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Frederick Jacob Vogelaar

September 25, 2018
Frederick Jacob Vogelaar
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Obituary for Frederick Jacob Vogelaar

Frederick Vogelaar, 92, of No. Providence passed away on Tues. September 25, 2018 in the Philip Hulitar Hope Hospice Center, Providence RI. He was the beloved husband of Frances (Roukema) Vogelaar.

Frederick was born in Providence, the son of the late Herman and Theresa (Kramer) Vogelaar. He was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School, served 3 years in U.S. Navy during WWII, and served in the Construction Battalion (Seabees) of the Naval Reserves for 20 years.

He began his career as a carpenter, building houses with his father, who was also his partner. After gaining experience on larger construction projects with his brother-in-law, August Fusco; he became a member of the Providence Local Carpenters’ Union 94 and worked in supervisory positions for more than 20 years, much of this time with the E.W. Burman Company.

Mr. Vogelaar was an active member of the Calvin Presbyterian Church of Cumberland, serving as a trustee for many years. He was an accomplished amateur award-winning artist who won multiple prizes in local art festivals for his oil paintings, and was a Master Craftsman as well. He enjoyed boating on Narragansett Bay, but most of all he enjoyed being with his family.

In addition to his wife of 68 years, Frances, he is survived by his son, Sherman and his wife Sharon Vogelaar of No. Providence; his daughter Sharon and her husband Eric Grina of Mansfield MA; grandchildren Sarah, Matthew, Melissa, Benjamin, and Jacob; and great grandsons Navin and Ryan. He was the brother of Shirley Fusco of Woodbridge, CT; and the late Agatha S Vierstra.

Visiting hours will be held Wed October 3, 2018 from 4-7 PM at the Calvin Presbyterian Church, 126 Angell Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864.

Funeral services will be Thurs October 4, 2018 at 10 AM at the church, with a collation to follow in the church fellowship hall.

A committal service with Military Honors will take place in Riverdale Cemetery, Northbridge, MA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Calvin Presbyterian Church, 126 Angell Road, Cumberland, RI 02864.

Arrangements are under the direction of the BUMA FUNERAL HOME, Whitinsville, MA. www.bumafuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Wednesday

3

Oct

4:00 PM 10/3/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/3/2018 7:00:00 PM
Calvin Presbyterian Church

126 Angell Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

Calvin Presbyterian Church
126 Angell Road Cumberland 02864 RI
United States

Service

Thursday

4

Oct

10:00 AM 10/4/2018 10:00:00 AM
Calvin Presbyterian Church

126 Angell Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

Calvin Presbyterian Church
126 Angell Road Cumberland 02864 RI
United States

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Calvin Presbyterian Church

126 Angell Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
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