John A. Mogen passed away on January 11, 2021. He was born in Owatonna, Minnesota. He received a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a Master’s degree in public administration from the University of Minnesota. He then worked for two years for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in Chicago and then another two years with the Cornell University/Ford Foundation consortium in Santiago, Chile.
John moved to Akron in 1969 and worked for Forest City/Dillon as a development manager. In 1976, he became a licensed real estate broker and later became a partner in the Spalding/Mogen Real Estate Company. He formed Mogen Real Estate in 1989.
John had served on many boards including Akron General Partners, the Akron Chapter of the American Red Cross, United Disability Service, Greater Akron Music Association, Sumner on Merriman and Summit County’s Social Services Advisory Board. He was director of the Akron Rotary Foundation and the Akron Symphony Foundation. He was a member of the Commerce Club and a past president of that organization. He was a long-time member of the Akron Board of Realtors and was selected as the commercial/industrial realtor of the year.
In his leisure time, John enjoyed travelling (he had visited every nation in South America), playing tennis and an occasional round of golf.
John is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kristine (Tina); sons Nicholas (Bronwyn) and Alexander (Emily); four granddaughters and one great grandson. He is also survived by siblings Kay (Howard) Anderson, Karen (Jerry) Ingvaldson, Lucy (William) Monahan and James (Monica); and his step-mother Ruth.
There will be no calling hours and no service at this time. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
If you wish, please make a donation in John’s name to the Akron Rotary Camp, 4460 Rex Lake Dr., Akron, OH 44319.
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