MONROE – On Friday, June 16, 2023, Mr. Geoffrey Randall “Randy” Hogg, 75, formerly of Glen Rock, NJ, passed away at Brookdale Monroe Square in Monroe, NC.
Randy was born March 19, 1948, in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was the only child of Geoffrey Hogg and Lucille Russell Hogg.
Although Randy completed very little public education, he was blessed with a brilliant mind. He could not read or write, but he loved books and was gifted in a way in which he was able to “read” and memorize books.
He was knowledgeable of World War II history and anything General Motors, as his father as a long-time employee of General Motors.
Gifted also, with a nostalgic mind and memory, he knew all things involved with movies and cars from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. He knew the actors and actresses of the classic movies and while he was at Brookdale, he and his friends shared a love of classic movies.
For many years, Randy participated in a two-week camp in Eastern, PA for adults with special needs. He often came home excited to share he had learned a foreign language, as the camp counselors were college students from different countries. He attended this camp for 33 years and it was a true highlight of his life.
Following the death of his mother in 1992, Randy came to live in North Carolina near his cousins, Jay Molica and Sharon Molica, who were chosen by his parents to be his guardians. For nearly, 27 years, he was a resident of the Richmond County Adult Group Home in Ellerbe, NC and while there he was employed with the McLaurin Center in Hamlet.
In 2019, when it became necessary for a different level of care, Randy moved to Brookdale Monroe Square where he was blessed by having made friends with other residents with whom he had things in common.
Randy’s family is most grateful to both the staff of the group home in Ellerbe and Brookdale for all they have done for him throughout his years in North Carolina.
Those who are left to cherish memories of Randy are his family Jay and Pat Molica of Monroe, Sharon Molica of Charlotte, Lisa and Wilbur Streater of Huntersville, Ryan, Ryleigh and William Streater of Cornelius Christine and Ali Ruotolo of Charlotte, Janet Cavallo of Port Monmouth, NJ, Jennifer Cavallo and Oscar of Seattle, WA, Catharine, Paul, Audrey and Corinna Wilder of Hoboken NJ and Michelle, Richard, Levi and Simon Hughes of Chevy Chase, MD, as well as, extended family, Angie, Scott and Kayla Dutton, Ben and Lynn Chewning, Brandon, Brandis, Brooklin and Bristol Chewning all of Anson County, NC, Dan and Pam Hamblin of Dayton, OH and Laura Trent of Ohio.
The family plans to have a service with inurnment in Brooklyn, NY at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com