Bernard Josph Vogel JR.
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Jan 29, 1929-May 5, 2012
Resident of Saratoga
Bernard J. Vogel, Jr., son of Ruth and Bernard Senior, passed away on May 5th. Bernie leaves behind five children, Bernie III (Anne-Marie), Leslie Miller (Eric), Bill (Linda), Bob, and Karen Hayes (Ray), as well as nine grandchildren, Marie-Elizabeth, Hannah Katherine, and Sarah Grace Vogel; Karly, Andrew and Kate Miller; Lauren Vogel; Robert Vogel; and Brian and Marie Hayes. He is also survived by his brother,
Worthington Vogel, as well as, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Carol Peters.
Bernie was a fortunate man who shared the love of many friends. Having lost his wife, Joan Peters Vogel, to cancer several years ago, he continued to stay actively involved with his friends and his family. Bernie was born in Piedmont CA, attending school at Piedmont Hills, Admiral
Farragut and Santa Clara University undergraduate and law schools. An avid athlete, Bernie played football for Santa Clara, scoring the last touchdown in the 1951 Orange Bowl against Kentucky. After two years in the Navy, Bernie
started his legal practice working with Judge Callahan and maintained his private practice as a well-respected lawyer late into his seventies. A loving husband and father, Bernie and Joan raised their children while living in Saratoga. They were active in many social and charitable organizations,
including St. Claire Club, Kiwanis, and Gaieties. Bernie was actively involved in the lives of his children until his last breath. Bernie was known as a gentleman among gentlemen, whose warm heart and strong spirit cherished family and friends above all of his life's many pursuits. For many years, he enjoyed golf as a member and past President of San Jose Country Club, traveled extensively and stayed active in his practice as a lawyer.
Family and Friends are invited to a Visitation on Thursday, May 10 at 6pm, followed by a Rosary at 7pm
at Darling Fischer Chapel of the Hills, 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA. A Memorial Mass will be held at the Santa Clara University Mission Church, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara on Friday, May 11, at 2:00pm. A private family burial will precede the memorial mass.
The family asks that all donations be made to Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County,
.http://www.catholiccharitiesscc.org/ (408) 325-5248
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on May 9, 2012