Conrad C. Vogler, a retired professor of sociology at Buffalo State College and a resident of Williamsville, died Friday (May 30, 2003) in Roswell Park Cancer Institute after a long illness. He was 70.
Born in Canandaigua, Vogler served in the Army during the Korean War era and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Brockport State College in 1954 and 1960, respectively. In 1971, he earned a doctorate in sociology from the University at Buffalo.
From 1956 to 1958, Vogler taught elementary school at the State Agricultural and Industrial School, a school for delinquent boys, in Industry. He taught fifth grade and social studies in Newark until 1964, when he began teaching sociology at Buffalo State. He spent 1973 and 1974 as an exchange professor at Elizabeth Gaskill College in Manchester, England.
From 1986 to 1988, Vogler taught summer and evening courses in sociology at Attica Correctional Facility.
He was the co-author of a textbook, "Sociology of Sport," and many professional articles.
He was a member of the Buffalo State College Newman Center, Audubon Golf Course in Amherst, Monarch Golf Club in Leesburg, Fla., and the Bell Ski Club.
Survivors include his wife of 14 years, the former Ann Cook; four daughters, Julie Noble of Richmond, Va., Jenny Cascio of the Town of Tonawanda, and Katie Carroll and Colleen Carroll, both of Amherst; two sons, James C. of Dansville and John P. of Williamsville; and 11 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 200 St. Gregory Court off Maple Road, Amherst. Prayers will be said at 8:45 in Roberts & Dengler Funeral Home, 8630 Transit Road, Amherst.