Brother Eric Vogel: Eulogy   


(This eulogy was originally published by St. Mary's College, Moraga, California, and is reproduced here for preservation purposes.)
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June 2000

Brother Eric Vogel, F.S.C., died Saturday, June 24, 2000 Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, Calif. at the age of 73 and in the 54th year of his religious life. Born on January 13, 1927 in Los Angeles, son of the late Charles Vogel and Marie Hodapp Vogel, Earl Ralph Vogel attended Cathedral High School in Los Angeles and the Junior Novitiate at Mont La Salle, Napa. Earl entered the Senior Novitiate of the De La Salle Brothers of the Christian Schools at Mont La Salle on June 5, 1945 and received the religious habit on August 14, 1945. Brother Eric professed his perpetual vows June 24, 1952 at Saint Mary's College, Moraga, Calif.

Brother Eric's ministry as a religious educator included assignments at Saint Mary's college High School, Berkeley (1949), Christian Brothers High School, Sacramento (1949-56); Bishop Armstrong High School, Sacramento (1956-59); and the Junior Novitiate at Mont La Salle (1962-65).

Brother Eric was first assigned to Saint Mary's College of California at Moraga in 1959 and over the years until his official retirement in 1994 he taught some 18 years there and some 8 years at Bethlehem University in the West Bank. Brother Eric earned his doctorate in physics from the University of California at Davis in 1969. In March of 2000 Brother Eric was assigned to Holy Family Community, Mont La Salle, Napa.

Brother Eric is survived by his brother Lee Vogel of Brea, California, his sister Adele Styk of Burbank, California, and several nieces.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. at Mont La Salle Chapel, 4404 Redwood Road, Napa. The burial service will take place on Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Mont La Salle Chapel and Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the Claffey and Rota Funeral Home, 1975 Main St. in Napa from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27.

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