Commander Reginald Sutherland Fogg (USN Ret'd) born on May 13, 1917 to William Fogg of Estes Park, and Gisela Ritter, an Austrianimmigrant, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on December 11, 2013.|
Commander Fogg was born in Pasadena, Calif. After the untimely death of his mother, Reg and his father moved to Estes Park, to live with his grandmother, where he spent much of his formative years becoming close friends with the Schwilke family. Reg graduated as Valedictorian at Estes Park High School, attended college for a time; however, due to the cost of college, decided to enlist in the U.S. Navy in 1936 as a Seaman.
While on leave, Reg reacquainted with Mary Schwilke, and they were married on July 15, 1944.
Reg's Naval service consisted of time in both the Enlisted and Officer ranks, achieving the rank of Commander. He served on ships, such as the USS Chittenden County, the USS Floyd B. Parks and the USS Yorktown. Commander Fogg received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained upon the USS Chester during WWII.
Reg and Mary made their home in Fallbrook, CA in the mid---1960s, where he was the Officer in Charge of the Naval Weapon Station.
Reg was an active member in the Fallbrook Rotary Club, having served in various capacities. He was very proud of the award he received for 47 years of perfect attendance.
Reg is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary.
Reg is survived by Teresa Ruth and James Shaner of Lakewood, CO; Christine Gibbs of Colorado Springs, CO; Diane and Robert Bassett of Denver, CO; James and Barbara Shaner of Mancos, CO; various great nieces and nephews, as well as many close friends who will miss him dearly.
A Celebration of Reg's life will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at SonRise Christian Fellowship in Fallbrook. A private ceremony is planned at the Memorial Gardens in Estes Park at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Reg's memory to the Rocky Mountain Nature Association.
Published in Estes Park Trail-Gazette on Dec. 28, 2013