Lynn Hogan, who along with her husband, Ed, turned a small New Jersey travel agency into one of the country’s largest packaged travel sellers, Pleasant Holidays, has died. She was 92.
Hogan’s family announced her death Wednesday, saying she passed away Nov. 24 in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
According the family, the Hogans in 1959 used $10,000 in savings to open Pleasant Travel Service in Point Pleasant, N.J., that specialized in tours to Hawaii.
They eventually moved to the West Coast and renamed their business Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays.
Over four decades they expanded to sell destinations around world under the broader Pleasant Holidays name, generating more than $500 million a year in sales before selling the company in 1998 to the Automobile Club of Southern California, the Hogan family said.
After selling the company, the Hogans established The Hogan Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has gifted more than $100 million to educational and humanitarian causes.
Lynn Hogan is survived by her husband Ed; their four children Brian, Christine, Gary and Glenn; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and her brother George.
Private services were held in Los Angeles in early December.