The Obit For Marty Vogel

Martin Vogel
May 16, 1921- September 20, 2007

Published in The Island Packet from September 15 to October 15, 2011

Memories Of You Will Fill Our Hearts Forever Martin Vogel was born on May 16, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York and passed away in Fresno, California on September 20, 2007.

He enlisted in the US Naval as a young man and devoted 28 years of his life to the Service. He retired a Lt. Commander in 1970 after having served as Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve Training Station in Honolulu Hawaii for this final tour of duty. Marty was a decorated veteran who proudly served his country in three wars: World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam.

Before deciding to re-enlist and make the Navy his career, Marty went to Umpire school and became a baseball umpire in the minor leagues up to AAA calling many games at training camps in Florida for major league teams.

He made a name for himself when he became the first umpire ever to throw a batboy out of a game and this became one of his fondest memories to share with family and friends.

Marty was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather, endlessly kind, generous and supportive.

He was Predeceased by his mother Bessie and wife Judy. He is survived by his daughter Dori Cirrincione and three grandsons, his pride and joy, Kyle, Kevin and Kreig Cirrincione. He is also survived by his brother Bud Vogel of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.