Char­lie I. Vo­gel of West Ch­ester

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Char­lie I. Vo­gel, 100, of Welling­ton at Her­shey’s Mill, passed away peace­fully, sur­rounded by his fam­ily, on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 17, 2016. He was the beloved hus­band of the late Vir­ginia Vo­gel, with whom he shared 70 years of mar­riage, and cre­ated won­der­ful mem­o­ries and ex­pe­ri­ences through trav­el­ing the world.

Char­lie was born in Brook­lyn, NY, the son of Wil­liam and Charlotte Vo­gel. He lived in Vil­lanova, PA for 30 years, be­fore mov­ing to West Ch­ester, PA for the past 29 years. He grad­u­ated from Buck­nell Univer­sity in 1937 with a BA de­gree in Bi­ol­ogy, and he was mem­ber of the Kappa Sigma fra­ter­nity. It was there that he met the love of his life, Vir­ginia. His pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion to Buck­nell en­abled him to es­tab­lish the Charles I. and Vir­ginia Vo­gel Schol­ar­ship Fund. Char­lie’s chief oc­cu­pa­tion be­fore his re­tire­ment was Vice Pres­i­dent of Sales for Olin Alu­minum. Fol­low­ing his re­tire­ment from Olin, Char­lie be­gan a busi­ness of his own as a man­u­fac­turer’s rep for fab­ri­cat­ing spe­cialty met­als. He served as Trea­surer of the West Ch­ester Meals on Wheels, as well as an in­ter­viewer for Her­shey’s Mill Com­mu­nity tele­vi­sion sta­tion, where he ar­ranged and in­ter­viewed var­i­ous no­table Philadel­phia sports’ le­gends. Char­lie also en­joyed golf, and was a mem­ber of the Her­shey’s Mill Golf Club, and had been a mem­ber of the Philadel­phia Coun­try Club for more than 55 years. Un­til the fi­nal days of his life, he main­tained his com­pet­i­tive and vi­brant spirit through his avid bridge play­ing, driv­ing him­self to Penn’s Ta­ble in West Ch­ester for break­fast daily, fol­lowed by a trip to the West Ch­ester YMCA for his cof­fee and so­cial in­ter­ac­tion. Char­lie’s mantra was, “suc­cess is ac­com­plish­ing what you set out to do, do­ing it right, and then im­prov­ing upon it”. With that mantra, his spirit lives on among his sur­viv­ing fam­ily mem­bers, his two daugh­ters, Lynne Vo­gel Cox of Guthriesville, Joey Vo­gel Be­ment, and her hus­band Denny, of Val­ley Town­ship, five grand­chil­dren, Ned Be­ment, Colby Cox Miller, Col­lyn Be­ment Gil­bert, Kern Cox, and Wylie Cox Bell, and nine great grand­chil­dren.

Fol­low­ing pri­vate in­ter­ment, a cel­e­bra­tion of life will be held at the Bryn Mawr Pres­by­te­rian Chapel, 625 Montgomery Av­enue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, on Tues­day, Novem­ber 22, 2016 at 11:00am. Re­cep­tion to fol­low.

In lieu of flow­ers, gifts can be made in Char­lie’s mem­ory to: Buck­nell Univer­sity, 301 Mar­ket St., Suite 2, Lewis­burg, PA 17837, or on­line at www. buck­nell.edu/giv­ing. Ad­di­tion­ally, con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the West Ch­ester YMCA, 605 Air­port Road, West Ch­ester, PA 19380.

Ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to MaugerGivnish Fu­neral Home, Malvern, PA.

www.maugergivnish. com

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