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Peter J. Vogelberger Jr., nuclear engineer

Peter J. Vogelberger Jr., nuclear engineer

Peter John Vogelberger Jr., a retired nuclear engineer and past president of Teledyne Energy Systems who headed the development of devices used in 1970s space exploration, died of undetermined causes Sept. 7 at his Lutherville home. He was 82.

Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, he was the son of Peter J. Vogelberger Sr. and the former Agnes Snyderwine. A standout high school athlete, he was recruited to the Naval Academy, where he was a member of the Class of 1954 and was an honors graduate. He played quarterback on the football team.

He served for two years aboard the attack carrier USS Philippine Sea in the Pacific and then joined the Submarine Service. He attended...