Ralph James Vogel Jr.

November 09, 1938 ‒ July 31, 2014

Delaware, Ohio

Ralph James Vogel Jr., 75, of Delaware passed away early Thursday morning July 31, 2014 in the emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware surrounded by his loving family.
He was born November 9, 1938 in Columbus to the late Ralph James Vogel Sr. and Mary Elouise (Lafferty) Vogel.
He served his country as a member of the United States Air Force and retired from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #189 of Columbus. Ralph was a member of the Delaware Moose Lodge and he enjoyed golfing. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 30 years Carolyn (Blankenship); sons James Alan Vogel of Grove City, Chris (Elaine) Vogel of Lewis Center, Stephen M. Vogel and Mark A. Vogel of Worthington; daughter Sheri Ann Vogel of Pickerington; stepson Robert (Linda) Russell of Canal Winchester; step daughters Pam (frank) Beaver and Carrie Decker of Sunbury; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; sister Mary Cecilia Seibert of Lewis Center; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Joseph and George Vogel.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday August 5th from 5 – 8 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date.
Contributions in Ralph’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or American Diabetes Association; envelopes available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family and memories may be shared by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Sheri, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your father. May God bring you and your family peace during this difficult time.

  • Carol and family. You know he’s in heaven looking down on all of us. He’s gone but never forgotten . You are all in my prayers.

  • Sheri,

    Larry and I are saddened to learn of your loss. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. His suffering is over but his memories will be in your heart and mind forever.

  • A very fond memory I cherish of Uncle Jim comes from many years ago. I remember Uncle Jim providing me endless amounts of quarters to play PacMan at his bar. I never had to ask, I just pulled at his pant leg and along came another dollars worth of quarters! A more resent memory involves a visit with Uncle Jim and dad. It was great to witness the reunion. Uncle Jim and dad talked and just laughed and laughed.

    Uncle Jim was a wonderful generous man who will be remembered as so. We are truly saddened by this loss and our hearts and prayers go out to the family.

  • Carol and family, Frank & I are so very sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. Carole and Ralph always seemed to be having a great time together. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you, Terri Bauman

  • Sheri, so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sheri –
    I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts during this trying time.

  • Sheri,
    You and your family are in my thoughts. Please know you have many friends who are with you during this journey as you say ” see you again, Dad”. Love to you!

  • Sheri, we are sorry for your loss. The Metoyer family is praying for you and your family. If there is anything we can do to support you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Carol and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Ralph. God bless him and you. We will always remember his smile, his humor, and his love of the Browns.

  • Sheri,

    Karen and I are saddened by your loss. While this is a difficult time, your father will live on in your thoughts and heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Sheri,

    I am so sorry and saddened to hear about the loss of your dad. Sending prayers to you and your family at this difficult.

    Kim Duff

  • Sheri, I was so sad to read about the passing of your father. I am praying for you and your family. Cherish your good memories as this will help you. God bless you all.

  • Carol…God bless you, and may Ralph’s soul rest in peace! Go Browns he’d say! We have many wonderful memories of Ralph to cherish. And you have many wonderful friends to help you through this sad time.

  • Carol,
    I am so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. I will truly miss him. He was such a kind soul. He is probably up there watching Mr Nibbles fly out of the barn with Glenn. Please call me if you need anything. Love you! Diane

  • Carol – so sorry to hear about Ralph – hugs from Willie and me – so many good memories – please don’t hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do during this difficult time. With heartfelt condolences – Peg

  • Vogel Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May God Blessed your family in this diffcult time.

    Thomas & Kim Perry

  • Sheri, Well wishes go out to you and your family. Please stay strong for each other and know that you will be thought of very fondly.

  • So sorry to hear of Ralphs’ passing Carol. You are and were a true inspiration to Ralph and all of us for your loving care you gave him, and how you handled the
    whole time of sickness. Along with your many family, friends, and myself I am so sad to say goodbye to Ralph. Love you

  • Sheri,
    Know you are in my thoughts at this difficult time. Thinking of you and your family.


  • Carol: You two were always together and laughing, what a blessing. You both always seemed so happy. We will all miss his sense of humor and quiet demeanor.

  • We are saddened to hear of Ralph’s passing. Ralph had an infectious, ornery sense of humor and an always ready smile. He will be missed. Prayers for peace and understanding for your family.

  • Sheri,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Thinking of you and your family.

  • Sheri – Please know that you have many Grange friends who are with you during this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.