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September 7, 2013

Jacob "Butch" Kogo

PLANTATION, FL — Jacob "Butch" Kogo, 80, of Plantation, FL, went to be with his Lord on September 2, 2013. He was born to immigrant parents in North Tonawanda, NY, on October 8, 1932.

He joined the U.S. Army/Air Force, serving in Korea during the Korean Conflict. In 1963, he moved to Detroit, MI to work as a Welder for Ford Motor Co., and  married Emma Louise Edin, also of North Tonawanda.

Jacob loved food, fishing and fellowship with his friends, always ready with a story and a joke. He loved doing and making things with his hands, and serving his community. He was a Scout Master and Detroit Police Reserve Officer, and a member of the Citizens Patrol. He was a member of Rio Vista Community Church in Fort Lauderdale.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Anne Kogo; brother, David and       sister, Elizabeth. Jacob is survived by family that will love and miss him greatly: his brothers, Donald and Daniel; sister, Ann Marie Bitter; wife, Emma, their five children and 16 grandchildren: Rhonda (Mark) Hart (Amanda, Devin); Mark (Ashley) Kogo (Charlotte, Benjamin); Christine (Jim) Potter (Michael, Emily); Matthew (Michelle) Kogo (Samantha, Sarah and Abigail); and Vincent (Jen) Kogo (Aeneas, Timothy, Hannah, Josiah, Simeon, Samuel and Hadassah).

Jacob's ashes will be interred at South Florida National Cemetery in Boynton Beach, FL. A small memorial gathering will be held at home at a future date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kalis-McIntee Funeral & Cremation Center.

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