A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Terry Holmes Ogle Jr. was born to Constance Loke and Terry Ogle Sr. on July 4th, 1971. He spent a good portion of his young life in California with his younger brother Doug Ogle and later returned to his mother’s home planet of Pennsylvania. Constance remarried Keith Hazleton and created a second pair of marvelous children, Michael Hazleton and the late Kyle Hazleton. Back in California, Terry’s brother Jeff Liesner (also marvelous) was born to Terry Sr. and Kim Liesner.
TJ met his lifelong best friend Mike shortly after moving from California. Together, they became guitar enthusiasts and developed a penchant for mischief. Just ask Mike’s parents - once, while they slept, those two scamps turned everything in their kitchen upside down. In his adolescence, Terry’s great loves were sleep, his 1980 Dodson 200SX, and his long, beautiful blonde hair. For as hard as he played, TJ worked twice as hard. In order to fund his good times, keep that Dodson in tip-top shape, and save for college (which he paid the majority of himself), he spent much of his summers mowing lawns and running a fireworks stand.
WE ARE! Terry often described his time at Penn State Main as the singular greatest era of his life, normally prefacing a retelling of one of his many wild escapades. For as many good times as he had during his schooling, Terry did not neglect his studies, nor did he neglect his body. It was during this time that he got into lifting weights and became very conscious of his health. Following college, TJ developed an immensely diverse and sophisticated palate while traveling the country making good use of his electrical engineering degree. His career spanned Michel’s, PPL, Certainteed, Techneglas, and the oil rigs of Louisiana. Just as he did in his youth, Terry continued to work hard all throughout his life, providing a more than comfortable life for himself and his family. He was a very self driven man who knew how to set goals and see them through.
Terry was twenty-four when he met the love of his life, his “Woobie” Lori Freiberger. After some time, he met her three daughters and revealed the truth of his alien nature to them. He came to love and raise his Woobie’s girls as his own. The eldest, Ashley Bryant, resides in London, England. His middle child, Karissa Ogle-Cikota, resides in Noxen, PA and gave him two grandsons. Terry was preceded in death by his first grandson, Colton Holmes Richard Cikota, and found himself greatly amused by the boisterous personality of Karissa’s second son, Calvin Boone Cikota. The youngest, Mandy Roche, resides in Shavertown, PA, because she could not bear to move further than a few miles away from her dear alien father. She gave TJ his only granddaughter, precocious and whip-smart Remi Anne Brennan.
There was no man more intelligent, diligent, generous, or particular than Terry. He loved nature and would often take the family joyriding very slowly for many hours to see the sights and hold up traffic to say, “Hey, look at that tree!” Like his deeply beloved and actual saint of a mother, Terry placed high importance on experiences. He enjoyed going to fairs as well as visiting Knoebels in his special Knoebels cargo shorts for days filled with K-fun, K-food, K-fantasy and an awful lot of Cesari’s Pizza. Frequently, he took his Woobie to the beach where they worked very hard to maintain their perfect tans and eat their way through the boardwalk.
Terry had a huge appreciation for spontaneity when it was his own but never under any other circumstances. He would give the family a heads up of about two minutes before declaring, “The party bus is leaving!” On April 29th, 2023, the party bus left the station for the last time, but this time he generously gave his family plenty of time to gather and send him off with love. In his honor, we promise to always point out that the stand next to the chicken fries place at Knoebels is on fire.
All are welcome at a graveside service will be held by Pastor Carol Colman on Saturday, May 13th, 11AM, at the Fern Knoll Burial Park. Call Richard Disque Funeral Home with any questions. Condolences may be made to Disquefuneralhome.com