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James Sean Vogeley

21 August, 196326 June, 2020

James “Sean” Vogeley, age 56, of Arlington, VA, passed away June 26, 2020. Survived by son Daniel, granddaughter Aralyn, sisters Reta, Patty, and Taffy; and brothers Chuck and Tim. Born August 21, 1963 on Tachikawa AFB, Japan.

Sean moved to Arlington in 1964 attended Jamestown Elementary, Williamsburg Middle, and Yorktown High School. Sean joined the Navy at 17 and served as an aviation mechanic on aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. During his enlistment, he traveled extensively through the Caribbean, Europe, and the Mediterranean. Though small in stature, Sean’s gregarious personality could fill a room. He was a lover of animals, an avid angler, and accomplished harmonica player. Sean was never one to shy away from a good time, be it Fourth of July crab feasts, Thanksgiving, or Arylan’s school performances; he always made time for his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope for the Warriors at 8003 Forbes Place, Suite 201, in Springfield, VA 22151, or the Lost Cat & Dog Rescue at 6801 Wilson Blvd., in Falls Church, VA 22044.


  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, 5 July , 2020


James Sean Vogeley

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Robert Felitsky

July 1, 2020

So many memories and great times with this man. Sean is a brother that's gonna be missed dearly. Whether we were working on helicopters, fishing or just hanging out, there was never a dull moment. I know me and the kids will never forget camp Maryland. My heart goes out to the family. Dan, if you need anything, don't hesitate to get ahold of me. My heart and thoughts are with you and the family, man.

Tim Vogeley

July 1, 2020

My Sweet Brother, I will always remember your wonderful laugh, that contagious beautiful smile that I will only see again in my memories. You left us way too early, and only God knows why.
I never did tell you all the things I felt, like how much I love you. I wish I could have said goodbye...
Love you Brother...

Will Armstrong

July 1, 2020

Condolences to Sean’s family and friends
Sean was one of the first persons I met when I moved to Arlington in high school we became good friends . I still can’t fathom that he is gone. Such a great person I will miss your sense of humor and your laugh Thanks for all the great memories, thanks for being such a good friend, I would say rest easy my friend but I know that’s not in your nature. I hope to see you on the other side.

Aj Harris

June 30, 2020

I first met sean @ H1-upgrades many years ago. Ran into him years later @ HX-21. We used to share laughs up at that hanger. I will never forget the sound of his voice, especially when he had to yell for something. You will be missed my friend, but not forgotten.

james ellis

June 29, 2020

Sean, Its been an honor and pleasure working with many years @ HX-21,Thank you for allowing me to come into your house and break bread with you and your lovely family. I treasure the times that you ,Daniel and i going fishing. You are in a better place now brother. Now you can go to heaven and teach the angels howto fish.

Bob Cook

June 29, 2020

It has been a longtime since I had last worked with Sean, but I had always enjoyed our time and experiences together at HX-21!! Will miss you, Bob