Warren Hoge, Who Lined Wars and World Crises for The Instances, Dies at 82


In 1981, Mr. Hoge married Olivia Larisch in Rio. She was the daughter of Rely Johann Larisch of Marbella, Spain, and Countess Wilhelmine Larisch.

Along with his spouse, he’s survived by their son, Nicholas; two stepdaughters, Christina Villax and Tatjana Leimer; his brother, James; his sister Virginia Verwaal; and 6 step-grandchildren. His different sister, Barbara Hoge Daine, died in 2001.

After leaving The Instances in 2008, Mr. Hoge was named vice chairman for exterior affairs of the Worldwide Peace Institute, a New York-based lobbying and analysis group with shut ties to the United Nations. He grew to become the institute’s senior adviser in 2012.

In 1991, when Mr. Hoge was appointed editor of The Instances Sunday Journal, congratulatory notes poured in from many political and media leaders who had been his mates. Avenue, a New York society journal, ran a profile detailing his fashionable sartorial tastes and itemizing a constellation of actresses and trend fashions he had dated in a bachelor life that lasted till he was 40.

However it was a largely flattering portrait. “He’s within the Social Register, he’s married to an Austrian countess,” the article stated. “His mates say solely good issues about him. ‘Warren’s center identify is attraction,’ declares one. ‘He’s the Fred Astaire of dance companions,’ says one other. He will get excessive marks for politeness and civility. ‘Warren has a basic decency,’ says a Instances editor. ‘He’s bold, however he’s good to folks over and below him.’”

William McDonald contributed reporting.


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