Plattsburgh — Mr. William N. Vogt Jr., 77, of Cumberland Head, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. He was born in Plattsburgh, Dec. 8, 1927, son of William N. Vogt Sr. and Irene (Phifer) Vogt.
Bill graduated from Plattsburgh High School and then he joined the U.S. Navy, where he served two years in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After his discharge, he went to work for the New York Telephone Company, retiring after 37 years. He served 45 years with Rescue Hose 5, four years as chief where he was instrumental in starting the first air cascade system north of Albany. Bill served as shop steward and president of Local 1129CWA, Commander of American Legion Post 20 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 125.
Bill is survived by his wife, Patricia O'Hearn Rock Vogt of Plattsburgh; five sons, Christopher Vogt and Meg Jastran of Freeville, George Vogt of Plattsburgh, Nelson Vogt and his wife Nancy of Rochester, Thomas Vogt of Spencer, Mass., and John Vogt and Ron LaMonda of Burlington, Vt.; two daughters, Kathy Vogt of Rochester and Mary Trombley and her husband Kenneth of West Chazy; four stepchildren, Cheryl Donah and her husband Charles of Plattsburgh, Rody Rock of Plattsburgh, Jodi Rock and her husband Clayton of Peru and Christopher Rock of Fort Myers, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Bill is predeceased by his parents, Bill and Irene; brother, George; sister Margaret; infant daughter, Adele; nephews Terry Sweet, William S. Vogt; wife Adele; and grandson Michael Vogt.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. Members of the American Legion Post 20 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 125 will meet Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. for services. A funeral service will be celebrated Saturday April 30th, at 11 a.m. from Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Plattsburgh.
Bill wrote, Don't mourn for me. I have had a very full and fulfilling life, the love of two wonderful wives and all my 11 children; instead go up to Post 20 and have a beer to remember me.
Donations in Bill's memory may be made to the FitzPatrick Cancer Center at CVPH Medical Center.