Robert Morris Vogel, 80, business co-ownerRobert Morris...

December 12, 1997

Robert Morris Vogel, 80, business co-owner

Robert Morris Vogel, co-owner of a home improvement business in Baltimore County, died of dementia Saturday in a Fairfax, Va., nursing home. He was 80.

The Baltimore native and a late brother opened Vogel Bros., a home improvement business, in Milford Mill in 1945. He retired in 1987 and moved to Fairfax in 1994.

Mr. Vogel attended Polytechnic Institute in the mid-1930s and served in the Army from 1941 to 1945 during World War II.

He was a longtime member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Randallstown.

Services were held yesterday.

Survivors include his wife, the former Beatrice McCormick, whom he married in 1944; a son, Robert A. Vogel of Fairfax; a daughter, Roxanne V. Donahue of Pelham, N.H.; two sisters, Edna M. Vogel of Milford Mill and Mabel Jackson of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Gary C. Witt, 52, Balto. Co. police lieutenant

Gary C. Witt, a retired Baltimore County police lieutenant, died of cancer Nov. 28 at his Rosedale home. He was 52.

Mr. Witt, who retired in the early 1990s, joined the department as a cadet after he graduated from Parkville High School in 1963.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking and coaching Little League baseball teams.

Services were held Dec. 1.

Survivors include his wife, the former Marion Chell, whom he married in 1966; a son, Gary C. Witt Jr. of Pasadena; a daughter, Michelle Kemp of Havre de Grace; his mother, Ruth Witt of Rosedale; a brother, Robert Witt of Washington; and four grandchildren.

Charles Steven Gannon, 34, self-taught auto mechanic

Services for Charles Steven Gannon, a Southwest Baltimore resident and auto mechanic, were held Saturday.

Mr. Gannon died of an overdose of drugs and alcohol Nov. 26 at home. He was 34.

A native of Dayton in Howard County, he earned his high school equivalency in the mid-1980s and was a self-taught mechanic. He moved from Staunton, Va., to Baltimore a year ago and worked in Elkridge.

He is survived by his wife, the former DeLaine Hooker, whom he married in 1990; his parents, Charles W. Gannon and Louise Gannon of Fayetteville, Tenn.; and two sisters, Kathy Farris of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Sharon Gannon of Laurel.

Pub Date: 12/12/97

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