AUSTIN L. HOGAN liked to kick back on the rooftop deck of his Society Hill condominium overlooking the Delaware River and burn through books at a scary pace.
"He would devour a book in an hour and a half," said his wife, Margaret Leyden. "It was frightening."
Not only books but newspapers, local, national and even international, would fall into the maw of his insatiable greed for information and amusement.
And he often would turn from the printed page to his Kindle.
"He read everything," his wife said. "He wanted to know what was going on in the world."
Austin Hogan, a highly regarded lawyer who specialized in product liability cases and was most at home arguing cases in the courtroom, a devoted family man who was always there for his children and siblings no matter the severity of the problem, and a man with a sneaky sense of humor, died of complications of renal cancer on April 5. He was 75.