Ralph James Vogel Jr.
November 09, 1938 ‒ July 31, 2014
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