Rosemary E. Vogt



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Rosemary E. Vogt Rochester, NY, Thursday, Dec. 7, at the age of 76. After a valiant battle with late stage cancer, Rosemary died peacefully in the company of family at St. Ann’s Home. Predeceased by brother Gerald Vogt and by Frank Moore, her best friend and life partner. Survivors include sister Carol Hinkelman, sister-in-law Joan Vogt, cousin Rosalyn Deutsch, the Moore family of East Greenbush, NY, and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosemary was born on Dec. 21, 1946 to Robert and Sylvia Vogt of Rochester, NY. She graduated from Our Lady of Mercy High (’64), the University of Rochester (’70), and earned her Juris Doctor from SUNY Buffalo (’76). Her interest in public policy took her to the NYS Senate Research Service in Albany, NY, where she began as a policy analyst, and rose through the ranks to serve as Director for several years before her retirement in 2008. She also had a strong interest in medicine, pursuing medical sociology in a joint degree program while at BU. She later served as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician; Firefighter/EMT with the East Greenbush Vol. Fire Dept.; EMT trainer and training coordinator for Rensselaer County; and as a life member of the Bruen Rescue Squad of East Greenbush NY. She was a faithful parishioner of the Church of St. Mary’s of Clinton Heights. Rosemary will be greatly missed by the friends, family, and former colleagues she has left behind. All will remember her playfulness, sense of humor, attention to detail, and hard working nature. Memorial services will be held at 10am on Friday, March 15 at the Church of St Mary at Clinton Heights, 163 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY, and at 10am on Saturday, March 16 at the chapel at St. Ann’s Home, 1500 Portland Avenue, Rochester, NY. Both services will be live streamed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Albany Medical Center Foundation 43 New Scotland Ave. – MC-119
Albany, NY 12208 518-262-3322 /


  1. Bill White on March 1, 2024 at 6:57 pm

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  2. Jo Flanigan on March 10, 2024 at 8:40 am

    Rosemary was appointed as our EMS Training Coordinator for the Rensselaer County Ambulance Association for many years, while I was the County Emergency Medical Services Coordinator. Her levelheadedness and true concern for quality education were her strongest attributes. We were very fortunate to have her as our Training Coordinator. She will be missed.

  3. mary ann lettau on March 11, 2024 at 9:36 am

    a close childhood friend, from age 5 to age 21. so many adventures. rosemary was a daredevil. i have a lot of stories!!!we lived across grafton st from each other. i last saw her though in albany about 40 years ago. but her photo brought our past together to the present. r.i.p. i hope she didn’t suffer.

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