David “Oggie” Matthew Ogden

David “Oggie” Matthew Ogden


David “Oggie” Matthew Ogden, 62, of Salisbury, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury, NC.

He was born June 8, 1955 in Reading, PA to the late Daniel Ogden and Betty Mountz.  He graduated from Newcomerstown High School in 1972. Oggie worked as a Licensed Reactor Operator for Duke Energy and in his spare time enjoyed riding his motorcycles, working on cars, woodworking, barbequing, shooting pool, listening to music and spending time with his friends and family.

Oggie is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandra Wasielewski Ogden, whom he married May 28th, 1977; sons, Danny Ogden (Heather) of Wilmington, NC and Keith Ogden (Tonya) of Concord, NC; daughter, Rachel Chambers of Charlotte, NC; grandson, Cayden Chambers, and soon to be granddaughter, Penelope Ray Ogden; sister, Cynthia Vail (Jon) of Athens, GA; nephew, Jordan Vail; niece Sonia Vail; and beloved dog, Max.

There will be a memorial service held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to National Pancreatic Foundation (www.npcf.us or NPCF P.O. Box 1848 Longmont, CO 80502).

Carolina Cremation is assisting the Ogden family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.

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  1. Josh Stroupe says:

    I truly enjoyed the friendship for the last 16 years that I knew Oggie. He was always the life of the conversation and brought a smile to my face many times with his great stories. I will miss him.

  2. Liz Lustik says:

    My condolences to you Sandy and your family, for a very special person in all of your lives, whom left all of you too soon. May you all find comfort with God’s guidance.

  3. Randy Tracey says:

    Dave…the good ones always leave us too early. As you were hurried away from us, you left some memories behind. Don’t worry. We’ll all keep them to cherish and to share.

  4. John H. Sadler says:

    I always considered Oggie a great friend and was always glad to see him when he came to the Training Center for training. I also had the opportunity to travel with him once to Pittsburgh during the DCS Upgrade and had a wonderful time with him and Ken Carnley as we visited one of the Architectural homes in the area. He was always good for a laugh and you always felt good to be around him. I’m gonna miss him.

  5. David Mustian says:

    Family of Dave Ogden, I am so sorry for your loss. For those of us who worked with Oggie, you should know it’s a loss for us too, Oggie was a great guy, and a friend. I traveled to Pittsburg with him during testing of the McGuire DCS system, we worked hard, and had fun too. Every time I saw Oggie in the Control Room, he would call out my name and give me that big smile of his. We will miss you Oggie!

  6. Gus Medina says:

    To the family of Dave Ogden, Oggie, me and my family are very sorry for your loss. I worked with Dave for many years, and I have to say He was very pleasant to be around. He was a good friend, and He always put a smile on my face. We will miss him a lot.

  7. Richard Morales says:

    I spent a few years with Dave on shift and he always made people smile. I truly enjoyed it when he was on “B” shift.

  8. Scott McNeil says:

    I did not know David, however I know his son Daniel quite well. They say that to see the true measure of a man, you only need to look at his children. That being said, David must have been a hell of a guy. My honest and most sincere condolences to the entire Ogden family.

  9. Charles Nettles says:

    Oggie was a good friend. I will miss him. He was always helpful and always had a good word for everyone. Just talking to him brightened my day. Our prayers are with all of the family.

  10. Jimmy Critz says:

    Dave was a good friend and always had a great attitude at work. He will be missed. Our prayers are with the family. God bless you.

  11. Mike Melton says:

    I will miss Oggie and the conversations about motorcycles. He will surely be missed by us all here at McGuire. Great guy all the way around.

  12. Johnny McLean says:

    Oggie was the Voice of McGuire. If he ever got tired of the CR, he could’ve easily gotten a job in radio (but not TV). But seriously and with a heavy heart, I can say that he was a dear friend that always had a smile and kind words for me. Knowing him longer than some and not as long as others, I know that he is missed. My prayers are for his family and friends during this time of grief and in the future.

  13. Dennis L. Hart says:

    We at McGuire will miss Oggie very much, he always had a smile on his face, May God bless his family in this difficult time and May you “OGGIE” rest in peace my brother.

  14. Mark Rosskamp says:

    I met Oggie on the second day I started work at the plant. It’s been 22 years of enjoying working with him. He made my job better. His laughter, stories, and idiosyncrasies always made my day. This helped relieve the stress and anxieties that our work sometimes involves. I miss him daily. To his family my condolences, I truly understand what a great loss this is for you. Godspeed.

  15. Mark McGinnis says:

    I was on shift with Dave for 4 years and I enjoyed the stories he told and the way he told them. I have tried to recreate them to others but I’m sure I don’t do them any justice. He was a great person to be around and made our stressful jobs entertaining to say the least. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Dave.

  16. Larry Kunka says:

    For as long as I have know him, I always thought of Oggie as a friend. He was always there to brighten up the day at McGuire with his stories and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.