Funeral services for Richard Philip “Dick” Vogh, 94, of Rupert, Georgia were held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville. Lt. Vogh passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Upson Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Gainesville, Florida, where he was a deacon emeritus.
He was a member of Flying Tigers 69th DRS Association, was in the Florida Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers (FSSSSS), and was mentor and field coordinator of some innovative and important studies with Black, Crow and Eidsness engineering firm and with graduate students from the University of Florida. Richard was a member of the R.T. Schafer Lodge #350 F & AM. He was a past president and honorary life member of the Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association (FWPCOA). The Richard P. Vogh award presented annually by FWPCOA to the most progressive region was established in 1975. The award is named for him, honoring the time and energy he devoted for over 30 years to the development of operator education and professionalism in both the water and wastewater fields. He was a life member of the American Water Works Association and also a life member of the Water Pollution Control Federation.
His accomplishments were so numerous that if you didn’t know him, you wouldn’t believe it. He wanted everyone to know that he had a wonderful life and wishes for others to share in the same grace he received from the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Pohl Vogh and a grandson, Isaac Timothy Vogh.
He is survived by three sons, Richard P. Vogh, III of Marietta, GA, Warren R. Vogh of Cleveland, GA and H. Clifford Vogh of Linwood, NC; one daughter, Mary V. Bowles; one brother, James W. Vogh of Bartlesville, OK; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.