Central High School of Philadelphia
Class 226


Hosted by Harvey Abrams, BS, MAT, Ph.D/abd

Text edited by Harvey Abrams from
obituaries & articles found on the internet
and contributions from Anthony Lamberti, 226.

Dean (K) Koga's Page
(1950- 2019)

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Dean (K) Koga

Dean Koga front row, center, with the glasses,
standing with his CHS class (Book 63)
shortly after school started in 1963.
Photo courtesy of his 226 classmate Anthony Lamberti, (received 2021).

Family and friends of Dean Koga are invited to write something and submit it
to this Central High School 226 memorial page for inclusion. Photos are welcome, too.
Sincerest thanks to classmate Anthony Lamberti for his contributions and photos.
To be included on this page send an email to Harvey Abrams.
You can use this questionaire as guidance for the type of information desired.

Biographical notes

  • Dean was a registered architect in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey who specialized in historical restoration.
  • He was born on October 27, 1950, in New York City and died August 31, 2019 in Connecticut from an accidental fall.
  • After graduating from Central HS 226 he went to Temple University and earned his BA degree in chemistry in 1971.
  • From 1977 to 1980 he studied architecture and received his BA in Architecture from Pratt Institute in 1980.
  • Family information:
    He was married to Susan (Suzie) and had a sister, Bond, and nephews Chris, Taylor, and Nicholas

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  • I found his obituary at this link:

  • I am reproducing the obituary here as a public service but you can go to the link and leave messages.
    Quoting from the Obituary:

    Colleagues and friends join with family in mourning the loss of Dean Koga, Restoration Architect, former Director of Technical Services at Building Conservation Associates, Inc. (BCA), and past President, Association for Preservation Technology International (APT). Dean passed away on August 31, 2019, at the age of 68 due to complications from a fall at his home. In his 22 years at BCA, Dean was instrumental in designing the restorations of well over 100 historic buildings, including many BCA signature projects such as Radio City Music Hall, Moynihan Station, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Grand Central Terminal, Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, the MetLife Home Office Tower, the General Assembly Building at the United Nations, and the Bronx Zoo. Dean was a pioneer of digital methods for documenting historic buildings. He mentored dozens of BCA staff over the years, who proudly carry on his legacy of architectural conservation performed to the highest standards. Among his many interests, Dean was passionate about honoring and preserving traditional wood craftsmanship; he was highly respected among his peers, generously donated his time and expertise, lectured frequently at professional conferences and published in peer reviewed journals. He is survived by his loving wife Susan, his sister Bond, and nephews Chris, Taylor, and Nicholas. Donations to a fellowship in Dean's memory can be made to "The Asso-ciation for Preservation Technology International" www.apti.org A NYC memorial is being planned. Additional information about Dean and Memorial updates will be posted at: www.bcausa.com Raymond Pepi, President, BCA
    Published by New York Times on Sep. 8, 2019.

    A very nice tribute page can be found here
    at the website of The Association for Preservation Technology where Dean had once served as President.
    See the photos and several tributes by colleagues worldwide.

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Please send any additional information to me at:

Harvey Abrams
PO Box 732
State College, PA, USA 16804

tel: (814) 321-4018 (mobile with voice mail for messages)
email: Olympicbks@aol.com

This page was created June 11, 2022


page 1 - http://chs226.org/ (CHS226 "entry" page or "home" page)
page 2 - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226.html (Introduction/dedication page, announcements)
page 3 - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226Directory.html (Class Directory, The 226th Class in alphabetical order, all 482+ classmates)
page 3a - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226questionnaire.html 226 Class QUESTIONNAIRE. Please go here, fill out and return to Harvey.
page 3b - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226missingclassmates.html CHS226missingclassmates.html.
page 4 -- http://www.chs226.org/226_Best_List-3.pdf (Zach's 28 page master list [pdf] the entire class with contact information)
Pages 005 to 500+ -- Links to individual pages for each classmate. Go to the Class DIRECTORY (page 3) for these linked pages.

Contact us
Send 226 Class news to: Reunion Organizer & Class Rep:
Harvey Abrams
PO Box 732
State College, PA USA 16804
email: Olympicbks@aol.com
(814) 321-4018
Zachary Rubin
(215) 321-6905
email: zrubin2@verizon.net
email: zrubin2@verizon.net

Contact the Central HS Alumni Association
The Associated Alumni of the Central High School of Philadelphia
PO Box 26580
Philadelphia, PA 19141-6580
tel: (215) 927-9550 -- fax: (215) 276-5823
email: chsalumniphl@aol.com
website: http://www.centralhighalumni.com
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