Robert E. Vogt

robert e. vogt
Greece: Peacefully, July 14, 2008. Predeceased by his parents, Conway E. and Mary H. Vogt; brother, H. John Vogt. Survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Nancy Vogt; daughters, Paula (Robert) Courtney, Beverly (Jim, Jr.) VanDermeer, Barbara (Stanley) Higgs; brothers, Thomas M. (Vicki) Vogt, James F. (Ruth) Vogt, William J. (Deborah) Vogt, Paul M. (Pamela) Vogt; sisters, Catherine A. (Michael P.) Senkier; Mary F. Vogt; sisters-in-law, Kay Vogt, Kathleen (William A. Jr.) Legg; grandchildren, Robert Jr. and Matthew Courtney, MeKenzie, Ashley and Emily VanDermeer; Jessica and Thomas Williams, Lisa Higgs, William and Jennifer Higgs and great-granddaughter, Taylor; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; friend of Bill W. for 35 years. Family and Friends may call Wednesday 3-8 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 11:00 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Interment, Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Journey Home in his memory.

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  1. Along with Peter’s dad, H. John Vogt, and grandparents, we have another Vogt Angel to watch over us.

  2. Althought the miles apart are many, I am with you all in spirit. May Bob rest in peace: after a long life of service, he has earned it.
    Love, Jan

  3. Bob,
    You are such a hero. You have overcome so many obstacles in your life that most people will never have to face in their whole lifetime. You have always been there for all the people in my family. You will always be my dad’s best friend and I thank you so much for that. Please continue to be with him as his life wihout you will be very different. You have always given such good advice; whether we wanted to hear it or not, and it was always what we needed to hear. Thanks for everything!! I love you and I will miss your wonderful smile!!

  4. Condolences to all who mourn Bob’s departure!
    …Just discovered that we were 2nd cousins, having shared common Great-Grandparents (John Bernard & Barbara Schuster Vogt). Our kids went to school in Greece in the ’80s. We may have met some of you at the Waylanders’ picnics at Genesee Valley Park in the ’50s and ’60s (Dad grew up in Wayland).
    …Best wishes to all.

  5. Dear Bill,

    I want to extend my deepest sympathy with your brother’s death. A difficult time for you and your family and you are all in my prayers.

    I am sorry that I was unable to attend the wake or funeral. I had dinner with Sca last night, went to a meeting, came home and read the papers from the last two nights and saw it then. And, I am in Buffalo today.

    He is in a better place but the loss is hard for family. I hope you find comfort with the memories.

    Take care, Bill.


  6. Dear Nancy & Family,
    On behalf of Elaine, Shanna, Randy and myself we would like to express our deepest regards for the loss of Bob. My last visit was while he was enjoying himself playing cards at the Journey Home. We admire his devotion as a husband, father and friend. May his soul rest in peace.

  7. I am very sorry for your loss. I know that your father is in a better place and that you and your family can finally celebrate his life.


  8. I dedicate this quote from Plato´s Apology to a good man, his family, and his friends. ‘You too, gentlemen of the jury, must look forward to death with confidence, and fix your minds on this one belief, which is certain: that nothing can harm a good man either in life or after death, and his fortunes are not a matter of indifference to the gods.’ We´ll miss you Uncle Bob.

  9. I knew Mr Vogt thru Our Mother of Sorrows school when he worked there.
    Always smiling and then i was happy to see him at the ice cream social with his grandchildren. I know of the Vandermeers and how wonderful of a family they are. Your grandpa is still with you always..much sympathy,
    Love, Lori

  10. I want to say My dad is deeply loved and will be truly missed by his entire family and friends. I had an opportunity to meet and visit with so many people and I appreciate all the support given to Nancy, my sisters and I. I want to share a poem that We felt ..Was perfectly suited for My Dad. I Hope you feel the same.
    This is a poem read at my Dad’s Funeral I would like to share it with everyone who could not attend…
    The Measure Of A Man
    Not-How did he die? But-How did he live?
    Not-What did he Gain? But-What did he Give?
    These are the units to measure the Worth
    Of a Man as a Man, regardless of Birth.
    Not-What was his Station? But-Has he a
    And -How did he play his God-Given Part?
    Was he ever ready with a word of Good
    To Bring back a Smile to banish a Tear?
    Not-What was his Church? Nor-What was
    his Creed?
    But-Had he befriended those really in need?
    Not-What did the sketch in the Newspaper
    BUT-How many were Sorry when He
    Passed Away?

    Thanks again for the kindness everyone has shown Our Entire Family during this very difficult time.
    Barbara Higgs

  11. I will always remember Bob’s many words of wisdom. Many of which may be inappropriate for this site….. but were always funny as heck. Thanks for all the memories. YOU WILL BE MISSED. God Bless

  12. I will miss you so much. I’m just glad that we got to spend the time that we did together. I love you and I will miss you more than you will know. Love, Lisa

  13. I would like to give a special thanks to our wonderful family and friends for all the love and support. Without you this would have been so much harder.

    Dad was a special guy. He loved fully and forgave often. He never asked anyone to do anything he himself would not do. He treated people with respect no matter what their lot in life was. I’m so proud to be his daughter. He has left a hole, not only in our lives, but in many lives. He is loved and will be truly missed.

    Love to all, Paula

  14. My prayers today are to Bob and for all of his Family. My brother, Fa. Tom Statt, was so close to you all. Try to recall the happy times . So Sincerely, Ellen Statt Miller

  15. Nancy, Paula, Beverly and Barbara; Uncle Bob will always be in our hearts and memories. Our deepest sympathies in your time of loss.
    Michael, Maureen, Thomas & Tatum Vogt

  16. Nancy, Paula, Beverly, and Barbara,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Bob was the best and we will never forget him!
    Nathan, Jamie, Griffin, Jaelyn, and Leland

  17. Our feelings are with you at this time of sorrow. Such a wonderful person to be taken from us so soon. May he rest in peace now with all his pain removed.

    John and Emmy

  18. Our sincere condolences to the entire Vogt Family. Bobby was a great friend, terrfic guy, outstanding athlete and a dedicated American, sailor and shipmate.

    The Murphys have great childhood memories of Bobby that will live on.

    Bobby will rest in peace now with his parents and Hermie.

    Our love to the Vogt Family,

  19. Remember the good times, and rejoice in them. Our love and prayers to the family in this time of sorrow.

  20. robt I am sure we have meet,as we had many things in common birthdays wise and I have been a visitor to greece many times as I was born there.I will think of you in a moment of silence Jim

  21. Thanks to all for your support and love!
    Our dad brought so much cheer and happiness to all that knew him with his great sense of humor and true concern for family and friends. It is a great loss to our family and the community that he will not be with us but the great memories we have will live on forever.

    Dear Dad,
    You’re a sweet and precious man; you will always have that special place in my heart. You have been a wonderful dad and friend to me; contributing so much to who I am today. Thank You! This will never be easy and I miss you more than you know but I can find peace knowing that you will never be in pain again. You are in God’s hands now; so do what you want, play all the golf & cards as possible and keep a gentle eye on us (our angel). I am so proud to be your daughter.
    ‘I Love You Man!’ Love, Bev

  22. To all of Bob’s family and friends, please accept my deepest condolences. I have many fond memories of Bob while growing up in Dansville.

  23. To Bob’s Family
    We send our condolences to you. We have memories of Bob and the Vogt Family. Wonita and I worked with Bob’s Mom for many years. Please say Hi to Cathy and Mary and all the brothers. I probably wouldn’t be in Dansville if it hadn’t been for the Vogts.(40 years)

  24. Uncle Bob was great. We will miss him, but we know that he now rest with his Lord and Savior. His pain is gone and he can watch over his family from a wonderful place (Heaven). We love you.

  25. We know you are looking down on us and smiling from the heavens above. We will miss all of the good times and laughs we shared. May your body rest in peace and your heart and soul be free forever.
    Love always Will, Jen and Taylor.

  26. We were sorry to hear of your loss. We know you loved him and will miss him deeply but be comforted in knowing that he is over his pain now and is at rest.

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