Joshua Bennett Vogel, October 27, 1964-December 20, 2017

This is, without a doubt, the hardest news I have had to share.

VOGEL, Joshua Bennett

With great sadness, the family of Josh Vogel announces his passing on December 20, 2017 following a very brief illness. He is survived and remembered with love by his parents, Richard and Patricia Vogel, and his brother Andrew Vogel (Wendy). Josh was 53 years old.

Josh loved music. Josh loved baseball. He loved animals, Budweiser, and pizza, but most of all Josh loved his family and friends. At the age of 18 he left Cincinnati for the west coast, and spent the remainder of his days in the California sun. A Policy Enforcement Specialist at Weebly, Josh will be remembered there for his love of laughter and jokes, once filling a coworker’s desk with dry cat food in response to a prank played on him.

His former wife Allison loved Josh’s Peter Pan sense of humor. His beloved Anna adored his sweet, gentle nature. If you knew Josh Vogel, you knew a kind man. You knew a man who loved a silly joke. You knew a man who, after years of searching, had finally found peace & contentment within his own life.

If you knew Josh Vogel, you knew joy.

A glass will be raised to Josh’s memory at Eli’s Mile High Club, 3629 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609, at 1 PM PST on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

Donations may be made to The Miracle League, helping children with disabilities experience the thrill of baseball.

Rest in peace, Josh. I love you.

That’s right, Josh.

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