Edward Ross Vogel

February 26, 1926October 11, 2013

Edward Ross Vogel, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Spring Arbor of Williamsburg. He was 87. He was born on February 26, 1926 in New York City, New York. He attended Brooks School in Massachusetts and graduated in 1947 from Princeton University. Ross served honorably in the Army Air Force during World War II. In 1951, he married Joy Grosset, and together they had two daughters, Katharine and Torrey. He is also survived by his son-in-law Leon; three grandchildren, Adam, Branan, and Sarah, and numerous nieces and nephews. Ross worked at Allied Chemical and then Mobil Oil, where he became a marketing executive. Ross finished his career in New Zealand and retired from Exxon/ Mobil in 1990. Ross was a devoted husband and father to his family. He was an avid tennis player and played daily at the Kingsmill Tennis Club until the untimely death of his wife in 2008. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service organized by his daughters will be held in Chester, Virginia at a date to be set in December. We would like to give special thanks to the staff at Spring Arbor and Heartland Hospice who worked tirelessly to make Ross comfortable during his later years. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to US Tennis Association Serves Incorporated at or 70 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 10604. The mission of the USTA Serves is to support, monitor, and promote programs that enhance the lives of at-risk children and individuals with disabilities through the integration of tennis and education. Online condolences may be offered at


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Tony Perram

October 29, 2013

Shirley and Tony Perram send our condolences to Ross's family. Ross was a wonderful friend from the moment we met him. His warm greeting and sense of humor will always be remembered especially when we first met him on the tennis court and each time we shared wine and dining with him and his family

Jack Schwolow

October 24, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the family on the passing of Ross. As a former tennis pro at Kingsmill, I had many fun times on the court playing with or against Ross. He always gave you a cheerful greeting each day he saw you. Godspeed Ross.

Martha Goodloe Buchanan

October 13, 2013

Dear Kit and Torrey,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your Father. He was a great guy, and a wonderful friend to our family. I hope the wonderful memories you have will help to ease some of the sadness in your hearts, in the days ahead, and know we are thinking of you.