Kathleen A. Vogt

Kathleen A. Vogt, 68, of Bear Creek Village, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the home of her daughter in Berwyn.

Born Jan. 28, 1945, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy Bryce Drugan.

A graduate of GAR Memorial High School, Kathleen and earned her bachelor's degree and teaching certificate from Misericordia University.

Although Kathleen's passing was premature, she left a lasting impression in the hearts and minds of hundreds of students as a life-long educator and most importantly in those of her own children and grandchildren. Kathleen relished her role as a teacher and nothing brought her more personal satisfaction than the experiences she shared with students, faculty and staff at both South Wilkes-Barre Playschool and St. Nicholas-St. Mary's School, where she served as an educator for more than 40 years.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her sister, Aileen Miller, and brother, Joseph A. Drugan, Jr.

Kathleen's greatest joy was found in her beloved family. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Harry Vogt of Bear Creek Village; her children and their spouses, Harry Vogt, III and his wife, Lois, of Arkansas; Eric Vogt and his wife, Mary Ann, of Mountain Top; Aileen Taylor and her husband, John, of Bear Creek Village; and Cathie Mault and her husband, Colin, of Berwyn; her grandchildren, Madison and Connor Vogt of Arkansas; Eric Jr., Julia and Justin Vogt, of Mountain Top; Evan, Arden and Ryan Taylor, of Bear Creek Village; and Nola and Desmond Mault, of Berwyn; and other family and friends.

Celebration of Kathleen's Life will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from McLaughlin's – The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Nicholas. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Hanover Township.

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Published in Times Leader on Mar. 18, 2013