Francis Stephen Vogel, loving husband of 50 years to Helen Joyce Vogel, dedicated parent, acclaimed neuropathologist, died in Augusta, Georgia, on August 4, 2015 amongst family and friends.
Born September 29, 1919 in Middletown, Delaware, to parents who were teachers, he graduated from Villanova University, Case Western Reserve Medical School and trained in Neuropathology at Cornell University. He served in the United States Air Force. As a professor of neuropathology, he retired from Duke University in 1991 after 30 years of teaching, research, and clinical service. President of the International Academy of Pathology for two years, he then served as Executive Director until 1998. Returning to clinical service and teaching, he retired at age 87 from Wake Forest University. His many interests included horticulture, outdoor sportsmanship and beekeeping.
A devoted father, his death was preceded by his wife, Joyce Vogel, his son, Stephen Vogel and his grandson, Jackson Vogel.
He is survived by his children and their spouses; Joseph Vogel, Hans Vogel and wife, Lisa, Daniel Vogel and wife, Ethel, Patrick Vogel and wife, Susan and Mary Vogel Hitchcock and husband, Mike; grandchildren, Rachele Vogel, Marisa Vogel, Nina Vogel, Hans Stephen Vogel, Jennifer Vogel, Stephen Vogel, Will Hitchcock, Katie Hitchcock, great grandson, Nalaki Merman, and his close companion and caregiver, Janet Stuckey.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2015 from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Chris VanHaight, OFM, presiding. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 10:00 -11:00 am prior to the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Immaculata Catholic School Tuition Fund, 721 Burch Avenue, Durham, NC 27701 or to Hospice Angel’s Foundation, 2824 Hillcreek Drive, Augusta, GA 30909.
The Vogel family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com ; Select obituaries.