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William A. Vogel, Jr.

January 25, 1936November 14, 2020

William A. Vogel Jr., 84, of Budd Lake, NJ passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

Beloved husband of Patricia A. Vogel. Devoted father of Gary (Adrienne) Vogel, David Vogel, William (Christine) Vogel, and Linda Vogel. Loving grandfather of Kristen, Lauren, William, Lillian and James. Great grandfather of Nathan, Nora and Lucas. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to everyone he met.

Born in Hackensack, NJ, formerly of Westwood, he lived in Budd Lake for 17 years. Bill received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ.

Before retiring earlier this year, Bill was an accomplished and dedicated Land Appraiser with the State of New Jersey. Prior to working as a Land Appraiser, he worked for PSE&G for over 43 years.

Bill loved watching football, baseball and trading stocks. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Temple Lodge #173, The Free and Accepted Masons of Westwood, NJ where he served as Worshipful Master in 1971.

The family will receive their relatives and friends on Friday, November 20th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood NJ.

A service celebrating Bill’s life and faith will be held on Saturday, November 21st at 10:00 AM at Becker Funeral Home. The internment will follow at George Washington Memorial Cemetery, Paramus, NJ.

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Gary and Adrienne Vogel

November 21, 2020


Adrienne and I have such wonderful memories of you and how you loved and supported your family.
One of my earliest memories is when I was five years old and you’d come home from work and drive me around the block in your 57 Chevy. We’d share our day’s activities and then head into the house to see Mom.
Dad, your sacrifices and love for us has not gone unnoticed and has shaped us into the adults we are today. You will forever stay in our hearts and prayers.
Rest In Peace

William C. Vogel

November 18, 2020

At times, my dad was not the easiest person to live with. He liked only certain types of food. He liked to watch only certain things on TV. He liked things to be organized in a certain way. Etcetera.

However, as my sister mentioned in her post, my dad made many sacrifices in his life to provide us a life better than he had. He originally wanted to be an engineer but took a job when he married my mom. I remember the various trips that we would take in the mobile home so that we could see the country. I also remember the disastrous trip when he tried to take us fishing and all the fishing lines tangled together. He was so frustrated for an outdoorsman he was not. (I suspect those rods are still tangled together in the basement rafters at Westwood.) When I decided to go to the U of I after high school, I do not recall a lot of debate on its expense; just a father's desire to provide opportunities for a son. (Though imagine my dad's own version of Polonius' speech to Laertes in Shakespeare's Hamlet Act-1 Scene-3. Look it up.) Such a man my father was.

I would not be who and where I am today if it wasn't for his guidance and sacrifice. Thank you Dad. Don't worry about us. We'll be alright and will look after Mom and each other. Say "Hi" to Gram and Pop for me.

Joan Stewart

November 17, 2020

OMG, there are so many memories here, Bill and I were playmates growing up; every summer I was exported from my home to spend the weeks and months with the Vogels, in Hillsdale and Westwood. We weren't but thought we were cousins as our parents were friends for so long. Bill's mother is my godmother, and his Uncle Raymond Burghaler is my godfather. We all had love for each other as family, even here in Whiting where I now live.
Love always!

Elaine Peacock

November 16, 2020

To Mr. Vogel's family:

May treasured memories give you peace in the days ahead.

Love & Hugs,
Elaine Peacock

Carol Catalano

November 16, 2020

Uncle Bill ! you will be missed I will never forget all the good times that we had growing up with the family picnics and all the get together‘s !you was always there for your family! and you always had a smile on your face rest in peace uncle Bill you will be with family in heaven now Your Nice Carol 💕

Linda Vogel

November 16, 2020

Linda Vogel

November 16, 2020

To my Dad, loving father, my Daddy O,

I never told you enough how much I love you and appreciated you. You were a gentleman and a mans man for everything you did for the family. You sacrificed everything for yourself working two to three jobs since you were very young for your family.
I miss you so very much dad and I will take care of mom, so don’t worry up in heaven. We will be forever heartbroken.
Love your wonderful daughter(inside joke)

Andrew Yorke

November 15, 2020

Bill will be missed by all he touched but his unique sense of humor and bright smile will never be forgotten. I had the privilege of working with Bill at NJDOT and particularly enjoyed his Monday morning recaps when he went over weekend sport scores, politics and what restaurant he and Pat had supper at. Bill loved to explain things using stick figure drawings on yellow post it notes. This brought a smile to all of us and we prodded him to display his artwork at a gallery someday. Bill may be physically gone from our world but his wisdom and caring heart are forever embedded in his family and friends forever.


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