George Otto Vogel
February 2, 1945 – April 19, 2014
69, of Midlothian, Va., passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014. He was born on February 2, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois. George was preceded in death by his mother, Pearl Vogel; and his father, Otto Vogel. He is survived by his wife and love of his life, Libby Vogel; his son, Garrett Vogel; his daughter-in-law, Tristan Vogel; and two granddaughters, Mia La Frazia and Ava Vogel. George received a Bachelor's of Education from Parson's College and a Master's Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Roosevelt University. George served in the Vietnam War as part of the U.S. Army. He was passionate about serving veterans and their causes. He served in many positions including commander of local VFW Post. He was an author, teacher, mentor and fighter for children. Despite his many accomplishments, all he wanted to be remembered for was being "Garrett's dad." A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at VFW Post 9808, 7168 Flag Lane, Mechanicsville, Va.Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
- Memorial Service Monday, April 28, 2014
George Otto Vogel
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June 2, 2014
I cannot even begin to express the state of both shock and sadness when I found out about George's passing. We had lunch right before his surgery and I visited him at the VA right after his surgery and he was in such good spirits. I even said that we would get together for lunch soon...how I wish I had the opportunity to buy him lunch right now...my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Lifting you up in prayer always. Ronald O. White
April 27, 2014
Dear Libby, Garrett, and Tristan,
When we got home and saw your phone number on the caller ID, we thought, "Yay, George is passing through the area and he wants to stop!" We always looked forward to those visits even if they were only for an hour or two. Imagine how shocked we were to listen to Tristan's message. Our hearts are broken right along with yours. We will always treasure our Little League and MYBL days with Garrett and Tommy as well as the time your family spent living in Mountaintop, PA. Our last conversation with George was Thanksgiving weekend. He sat down and was calling all the people in his life that he was thankful for. We're so glad that he included our family in that list, and we pray he knew we felt the same way. May your wonderful memories of George get you all through this most difficult time. He loved you all so very much.
With deepest condolences,
Tom, Cindy, Tommy, and Stephanie Lyons
April 24, 2014
"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us." -Helen Keller
Thinking of you and the family everyday.