Jerry F. Vogt



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Jerry F. Vogt HILTON: died November 21, 2017, peacefully at home at the age of 74 due to complications from a bicycling accident in October of 2016. He was the son of the late Robert and Sylvia Vogt. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Joan, sisters Carol Hinkelman (Robert) and Rosemary Vogt, nieces and nephew, cousins, many friends, especially dear friends Linda Lamb and Wende West, and adored cat Lily. Jerry worked at RF Communications and Scientific Radio Systems, first as a technical writer and then in the engineering department. He was a true entrepreneur and founder of Hamtronics, Inc., specializing in custom-built radio equipment. Some of his products are on the international space station. He enjoyed singing in the choir, bicycling, gardening, and exercising. He had deep faith and trusted God completely. He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church choir and Rochester Bicycling Club. Friends may call Wednesday (Nov29th) 10:00-11:00 AM at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 3000 Dewey Ave., where his Funeral Service will follow calling Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bethany Presbyterian Music Fund, 3000 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, NY 14616. in his memory. For more information or to sign Jerry’s online guestbook, please visit


  1. Carl Kennedy on November 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Dear Joan: We were saddened to see Jerry’s notice in the paper. We first met in the Strong rehabilitation unit, March 2017. Jerry for his horrible accident and me for a brain tumor. Jerry and I crossed paths many times during those few weeks. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Carl & Debbie

  2. Barb Tycha on November 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Joan I am so sorry to hear about Jerry. I know how difficult this can be. As long as you have the Lord He will continue to see you through it all. Feel free to contact me for anything, Joan. May the Lord give you His peace and comfort. Barb

  3. Paul and Ann Marshall on November 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

    May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  4. John Migliore on November 27, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Jerry was a friend and road trip companion over the past 7 years. I am grateful for the miles of smiles biking together. His insight and experience on many subjects made him a thoughtful source of information. I am thankful for the camaraderie and bond of friendship, and will always remember Jerry for his unique and helpful thoughtfulness. RIP, Jerry!

  5. Nancy Emerson on November 27, 2017 at 12:00 am

    So sorry, Joan and family. Jerry was a sweet, kind man. Whenever I sw him, he was smiling. Will miss him.

  6. Ronald Fox, Guest Services Work Leader, Unity Hospital on November 27, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Though we only knew of each other for a short time, I considered it an honor to know you! Each day I saw you, you had a smile and would say ‘hello’! Which also brought me strength. May God continue to bless your family with comfort and strength during this time. Till we meet again in His kingdom!

  7. Kathy (Gurak) Schofield on November 28, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Joan. I know he is singing with my dad once again.

  8. Debbie Haskins on November 29, 2017 at 12:00 am

    May God bless you and your family with peace and comfort in this difficult time.

  9. David on May 13, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Rest In Peace My Friend…’ May God bless you’re soul and family..

  10. Steve KA2AYR on August 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Joan, I am one of the many ham radio people who, over three decades, and in many different roles, was a Hamtronics customer and voice on the other end of the phone for Jerry and you. I’m deeply saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. I just now found out. I regret that I didn’t know Jerry personally, but I wanted to thank Jerry and you, in your Hamtronics endeavor. Jerry provided guidance and equipment for some interesting challenges, like a walk-about device to measure pager coverage in lower Manhattan. It’s core was one of Jerry’s 900 MHz receivers. One of my favorite things in electronics was building a Hamtronics kit. They were always so well designed and his thorough documentation helped me learn.

  11. Harvey Gilbert WB4COJ ( was WA2YSD back in Roch) on June 28, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I just heard of Jerry passing as I am located in Florida. He was a fellow ham who contributed a lot to Ham radio. He is missed

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