From the Tallahassee Democrat|
January 19, 2006
John Mark Brogle John Mark Brogle, 61, of Okinawa, Japan, and a retired
educator and coach, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, in St. Petersburg. The
service will be at 10:45 a.m. EST Monday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in
St. Petersburg. Taylor Family Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Pinellas
Park (727-545-9858) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox
Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303.
John was born in Cincinnati and moved to
St. Petersburg in 1948. He received his bachelor's degree from Florida
State University, where he lettered in track. He received his master's
degree from the University of South Florida. He coached and was vice
principal at St. Petersburg Catholic (formerly Bishop Barry) for 10 years.
He moved back to Tallahassee in 1976, where he taught at FSU and coached
cross-country and track. In 1985, John moved overseas to teach at
Department of Defense schools and lived in Italy and Germany and spent the
last 13 years living in Okinawa. He was a member of the FSU Varsity Club
and Florida Track and Field Hall of Fame and was an avid golfer, devoted
husband and loving father. Survivors include his loving wife of 39 years,
Margaret of Okinawa; a daughter, Kimberly of Tallahassee; a son, John Mark
Jr. (and wife Bonnie) of Jacksonville; his mother, Barbara Brogle of St.
Petersburg; two brothers, Dr. James (and wife Barbara) and David (and wife
Jaime); two sisters, Barbara LaBar and Juanita Mullaney (and husband
Michael); a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and many devoted friends
from all over the world. He was preceded in death by his father, David
James, and a brother, Thomas.