Sheridan John “Oggie” Ogden Obituary

Sheridan John “Oggie” Ogden

Hackensack – Sheridan John Ogden, “Oggie” of Hackensack, formerly of River Edge, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, November 4, at the age of 73. Originally from Teaneck, Sheridan was a proud graduate of Teaneck High School, where he was fond of jokes, spent seven wonderful years and was a life member of the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps. The eldest of six children, Sheridan was known for his antics in town and shocked almost everyone in Teaneck when he joined the Teaneck Police Department in 1980. Sheridan married his wife, Dottie, 47 in 1974 and the couple moved to River Edge in 1978. Together they raised their two sons at River Edge, where Sheridan was an active member of the community as Little League coach, Boy Scout leader, Knights of Columbus and your friendly neighborhood plumber. He was perhaps best known in town as the man in the turkey hat who organized the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive campaign at St. Peter the Apostle Parish with Dottie. Along the way, Sheridan received his BSc in Criminal Justice from William Paterson University in 1985 and later became an instructor at the Bergen County Police Academy as well as a founding member of the Community Policing Program. of the TPD. In 2006, Oggie retired as a sergeant after 26 years and began spending summers at Hemlock Farms, Pa., Where he enjoyed walking with his beloved dog, Jack, volunteering with Habitat for the humanity and watch the bears through the back window. Throughout his life, Oggie was known for his generous spirit, unwavering integrity and above all his sense of humor. He is survived by countless family and friends, including his beloved wife, Dottie, son Eric and son-in-law Garth Pearl, as well as son and daughter-in-law Steven and Heather Ogden. Sheridan is predeceased by his brothers John and Dennis Ogden, and is survived by his sister Mary Ellen Walter and brothers Timothy and Gregory Ogden. The family will receive Oggie fans at the Volk Leber Funeral Home at 268 Kinderkamack Rd. In Oradell on Sunday, November 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Peter the Apostle Church in River Edge on Monday at 10 am. Lifetime count of 10,141 turkeys by bringing a turkey to your local food bank or donating to the Community Food Bank of NJ. As Oggie would say, “Good to see me!” For more information and to view Oggie’s tribute page, please visit

Posted on November 05, 2021

Posted in Record and Herald News

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