On Wednesday, February 15th, at 66 years old, John Vogt, loving husband and father of three, passed away, after fighting for over two long years in his battle against lung cancer.
John was born on April 22, 1956, in Queens, NY. He spent his youth exploring the boroughs and seeking out the many answers to his never-ending questions. To say he was a history buff is an understatement. When he was just 14 years old, he began his illustrious career at White Castle. Beginning as a janitor. He eventually worked his way through the ranks to Regional Director of The New York Region. In 1999 John moved his family to Lindenhurst, Long Island. In 2014, John retired from his 44 years of dedication to White Castle.
Throughout his career and retirement, John held many extracurricular activities.
You could find him volunteering and on the board of Sunnyside Shines a Business Improvement District office in queens working to support local businesses. On the board of Copiague Kiwanis working to foster the next generation of leaders. President of the American Venice Civic Association fighting for improvements within his community that he loved and called his home. Lastly, traveling with the boy scouts in troop 284 on various trips and continuing to invoke inspiration and leadership in today’s youth. But most importantly he was gaining lifelong love, friendships, respect, admiration, and memories.
In Johns down time, he also held many hobbies. The history channel was always blasting on whatever tv was closest to him. He believed that one could grill food outside at any time of the year. He would build and play around with his considerable train and car collections. He would love to watch the sun rise out on the bay from his boat. His favorite hobby was truly just helping others. No matter how great the task, John was always a helping hand in whatever capacity.
John will be missed by all. His love and memories will live on through his family and friends. John is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years Candida Vogt; his children Nicole Vogt, Robert Vogt, and Emily Vogt; his siblings Barbara (Don) Schwarz, Valerie (Greg) Watters, Ace Vogt, and Leona (Ted) Cohen; and a plethora of beloved nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, friends, and associates. The Vogt family is so grateful for his love and life and for all who have supported during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in John Vogt’s memory to Memorial Sloan Kettering for Cancer Research, Boy Scout Troop 284 of Copiague, or The Copiague Kiwanis Club.
Memorial Sloan Kettering: https://www.mskcc.org/
Boy Scout Troop 284 of Copiague Kiwanis
Attn: Dan Jacobsen
Copiague Middle School
2650 Great Neck Rd.
Copiague, NY 11726
Copiague Kiwanis Club: https://www.kiwanis.org/childrens-fund/give
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