HUGH JOSEPH VOGEL SR. was born on December 24, 1943 in Philadelphia to Harry A. and Frances Vogel. By October of 1956 the Vogel family, which included older brother Harry A. Vogel Jr., and younger siblings Patricia and Louis, had moved to 1159 Merrimac Road in the Fairview section of Camden, New Jersey.

Hugh Vogel grew up in Fairview, and graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School in 1962. He worked for Eastern Airlines at the Philadelphia International Airport from September of 1963 through May of 1965, then went to work for Randolph Chevrolet on Haddon Avenue in Camden.

Hugh Vogel was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on May 27, 1968. His brother, Harry A. Vogel Jr. was appointed on July 29, 1968. 

In 1971 Hugh Vogel married Carmel Amorebella. Their marriage produced two sons, Robert L. Vogel and Hugh J. Vogel Jr. 

Hugh Vogel was promoted to Captain on April 2, 1974. When Camden lifted the residency requirements for firefighters and police officers, Hugh Vogel and family moved to 311 Richey Avenue in Collingswood, New Jersey. 

After completing 31 years of service with the Camden Fire Department, Captain Vogel retired on September 1, 1999. Besides his duties as a firefighter, he also served as a contract negotiator with his union local of the I.A.F.F.

Carmel Vogel passed away on June 30, 2004, Hugh J. Vogel Sr. joined her on July 7, 2015.


Camden Courier-Post * July 13, 2015

Camden Fire Department Reunion Dinner - August 26, 2009 

From Left front:Frank McGuckin, Herb Leary, Hugh Vogel, Dennis Diehl, Bill Huelas
At Rear: Bill O'Dennis, Joe Kirk, Ernie Gribaudo
At Right: Bill Bain

From Left front: Hugh Vogel, Dennis Deal, Mike Galasso, Bill Huelas
At Rear: Joe Kirk
From Right rear:
Ernie Gribaudo, Steve Sklar, Ferd Meloni, Mike Smaritto, Butch Devine
Standing, in uniform: Ed Glassman

From Left: Ron Angemi, Herb Leary, Mario Patrizi, Bill O'Dennis, Hugh Vogel
Seated: Bob WIlliams

From Left: Ron Angemi, Herb Leary, Mario Patrizi, Bill O'Dennis, Hugh Vogel, Frank Saia, Anthony Winters
Seated: Bob Williams

Camden Courier-Post * July 13, 2015

Hugh J. Vogel, Sr.
AGE: 71 Collingswood

Passed on July 7, 2015. He was beloved husband of 43 years to the late Carmel Vogel (nee Amorebella). Devoted father of Robert L. Vogel and Hugh J. Vogel, Jr. (Janice); brother of Harry A. Vogel, Jr. (Cathyann), Patricia Ann (Charlie) Fagan and Louis J. Vogel, Sr. (Sandee) and his trusty dog "Buddy."

Hughie was a career Camden City Firefighter, served as Captain and later Chief Union Negotiator. His sense of humor and contagious laugh will be missed.

Friends and family are invited to his viewing Tuesday July 14, 8:30 - 10:30 AM at BLAKE-DOYLE Funeral Home, 226 Collings Ave. Collingswood, NJ 08108. A Funeral MASS will be celebrated 11:00 AM. at St. John's Church, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, 809 Park Avenue Collingswood, NJ 08108. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chews Landing.

Camden Courier-Post * July 13, 2015

Words can not express my sadness. I hold dear the hours we spent together at River Beach And how your mom would come running out when we would pass by. I deeply regret not making the time to stop and see him. Your mom and him will always be in our hearts

~ Chickie Uzdevenes, Merchantville, New Jersey

I did not see much of Huey over the years, but when I did he always had a smile on his face and something funny to say. Just like he did when we where kids at St. Joan of Arc. And who could forget the days and nites hanging out at Bill's. Rest in peace my brother, Carpy


The 1962 Graduating Class of Gloucester Catholic High School sends sympathy to all the family and friends of Hughie. We last saw Hughie and Carmen 3 years ago at our reunion. Such a character, we all really liked him. Rest in peace Hughie and Carmen.

~ 1962 Class of Gloucester Catholic H.S., Gloucester, New Jersey

Sincere condolences to the Vogel family. Warm and wonderful memories of Hugh and Carmel. Hugh served with my brother, Pat, on the Camden Fire Department and he and my sister, Anna, were godparents to Pat's daughter, Kathy. Rest in peace, Hugh.

~ Lucille O'Keefe, Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey

Pat, Harry and Hugh's children. I remember your Grandparents Harry & Fran. You come from a great family. You guys were the greatest neighbors anyone could ask for. I still miss Fran very much. Hugh was a lovable person. I pray that he is resting in Peace.

~ Mildred Fulginiti, New Jersey

Hugh and his wife will be greatly missed. We had hung out with them both for a few summers and they were great friends and very social people. Hugh enjoyed the simple things in life. I hope he finds peace being re-united with his wife Carmel. God Bless them both. Bill and Maxine Huelas

~ William Huelas, Newfield, New Jersey

I was sorry to hear about Hughie's passing it's been over 50 years since we hung out at Bill's on Collings road. We had many good times. I always considered Hughie very close friend. We extend our sympathy to the Vogel family . 

Frank and Ida (Caso) Dziengowski

So sad for all the family. Hugh will be missed for his great sense of humor and deep laughter. I have happy memories of Hugh and Carmel and know they are together and watching over all of you. God Bless.

~ Jean Wonsetler

To Hughie's family and friends, my sympathies. A good old Fairview boy who did well in life. Was glad to see you at our Fairview get togethers the last eight years. Rest in peace my old school and boy hood friend.

~ Leonard Di Giacomo, Calabash, North Carolina

Condolences to the Vogel family, a friend in high school, so glad we got to know each other again 50 yrs. later. RIP HUGH .

~ Ron Hahn, Somerdale, New Jersey

Hughie, rest in peace. You have suffered enough.

~ Lou Ludwik Marchuk, Stratford, New Jersey

Peace after your suffering. May we meet again.

~ cathy, pueblo west, Colorado

To the Vogel Family; Sorry for your loss, having worked with Hughie for years on the Fire Dept, he was always a pleasure to be around, with his constant smile & jokes, and a great firefighter. He will be missed by all who knew him.

~ Gus Barbetta, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Dear Hughie and Janice,
With love always we will remember your dad. He's now with Carm, reunited in heaven. Our sincere condolences on your loss. Love you, aunt Sandi and uncle Gary

~ Gary and Sandi Akers, Collingswood, New Jersey

It's been over 50 years since we were Merrimac Road neighbors and childhood friends, Hughie. We Fairview guys never forget a buddy, and I will always remember you and the good times. No doubt we will see each other again before long. Rest in peace Hughie.

My prayers and deepest condolences to all of the Vogel family. 

~ Jim Castaldi, Langhorne, Pennsylvania

RIP Hugh. I remember our time growing up in Fairview hanging on the corner. Good man and friend.

~ Ronald Angemi, Sarasota, Florida

Prayers for Hugh's Family, and for Hugh. We were classmates at St. Joan of Arc School. Hugh was always smiling and making others laugh.
" I only knew him as a boy... he is that to me still."

Kay Haffey Wood



My Heart and Prayers are with all of the Vogel Family; Rest In Peace Hugh

~ Anthony R. Venella, Clementon, New Jersey

To Hughs' family , my condolences to you. I had the pleasure of working with Hugh in the C.F.D. and in our Union. He was a good firefighter and a great person. He always made us laugh and always had that smile on his face. . He will be missed , sorry for your loss. 

~ Sonny Frett

So very sorry for your loss. He is now watching over you from heaven with Carm. Love, John and Mary

~ John & Mary Tanealian, Bellmawr, New Jersey

Our Hearts Are Heavy And Saddened For The Loss Of My Father In Law, And I Feel So Heartbroken For My Huey Jr & Brother In Law Robert Vogel
Rest In Peace Big Hugh Give Mom A Hug And Kiss From Us We Love You Both And Will Miss You Always ❤

~ Janice Jones, Glassboro, New Jersey

Rest easy Uncle Hughie, you will be missed. Love ya
~ Olivia Vogel, New Jersey

You and Carmel are together once again. You were a terrific friend, dad, and husband. Rest in peace and give Carmel a hug from me. We will miss you Captain Cupcake....

~ Colleen Pelo, West Deptford, New Jersey

You will be missed my friend thank you for being the leader you were !

~ Jim Alexander, Cherry Hill, New Jersey