Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Vogel, 74, of Paupack, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Hospice Community Care in Dunmore. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Robert John Vogel. The couple married on December 29, 1962.
Born on December 14, 1937 in Norristown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ellwood and Mary Elizabeth Haines Bickhart.
After graduating from high school, she attended business college and began working at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals as a secretary. There she met her future husband Robert. The couple married and moved to Chester County where she was a proud homemaker raising her two daughters. The family enjoyed spending many weekends at the family cottage at Lake Wallenpaupack. Later she and Robert retired to Vero Beach in Florida.
In 2006 the couple moved to their cottage on Lake Wallenpaupack where she enjoyed boating and time around the water.
Beth enjoyed gardening, traveling, photography and spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading her magazines and clipping recipes or finding decorating ideas for family and friends.
She was a member of Paupack United Methodist Church.
Also surviving are her daughters Susan Davis and husband Brian of Colchester, VT and Cynthia Cepko and husband Christopher of Paupack; her grandchildren Nicole, Alison and Robert Davis; her dog, Molly.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at Paupack United Methodist Church, Rt. 507, Paupack, PA at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends from 1 to service time. As per her request, cremation will follow.
Arrangements by Hessling Funeral Home, Inc. 428 Main St. Honesdale.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.