Charles A. Vogel

Charles A. Vogel

December 06, 1929 - September 19, 2013

Charles A. Vogel

December 06, 1929 - September 19, 2013


Vogel, Charles Arthur passed away peacefully September 19, 2013. He was born December 6, 1929 in Meade, Kansas. He was a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania.

He entered the USAF Pilot Training Program in 1952, eventually earning pilot wings and was on active duty through 1957. He stayed with the USAF Reserve until 1972, ending with the rank of Major.

He married Pat in 1955 at March AFB Chapel. Eventually opened a retail store called Treasure House of California.

Charles is survived by wife Pat; son Curtis (wife Debra); daughter Cristy (husband Steven); three grandsons, Lee, Austin and Evan; and one great-granddaughter, Sophie Marie.

Funeral service will be at 10:00am, Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills followed by burial at 2:15pm at Riverside National Cemetery.

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1 responses to Charles A. Vogel

  1. CHuck and I were best of friends through grade shhool & high school in Mt. lebanon Pa. Our paths diverged through college, military sevice.and careers. We came together again at our 50th high school reunion and we bonded as though there had been no 50 year chasm. We have been in close contact the past 11 years. Chuck/s devout Christian faith has been a great inspiration for me. He is a true hero.
    while on actuve air force duty, his 4 engine plane lost 3 of the engines power over a populated aea. Chuck ordered his crew to bail out and he flew the plane out of the populated area, facing almost certain death. He survived a crash landing in an open field with the help of the (ivisable hand of God) thus saving countless lives. Chuck certainly deserves eternal pease in the house of the Lord. Martin F Jones MD

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