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UPDATE: Incoming MRH Board Member Alex Hogue Dies

The Richmond Heights resident was well known among the people associated with district's middle and high school communities.

Incoming Maplewood Richmond Heights Board of Education member Alex Hogue has died, the board's president said Monday.

Hogue died suddenly Sunday night, board President Maria Langston said. His family had not released additional details about his passing. Details about funeral arrangements were not immediately available.

"He was a very nice man," Langston said. Hogue had been as a board member in April, and the board had already been working with him on several issues of importance to the district.

Hogue was a resident of Richmond Heights' Hadley Township neighborhood and a frequent attendee at City Council meetings.

His son attends in Maplewood.

Reggie Finney lived across the street from Hogue, whom he described as a family man concerned about issues related to children at the schools and the .

"He worked very hard on both of these issues," Finney said.

Hogue was a lifelong Richmond Heights resident.

He served for nearly 19 years as a firefighter with the St. Louis City Fire Department, Capt. Dan Sutter said.

"I think he was well liked and respected by his peers," Sutter said. He said that while that phrase is often used, it was true for Hogue.

Phil Gibson March 14, 2011 at 11:49 PM
Alex was a classmate of mine at CBC and a lifelong friend. I extend my sincere condolences and prayers to his family and friends. He was also my fraternity brother, Kappa Alpha Psi, and will be missed by his brother Phil Gibson.
Kelton March 15, 2011 at 03:29 PM
It saddens me to here that one of Mizzou family members has gone on to be with the Lord....I will certainly be praying for the family. Kelton
Rev Rich lockette March 17, 2011 at 11:42 AM
Alex was famous for fighting for the underdog he would not allow tradition to be the standard of his life. I personally loved his free spirit, his zest for leaving his spirit's print on any and everything he was a part of. Alex made tough decision's look easy, he was larger than his modest frame with more natural talent that almost could be deemed unfair, all of this along with the heart of a champion. the world will not be a better place without him. I extend my families condolences to Kimmie and the Hogue family.

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