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Ronald J. Vogel

Vogel, Ronald, “Red”, 86, of Johnstown, went to his eternal home on Oct. 16, 2018. Born Dec. 14, 1931, in Johnstown. Son of the late Erhart and Rose Marie (Harlan) Vogel. Also preceded in death by loving wife of 62 years, Carole (Jefferies); brother, Cletus; and sister, Sr. Rose Marie Vogel, CSJ. Survived by children:  Michael married to Christine (Waligora) Germantown, MD; Brenda married to Dr. Rudolph Schilli, Bethesda, MD; John Vogel and Lindsay Patten Frederick, MD; caring sister, Norene Pozniak, State College, PA; step sister in law, Mary Kay Tacik. Ronald was a loving grandfather to Emily Vogel (26) and Grady Vogel (3).  Also step granchildren John, Stephanie, and Suzanne Schilli and step great grandchild, Juliette Schilli; and special friend, Cindy Nagy. Ron was a 1949 graduate of Johnstown Catholic High.  He was a veteran serving in the US Navy on the USS Harry E. Hubbard Destroyer.  He was employed as a machinist at Bethlehem Steel for 35 years.  Ronald was a lector at St. John Gualbert Cathedral and Mercy Hospital Good Samaritan Chapel.  He devoted 23 years Of Volunteer Service at the Information Desk at Mercy Hospital and also assisted in the Pastoral and Spiritual Care Office.

Ron continued his volunteer work at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for an additional 10 + years.  Ron coached Little League Baseball and St. John’s Parochial Championship Football Team (1959).  He enjoyed playing and watching sports and was an avid Notre Dame football fan.  Ronald enjoyed cruises and spending time on Hilton Head Island.  He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.  He touched many lives through his volunteer work.  He will forever be in the hearts of those who loved him. Friends received 4-7 PM Wednesday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where Vigil Service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM Thursday at St. John Gualbert Cathedral. Very Rev. James F. Crookston, Pastor. Committal at Grandview Cemetery Mausoleum With miltary rites by Conemaugh Valley Detachment, Marine Corps League. Our family would like to express a very special thank you to the entire staff at Richland Woods.  Their exceptional care was loving, compassionate, and supportive and very much appreciated.  We would also like to express our thanks to Windber Hospice.  Family suggests donations to Windber Hospice in memory of Ronald.  


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Dear Brenda and Rudy,
I was so sorry to hear to hear that Red had passed away. Brenda, you and Rudy took such wonderful care of your parents. I hope you find some comfort that you provided companionship and love to both of them until the very end. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With our deepest sympathy,
Steve and Kathy Pallo

Kathy Pallo Oct 23 2018 12:00 AM

Ronnie Vogel was one of my best friends at Johnstown Catholic High, we had some good times together.

Lenore (Malzi) Dean Oct 21 2018 12:00 AM

Brenda I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your peace and comfort knowing that Ron is breathing easy and now with your mom .

Debbie Probert Oct 18 2018 12:00 AM

An A GARDEN PATH was sent on October 17, 2018

What an amazing person and what a remarkable life. We feel so lucky that we got to know him. We are so sorry for your loss. With prayers and sympathy, Ron, Lisa & Brooke McDermott

Expression of Sympathy Oct 17 2018 12:00 AM

Brenda, so sorry for your loss.

Mike Seganos Oct 17 2018 12:00 AM

So glad to have met you.I enjoyed our conversations and company.Thoughts and prayers to your family!

Fran White Oct 17 2018 12:00 AM

Ron was a great co-worker though he was a volunteer he always gave his all. Everyone in the billing office at Mercy and Good Sam and Memorial enjoyed his humor. He always brightened up the work day. Sorry for your loss. I am sure he has received his heavenly reward. Sympathy and prayers. Alicia Garrison

Alicia Garrison Oct 17 2018 12:00 AM

Brenda and D. Schilli, You have our deepest sympathies for your loss. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers. Joey and Linda Del Signore

Joey and Linda Del Signore Oct 17 2018 12:00 AM