Robert W. Fogle III (1955 - 2014)

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Robert William Fogle III, 58, of Westminster, died unexpectedly in the line of duty, Friday, May 30, 2014, at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.

Born Dec. 4, 1955, in Frederick, he was the son of Janet M. Wagner Fogle, of Hanover, Pennsylvania, and the late Robert W. Fogle II. He was the husband of Carol Ann Myers Fogle, his wife of 30 years.

He was a 1976 graduate of Francis Scott Key High School. He was a career firefighter for the Baltimore County Fire Department. Years ago, prior to his career with the Baltimore County Fire Department, he worked for Crouse Ford. 

In addition to his work with the fire department, he was an instructor for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, Carroll County Career and Technology Center in the EST program, and had taught CPR for many years for the American Heart Association and Carroll Community College. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department, a past member of the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Department and was a former member of the Mid-Atlantic Search and Rescue.

In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and was active in many hobbies such as playing golf, listening to and playing bluegrass music, woodworking and traveling. He was an avid San Francisco 49ers fan, and a gifted musician and teacher of fire and rescue classes.

Surviving, in addition to his mother and wife, are children Garrett W. Fogle and Casey J. Fogle, both of Westminster; a sister, Pamela Fogle Shook, of Mount Airy; a half brother, Gregory Frock, and a half sister, Victoria L. Kline, both of Pennsylvania.

A private cremation was held at All Faiths Crematory and Chapel in Manchester.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday for a memorial gathering  at Pleasant Valley Fire Department, 2030 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Westminster.

A memorial service, with full fire department honors, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the fire department, with Deacon Charles E. Barnhart Jr. officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Pleasant Valley Fire Department, 2030 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Westminster, MD 21158; National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727; Metropolitan Firefighters Burn Center Fund, P.O. Box 480, Pasadena, MD 21123-0480; or to a .

Arrangements are by Eckhardt Funeral Chapel in Manchester.

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Published in Carroll County Times on June 2, 2014
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