Jesse F. Cogan, 78

APRIL 15, 1933-FEB. 18, 2012

February 20, 2012

Jesse Franklin “Frank” Cogan, 78, of Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md.

Born April 15, 1933, in Dawson, Pa., he was the son of the late Ernest Cogan and Vera Cogan Shetron.

Frank served our country in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the Church of the Brethren, the Martinsburg Moose, Elks Club, president of Appalachian CB Club and a member of the Teamsters.

Frank also operated Shepherdstown Auto Sales.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Margery Labell of Arizona; and his brother, Jacob Cogan of Georgia.

Frank is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, the love of his life, Betty Stotler Cogan; two sons, Craig Cogan and wife, Demi, and Scott Cogan and wife, Sheila; one daughter, Ronda Penwell; three brothers, Roger Cogan of Everett, Pa., James Cogan of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., and David Cogan of Raleigh, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Friends may call Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home.

Interment will immediately follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Rosedale Funeral Home.

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