Jacob Ernest Cogan was born July 31, 1931, in Connellsville, Penn. On Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, Jake died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, Ga.
Jake was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. Jake made a career out of truck driving. He drove lumber and logging trucks in Pagosa Springs for San Juan Lumber Company. He was a driver for Chemical Leaman in Hollidaysburg, Penn., where he retired after 42 years of service. After retiring, Jake moved to Hinesville, Ga. In Hinesville, he drove school buses for Liberty County Schools. He also enjoyed driving the church bus for Grace Baptist Church. Jake was also an active member of the Grace Baptist Congregation. Jake was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and traveling.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 52 years, Selena V. Cogan, of Hinesville, Ga.; sons Edward (June) Madrid of Pagosa Springs, Colo., Kenneth (Edie) Cogan of Orlando, Fla.; daughters Anita Cogan of Greensburg, Penn., Kathy (Kiley) Pyron of Midway, Ga.; brothers Frank (Betty) Cogan of West Virginia, Jim (Barbara) Cogan of New York, Keith (Dolores) of Pennsylvania, and Dave (Jane) of North Carolina; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marge, and parents Vera and Earnest Cogan. Interment was at Granville Veterans Cemetery in Granville, Ga.