Cdr. William John Vogel

January 24, 1923 - January 26, 2013
Cdr. William John Vogel

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Cdr. William J. Vogel (Retired U.S. Navy), 90, passed away peacefully from complications of pneumonia on January 26, 2013. Born and raised in Illinois, Cdr. Vogel graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1945. He was a career naval officer, served in the Korean War and traveled the world through his tours of duty. He and his wife, Elizabeth Jean Monteith Vogel, who predeceased him, retired to Williamsburg in 1994.

He is survived by his daughters, Virginia Carey of Williamsburg, Victoria Edwards of Ithaca, WI and Cathleen Vogel of Flagler Beach, FL, as well as three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His son, Thomas Anthony, passed away in 2010.

In the words of his eldest granddaughter, his life embodied kindness, tenacity, discipline, common sense and gumption! His Annapolis roommate, Harlan Twible, remembered his as ìthe best friend a man could ever have.î

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 5:30 ñ 7:30 PM at Bucktout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 31 at 10:30 AM at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4897 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimerís Association, 213 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, VA 23185 or


Thursday, January 31, 2013
12:00 AM

King of Glory Lutheran Church - Directions
4897 Longhill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cedar Grove Cemetery - Directions
809 S. Henry Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185


Wednesday, January 30, 2013
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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