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Charles 'Chick' Vogel, electric supply executive, dies

Charles 'Chick' Vogel, electric supply executive, dies

Charles "Chick" Vogel III, CEO of Shepherd Electric Supply, a family-owned business, died Jan. 22 of pancreatic cancer at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 84.

The son of Charles C. Vogel Jr., owner of Shepherd Electric Supply and Katherine Vogel, a homemaker, Charles Charles Vogel III was born in Baltimore and was raised on Boxwood Road in the city's Pinehurst neighborhood.

After graduating in 1949 from Loyola High School, he entered Cornell University. In 1952, he left college and enlisted in the Air Force and served as a radar technician in Honshu, Japan, intercepting, analyzing and recording activity from Russian and Chinese...