Remembering John Hoagland, Died on May 1, 2013

May 8, 2013

John Hoagland, who was an ERA Science Advisory Board Member and the chairman of the J-Net Group and Ecology Communications, passed away on Wednesday May 1 surrounded by family at his home in Cape Cod. He will always be remembered for his passion for the environment, commitment to the church, and his loving devotion to his family.

Hoagland graduated from Yale University in the spring of 1951, where he pursued his interests in both poetry and singing as a member of the prestigious A capella group the Whiffenpoofs and the Glee Club. While at Yale, he met Sally Ray, who would become his beloved wife of 48 years. After spending 10 years with the Central Intelligence Agency, he began work as a research and marketing consultant, before taking over managing positions for the Christian Scientist Church’s television and newspaper media ventures. Hoagland went on to found Ecology Communications, an award winning producer and distributer of environmental programs for cable television, government and industry.

Following Sally’s passing, Hoagland married Netty Douglass, with whom he shared a loving relationship characterized by their love for the church, the environment and their family. Hoagland is survived by Netty, four children and nine grandchildren. 

We at Environmental Research Advocates extend our sympathies to the family, and join them in celebrating this great man’s life.