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Robert Allen Hoagland

April 26, 1939 — January 5, 2023

Robert (Bob) Allen Hoagland, Jr., age 83 of Carbondale, IL, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2023, with his wife and children by his side.

Bob was born April 26, 1939 to Robert and Gertrude (Fox) Hoagland in Oak Park, IL. He was an exceptional athlete playing baseball and basketball at Oak Park High School as well as Tabor Academy in Marion, MA. Bob graduated from Dartmouth College in 1961 and married his high school sweetheart, Jean Ure, shortly after graduation.

Bob started his successful executive career with Pneumo Dynamics in 1965, working both on the East coast and throughout the Midwest. In 1978, he moved to Chicago, IL and joined UNR Industries. Later, he relocated to Freeport. IL in 1985 to work for Household Manufacturing. Bob finished his career in New Haven, CT in 2000, after spending ten years with Ingersoll-Rand.

Upon retirement, he divided his time between Marion, MA and Palm City, FL. In 2015, he settled in Carbondale, IL to be near his children and grandchildren. Bob was a mentor and friend to many and always championed the success of others. He was devoted to his family and led with kindness, compassion and humor.

Bob is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean; daughter Laura (Harun) Durudogan, son Richard (Lori) Hoagland, daughter Catherine (Rick) Johnson; grandchildren Leigh Durudogan (Blake Arthurs), Adam Durudogan, Cate Durudogan, Maxwell Johnson, Sadie Johnson, Ava Hoagland, Colton Hoagland; brother Thomas (Suzanna) Hoagland and sister Suzy (David) Titus.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Gertrude, and his niece, Amy Kane.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale assisted the family with arrangements. To leave a story or memory of Robert visit

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