Richard Paul Fogo, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away peacefully at home on November 16, 2021. Richard was born in Columbus, Ohio to Edward and Virginia Fogo on July 2, 1933.
He was a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School and class president in 1951. He was a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology. Richard married the love of his life and his high school girlfriend, Mary Ann (Shoemaker) Fogo. Richard and Mary Ann were longtime residents of Columbus where they raised a family of three girls and four boys. Richard worked for the Ohio Fair Plan until the founding of the Ohio Hospital Insurance Company. Richard was named CEO of the Year by the Ohio Insurance Industry. After retiring in 1996, Richard and Mary Ann moved to Phoenix, Arizona to spend time with their family and celebrate 63 years of marriage.
Richard was predeceased by his parents, his brother Second Lt, Edward T. Fogo (POW/MIA Korean War), his son-in-law Al Atkinson (Michele) and his beloved wife Mary Ann (Shoemaker) Fogo. He is survived by his children Michele Atkinson, Phoenix; Edward Fogo, St. Thomas, USVI; Stephen Fogo (Kathy), Swanton, Ohio; Juliette Fogo, Phoenix; Nanette Rodriguez, Scottsdale; Jim Fogo (Lisa), Saratoga Springs, NY; Mark Fogo (Laura), Louisville, Kentucky; and, 9 grandchildren.
Souvenirs are welcome by visiting the Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary Guestbook.
Posted on December 05, 2021
Posted in The Arizona Republic