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Leo C. Vogel

October 7, 1925 ~ April 9, 2022 (age 96)


Leo C. Vogel, 96, of Sun City West, AZ passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2022.  His five children and his devoted friend, Leona Drake, were by his side as he passed away peacefully. Lee was born on October 7, 1925 in Pittsburgh, PA.  He has lived in Sun City West for the past 29 years.  Lee received his BS from University of Denver.  He was a WWII Navy Veteran who served aboard the USS Rendova (CVE 114). In 1948, he married Mary Elaine Arnold of Denver and they enjoyed a wonderful 66 year marriage lasting until Mary Elaine passed in 2014. During their lifetime together, they lived in Denver, Phoenix, Twin Falls, Idaho and Morristown, NJ before retiring to Sun City West, AZ. Lee was a retired Executive of the Mountain Bell, AT&T and New York Telephone Co.  He loved people, an attribute even reflected in his professional career where he was a pioneer and leader in employee development and training. Lee was very active in the SCW Photography Club and Kiwanis.  He particularly enjoyed working with students at the Surprise Elementary School by helping them progress with their reading skills. 

He is survived by Christine (Patrick) Cafaro, Anne (Edward) Antonucci, Patricia (Todd) Goetz, John (Stephanie) Vogel and Thomas Vogel. There are 8 grandchildren: Marianne, Michael (Sarah), Kevin (Morgan), Brian (Ally), Matt, Kate, Robert and Elaine (Dan) and 5 great grandchildren: Harper, Sydney, Evie, Shea, Evan. 

Funeral services will be at Prince of Peace Church, Sun City West on Tuesday, April 19th at 10 AM.  A private burial service will be at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Cave Creek, AZ.  In lieu of of flowers, memorial  donations may be made to:  Sun City West Kiwanis Club Foundation - Address:  Blair Benjamin, 14515 W. Granite Valley Drive, #B607, Sun City West, AZ  85375.


Funeral Service
April 19, 2022

10:00 AM
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
14818 W. Deer Valley Road
Sun City West, Az 85375


Sun City West Kiwanis Club Foundation
C/O Blair Benjamin, 14515 W. Granite Valley Drive, #B607, Sun City West AZ 85375

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