Rev. Robert W. Vogt, pastor in City of Tonawanda - The Buffalo News
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Rev. Robert W. Vogt, pastor in City of Tonawanda

Aug. 16, 1937 – Dec. 15, 2013

The Rev. Robert W. Vogt, retired pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in the City of Tonawanda, died Sunday in his home in Longs, S.C. He was 76.

The Buffalo native attended the Seminary of St. Joseph and the Little Flower and Niagara University. He also was a graduate of Our Lady of the Angels Seminary at Niagara.

He was ordained to the priesthood in 1962 and was assigned as a hospital coordinator in the missionary apostolate.

He later served at All Saints and St. Martin Church in Buffalo.

In 1965, Father Vogt was appointed assistant director of the missionary apostolate. He became an assistant pastor at St. Edmund in the Town of Tonawanda in 1970 and served as administrator of St. Francis de Sales in Buffalo from 1974 to 1981.

He first pastorate was at St. Bridget Church in Newfane.

He arrived as pastor at St. Francis of Assisi in 1994 and retired for health reasons in 2000.

Father Vogt was part of the Cursillo Movement and served on the Council of Priests. He also was a member and vice chairman of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission.

He moved to South Carolina in 2009.

Survivors include a sister, Diane Doody.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. next Saturday in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 150 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, with Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz presiding.

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