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Retired bishop of Altoona-Johnstown dies

.- A retired bishop of Altoona-Johnstown died Monday at a nursing home in Hollidaysburg. Bishop-emeritus James Hogan was 93.

The late bishop was appointed to the diocese in 1966. He retired in 1986, when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 75.

He was born in Philadelphia in 1911 but grew up in Camden, New Jersey. He was ordained in 1937 and served in New Jersey before being named bishop of Altoona-Johnstown.

In a statement, Bishop Joseph Adamec remembered the late bishop as a man of faith, gentleness, humility and hope. Bishop Adamec will preside at the noontime funeral mass June 22 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.


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