William Parke "Tug" Ogden

Jun 12 1942
Aug 18 2017
75 Years
Coatesville, Pennsylvania

William Parke "Tug" Ogden, 75, of West Brandywine, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at Brandywine Hospital.  He was the widow of Linda Ogden, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. 

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Catherine (Softchin) and Harold Ogden.  He attended Octorara High School, and was self-employed as a plumber.  Tug had recently been working part-time with Handicrafters.  

He was a longtime member of Hibernia United Methodist Church.  He was an active member of Sgt. Jones Bradbury Camp #149, Dept of Pa., Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.  He was also a member of the Brandywine-Goddard Lodge No. 383 F.&A.M.    

He is survived by his beloved daughter, Kerri Ogden Dunlap, wife of Richard, of Coatesville; and his granddaughter, Sarah Dunlap.  He was predeceased by his wife, son, Brent Ogden, and his sister, Beverly Ely.  He was also predeceased by his dear friend of several years, Greta Wiggins.  

A celebration of Tug's life will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 11 AM at Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, Pa. with Pastor Mark Beideman officiating.  The viewing will be from 9:30 until 11 AM.  Interment will take place at Hibernia Methodist Cemetery following the service.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Indian Mobile Mission, Box 838, Snowflake, AZ 85937. 

Service Date: 
Aug 24 2017 - 11:00am


Dear Kerry, Richard and Sarah. We were so saddened to hear of your Dads passing. He was such a good man. We have so many great memories of him. Please know that we are praying for Gods strength to help you through this. All our Sam Softchin Sr and family.

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The Odgen family has our sincere heartfelt condolences at this time of  your need,  May GOD Bless All of You Now and Always, Love Always, Joan & Sam Brinton


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Uncle Bill was a kind, thoughtful, and wonderful man . He was a great host ,really knew how to throw a party , amazing cook  and was always a pleasure to talk to . He was so knowledgeable in many things and I learned something new every time we talked.  He is going to be truly missed.  Uncle Bill may you rest in peace with all your loved ones above.

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It was such an honor to have you and Mom-Mom Linda as my grandpartents. I cant tell you how thankful I was to be part of this family. From this day on I will miss you greatly. Please give my daddy and Mom-Mom a huge hug and kiss for me. Aunt Kerri, Uncle Rich and Sarah I send warm healing thoughts and prayers your way to help you heal in this time. Grampy will be truly missed! 


Love Cherish

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Dear Keri, Rich, Sarah, I am so sorry to hear about Dad, Fat\her-in-Law, "Grampy",  So many memories were created and never ever will be forgotten.  Family is always together no matter what.. Your Father was there for all us and he will aways be there.   He created memories for his Daughter (you Keri), Rich (son-in-law), Sarah (garand daughter), Cherish, Ozzy and Johnathan..  There are memories that we all share from your father ever dayl  We Love You All!



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I was lucky enought to meet Bill on a fishing trip to Alaska, arranged by Pat Ely. "Uncle Tug" was a great guy and we had a good time together. Every airport we went through he would be passed right along by the screeners, while the rest of us usually ended up being patted down. His gentle character must have shown through. I tried my best to educate him on the Civil War but he had a little more insight than me. He was fun to be around, if only for a week.

My sincere condolences to all.


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My thoughts and Prayers are with my cousin Tugs daughter  Kerri, son in -law Richard and granddaughter  Sarah and many others family and friends .   You are now  with many of your Loved Ones Tug.. May You Rest in Peace 


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Pop pop bill,

We are all at a great loss with your passing. You were there to comfort all of us with mom mom linda and then dad's passing. No one could ever lift hopes and feelings as you could. I remember trips to the mountains hunting as we spotted for deer and my hand would get cold. I remember all the great family outings and picnics at your house. These are only a fraction of memories and you will be greatly missed. Tell dad and mom mom linda I said all is well and I miss them. You all would of loved to meet Kelly. Aunt kerry,sarah and uncle rich you are all in my thoughts and prayers. It is a grave loss and I'm sorry.

Love ozzy pyle.

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I knew Bill from delivering to my employment. He was a great guy and always in great spirits when he stopped in. I enjoyed the time we spent talking. He will be missed. RIP friend 

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