James Dale Cogan

Date of Birth

July 4, 1933

Date of Death

April 1, 2023

City of Death

Buellton Ca.

James Cogan passed away in Buellton, Ca. on April 1, 2023 at 89 years old, where he lived with his wife Marcia.

He was born on July 4, 1933 in Culver City California. He always enjoyed telling people that the whole country celebrated his birthday. When he was about 7 years old, he moved to Santa Barbara where he lived with his father Patrick Cogan.

He is preceded in death by his first wife Maryann Cogan (Guevara), his son William (Billy) Cogan and his brother Dennis Cogan. He is survived by his wife Marcia Cogan (Hoff) and his children James, Allen, Michael, Jeannie (Jones) and Brian, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jim worked for GTE and Verizon from 1962 to 1996 when he retired to become a man of leisure. He loved working on his 1936 Ford, spending many hours on restoring the car he found in the middle of a pile of old cars. He and Marcia also enjoyed traveling in their 5th wheel RV exploring and looking for treasures in antique stores and flea markets along the way.

We will miss his stories of growing up in Santa Barbara carousing around town causing trouble with his friends.

A private service will be held for family at a later date.


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