Frank W. Hogan, 66 a retired communications and electronics engineer for the Army Materiel Command and a longtime Washington area resident, died of kidney failure Friday at Fairfax Hospital.

Mr. Hogan, who lived in Fairfax, was a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of the Drexel Institute of Technology there. In the late 1930s he worked as a radio designer for the Philco Corp. in Philadelphia.

At the beginning of World War II, he became a civilian employe of the Army and was assigned to Gen. MacArthur's headquartes in Australia. As the war progressed, he moved about the Pacific Theater, installing communications equipment in combat areas.

After the war he moved to this area and continued to work for the Army as a communications and electronics engineer in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. His office was transferred to the Army Materiel Command in 1962, and he remained there until retiring in 1973.

Mr. Hogan was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Vienna. He also was a member of the Amateur Radio Relay League.

Survivors include his wife Patricia, of Fairfax, whom he married in 1945; a son Robert, of Centreville; a daughter, Karen Gandy of Charleston, S.C. and one grandchild.