A funeral is set for the morning of July 17 for Samuel Isaac Vogel, who died at 21 in Tracy, California, according to an online obituary. Vogel died on July 9, the obituary said. According to the …
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A funeral is set for the morning of July 17 for Samuel Isaac Vogel, who died at 21 in Tracy, California, according to an online obituary.
Vogel died on July 9, the obituary said. According to the webpage:
Vogel graduated in 2015 from Englewood High School, where he earned recognition as linebacker of the year in 2014, outstanding U.S. history student in 2014 and outstanding male physical education student in 2015. He served as a youth leader at The Forge Youth Center, 4356 S. Broadway, and as a drummer in the Mosaic Church Music Band. He was a Christian Youth Theater member from 2006-2015 and also enjoyed hiking.
He lived with his family in Bolingbrook, Illinois, before moving to Colorado.
Described as personable, empathetic and affectionate with a firm handshake, Vogel was an uncle to eight nieces and nephews. He was also described as witty and someone who loved to laugh.
“Our hearts are heavy with the news of a member of our EHS family gone too soon,” the Facebook page for Englewood High School's student publication posted July 12.
Several friends and family members left comments on the obituary site, recounting humorous and fond memories. Paul Evans, who said in a comment he taught Vogel in Englewood, said he “enjoyed watching him grow in confidence and compassion.”
“As a teacher, your hope is that all of your students will someday change the world for the better,” Evans wrote. “Sam was one of those few who didn't wait until after graduation to light the world on fire.”
On Vogel's Facebook page, his humorous personality showed, along with a reflective side.
“So you know that one saying 'when the world turns its back on you, you turn your back on the world'? Even though that's the easy way out you should really think about embracing the world,” Vogel wrote in 2013. “Not going head to head with it. Just embracing it.”
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