!

This tribute was added by Johnny Eke Nweke on 8th January 2016

"Obasi it was with great shock I learnt of your demise today.
I was just an FB link to Bar Ejike Ogans post when I noticed an input on Ejike's timeline by a Rex Al Opusgu.
Prof & Dean you were a good jovial and loving  friend.
I wish to express my condolence to those you left behind ; family, relations and friends.
May your soul rest in perfect peace .
Adieu my brother and friend."

This tribute was added by Rex Iko on 6th January 2016


Dear Family and Friends,
The January 5 deadline has passed and I am grateful to all who responded. This is just to say that I have one more day while I am awaiting details of the order of service for anyone who wants to submit a tribute.

The contact for this is. ammaogan@gmail.com"

This tribute was added by amma ogan on 6th January 2016

"Out of the Sweetness came forth Strength!"

This tribute was added by Nnenna Ejekam on 5th January 2016

"Thank you for your kind words and tributes.please visit the following links setup by Obasi's nieces,Ijeoma Idaresit NeeEjekam and Oyinkan Olojede(www.beautifultribute.com & www.drive.google.com).For further details on funeral arrangements,please,contact me at "nnennaogan_ejekam@yahoo.com.Remain blessed."

This tribute was added by okey Nnaobi on 17th December 2015

"Prof and Dean or Jacobs, what else can I say but rest in peace, we all have very fond memories of the Enugu campus days. Saw you last at ikoyi club full of life as usual. A good man has gone home"

This tribute was added by azeez idris on 16th December 2015


This tribute was added by Akobundu Origa on 15th December 2015

"Good things they say never lasts, the news of your demise came to me as a rude shock, never heard you were sick and then a bash! You were a gentleman man, my Inlaw, my Landlord and effective Old Boy, who tried to avoid problems like shit. Well we thank the Almighty God for the life well spent and pray God to give your family and friends the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. May His humble soul Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Lanre Wals on 14th December 2015

"May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. You were a great man and inspired many young ones to grow. My former boss in Oando Plc. Goodnight Sir. Olugbenga Kolawole Ashiru."

This tribute was added by Godwin Okoduwa on 14th December 2015

"A man with a large heart, ever warm and encouraging. I can never forget your calm in the midst of challenging situations. Back then in Oando , you handled issues objectively and gave younger ones so much confidence to give all they could. Even after Oando, we met again several times in Church , you never ceased to encourage me to go ahead to be the best I can be. You had this magnet that made people secure and confident around you - I felt secure and confident around you. I am filled with shock this moment but I pray your family reaps the reward of your great personality. God bless your soul. See you in Heaven"

This tribute was added by Chuks Ogala on 12th December 2015

"Rest in perfect peace Obasi."

This tribute was added by Ike Egbuna on 12th December 2015

"The Prof and Dean. This is a great shock, I was just reminiscing about the good old dayys a few days ago. andf you came to mind. The last I saw you was when you were at the Unipetrol Depot in Apapa, Lagos. You wer very helpful to a struggling young aspiring business man. So sad to learn that you have gone. May your beautiful soul rest in peace.I pray the good lord comfort your wife and daughter. Rest if Perfect Peace. Adieu."

This tribute was added by Usman Amodu on 12th December 2015

"I received with shock the news of your passing. I prefer to celebrate ur life rather than your passing for your good work and wonderful relationship with family and friends will stay in our hearts forever. May you find peace in d bosom of the Lord Jesus...My very Sincere condolences"

This tribute was added by Martin Araka on 12th December 2015

"Obasi.impossible.i just stumbled unto this tribute.
We last met at St Saviours.
Am in shock.
What a loss.
We pray for his soul.wife and daughter whom he was fond of."

This tribute was added by Chima Imoh on 11th December 2015

"Prof was an able and dutiful Umuahian. May he find mercy and favours with the Lord."

This tribute was added by Bode Olaniyan on 11th December 2015

"I am saddened to hear about Obasi's passing. I first met him when we both studied at the University of Lagos 35 years ago and I still have such fond memories of our time at Unilag. I will always remember Obasi as a  gentleman and friend and I pray that the Lord will comfort his family and friends at this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Iwedi Ojinmah on 11th December 2015


This tribute was added by Au Onyejiaka on 11th December 2015

"May you Rest Peacefully in the Lord.
God Almighty, in You all have placed their hope,
please grant Prof Ogan a worthy rest. In Jesus mighty name. Amen"

This tribute was added by Noel Iky on 11th December 2015

"May you rest in the lord till we meet again fellow Umuahian!"

This tribute was added by Buchi Uko on 11th December 2015

"My heart felt sympathy to Obasi's wife ,daughter and the entire Professor OK Ogan's  family.. We do not have answers to this mystery called death  just that it is an  inevitable route for all mortals, There will never be a right time. Onwu amagh egbu sleep well and may our good Lord grant you eternal peace and comfort those you left behind"

This tribute was added by Uchenna Katchy on 11th December 2015

"Prof and Dean!This is the most shocking news I have received in recent times. I recall our days in school when you always shout "get him on the rebound" as I parry the ball towards a goal hungry striker. We lived and talked football at AC hall in those days and we shared jokes on football. We met a couple of times on leaving school and recalled jokes by Gartz(Nwanganga).I will forever miss you."

This tribute was added by Nkechi Obi on 11th December 2015

"Dear Obasi, what a shock! Still trying to get my head around your passing. I remember all our discussions on football and politics and the memories we shared at Dudu's place (Sportshaq).

Words fail me at this moment, but I take solace in knowing that you are in a better place with God our Father. May your kind, gentle, humorous and wonderful spirit rest in perfect peace, amen!"

This tribute was added by Nimi Amachree on 11th December 2015

"Obasi ,Prof n dean, just got the shocking news of your departure. We met in Unilag and were colleagues in Unipetrol ( Oando). You were always a bubbly fellow . A time with you was always filled with convivial ribbing and loads of laughter and brotherly camaraderie . My move to PH limited our contact. Adieu . Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Ngozi Aniagoh on 11th December 2015

"Obasi, the news of your exit from this world blindsided me. You were always bubbly and happy. I have never seen you without a smile . you always made one feel good about themselves. The last time I saw you was 2013 at a funeral and you were still your usual bubbly self, little did I know that 2 years later we will all be saying goodbye to you. Adieu my brother. Rest peacefully in the Lord's bosom. Give my best wishes to your bother Amechi."

This tribute was added by george wiltshire on 11th December 2015

"Obasi, your memories will surely linger on. Adieu Obasi, till we meet again. Rest peacefully in the bosom of our Lord.
George Wiltshire"

This tribute was added by george wiltshire on 11th December 2015

"Obasi, your memories will surely linger on. Adieu Obasi, till we meet again. Rest peacefully in the bosom of our Lord.
George Wiltshire"

This tribute was added by Frank Ogali on 10th December 2015

"I was shocked when I heard the news of your demise. I've never known you to be the sick one. Always full of life & eager to make everyone around you happy. Was very comfortable in your house in Benin. We shared so much n common every time we discuss football. Had always been Arsenal for life. Whom are we to question God. You've gone to be with our maker. Adieu my wonderful cousin, till we meet on d resurrection morning."

This tribute was added by charles chuka aniagolu on 10th December 2015

"Absolutely gutted! I have no words to describe the loss of Prof 'n' Dean. He was friend and he was family. An extraordinarily clever chap, able to give every idea the distinction and savour it deserved, always with a brilliant touch of theatre, always looking remarkably hale, swatting life's trifles away with a flick of his hand. I look out the window at the slanting light of the moon and I have to hope that whilst you rest now, we will one day meet again in a better world."

This tribute was added by Ngozi Odoh on 10th December 2015

"It's so sad and shocking to learn that Dede Obasi has gone to eternal rest. I will always remember his broad smile, tender, loving and caring heart. He was so full of life and touched everyone he came across in a special way. There was never a dull moment with him. We miss you dearest cousin. Rest peacefully in the bosom of our Lord. Goodnight..."

This tribute was added by Uzo Diribe on 10th December 2015

"Prof and Dean! Aluu mee! Oti ocha! I saw you last two summers ago in Lagos and you were still your ebullient, smart and well spoken self. Your gift of gab was still intact and you made the over twenty years we hadn't seen melt away in one instant.  May your siblings be comforted. Ozo emezina!!!"

This tribute was added by Ike Imo on 10th December 2015

"Chairman! Managing Director/CEO Obagan Oil and Gas! I salute you sir! Some of us experienced your kindness and generosity first hand. From Benin City to Lagos, there was one place I knew that I would be welcomed as a brother. From breakfast to dinner, I was made to feel at home. You acknowledged me as your brother and I will never forget it. I testify that the last seven years of your life were the best years of your life. It was during this period that your daughter, Ebube (Miracle); was born after nine (9) years of marriage. It was also during this period that you came to know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour. You metamorphosed from a man who could barely pray to a man who could pray in tongues. You became a respected elder and deacon in your local assembly. Who says that it is the length of life that matters? No sir! It is the quality of life that matters! And you, my brother; lived an excellent life. Indeed. Those of us that you left behind are not despondent because we know where you are. You are at home. In a much better place. And I shall see you again. Never to part again. Adieu Prof and dean. My brother!"

This tribute was added by B.F biddix on 10th December 2015

"Not knowing this man but knowing that so many lives he touched is the memorial of his legacy to stand forever in those many hearts. Prayers and blessings to all. May the peace that is only of God fill every heart with the knowledge he rests safely in the Master's care until the resurrection. God bless you."

This tribute was added by Lady Como2 on 10th December 2015

"Obasi,our loving thoughts shall accompany you on you way. You will be missed."

This tribute was added by ONYEKWO OSONDU-EMERAKU on 10th December 2015

"obasi, it is sad that you left close to two years of Amechi's exit. Sleep well the carbon copy of his father, Prof. Okoronkwo Kesandu Ogan. Shalom."

This tribute was added by Onuoha Agu on 10th December 2015

"Dem Obasi like i rightly called you i will really miss you.
I was with you here in surulere Lagos Nigeria before you left for USA for medical treatment without knowing that could be our last day to meet. I thought after your trip you were going to come back to Lagos instead on Sunday being 6th December i got the shock news that you have passed on.
I appreciate the major role you played in my life as your younger cousin.You taught me what life is all about and how to live a principled life which i believe has impacted a lot of things in my life. You were my mentor, my role model and my adviser which i will ever miss.
Dem Obasi may your gentle soul continue to rest in the bosom of the lord.
Adieu Dede!
Adieu Prof. & Dean!
Adieu Bekee!"

This tribute was added by Uchechi Ogwo on 10th December 2015

"Dearest cousin i bless God for a life well lived...a father,husband,brother and exceptional cousin. Thank you and Isoken for the days you visited daddy in surulere and the unconditional love you readily showed.

May your first christmas in heaven be as glorious as your welcome into God's kingdom.

Rest on big bro!!!"

This tribute was added by Dr Rex al Opusunju on 10th December 2015

"Your translation to heaven was very sudden my beloved brother Obasi.
There are many unanswered questions in my heart
However, I take solace in God's Word that you are present with Christ which is far better!
You left a sweet taste in the mouth of everyone that came in touch with you. You were quite broad hearted and caring.

Adieu Prof!
Adieu Dean!!
Adieu Sir White Nwokeoma!"

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