Funeral Details

Dr. Stephen Vogel

February 4, 1946 - August 21, 2023


Date and Time

Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 10:00 AM


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Rabbi Dovid Flinkenstein


Vogel Residence
2023 Beechwood Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
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Thursday following the interment until 8:30PM
Friday and Saturday 11AM-7PM
Sunday 11AM-6PM

Memorial Contributions

Friends of Yad Sarah
445 Park Avenue, Suite 1702
New York, New York 10022
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Dr. Stephen Norman Vogel, Loving husband of Esther nee Strossberg. Beloved father of Michelle Vogel and Dr. Jonathan (Erika) Vogel. Proud grandfather of Lucy and Milo. Dear Brother of Jane (Stuart) Fishman. Fond uncle of Lisa Fishman. Longtime Emergency Room Physician at Evanston Hospital. Stephen will be missed by many family, friends and colleagues. Service Thursday 10AM at Memorial Park Cemetery, 9900 Gross Point Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Yad Sarah, 445 Park Avenue, Suite 1702. New York, NY 10022 or to your favorite charity. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Steve was my mentor and fellow colleague in the emergency department at Evanston Hospital. He was soft spoken but a great communicator among fellow physicians and nursing staff. His smile was contagious and he always had a story to tell. You could always look in his eyes and know that he was interested with everything thing that was spoken. He was a great student of life. His patients loved him and the entire ED staff loved him. He will be greatly missed! My sincere condolences to Esther and the family

David Beringer
August 22, 2023
I worked for Steve at OMEGA. He was one of the best physicians and kindest men I know. My life is better because he was my friend snd colleague. I will always be grateful for him and will miss him incredibly.

JoEllyn Trad
August 23, 2023
Dr. Vogel, excellent Emergency Physician, mentor to many, and admired for his all-round knowledge. Not just medical.
His wit and humor will be missed.

Joseph Mitton
August 23, 2023
My deepest condolences. He will really be missed.

Ruth Gerskowitz
August 23, 2023
I can't claim to have known Steve well, yet I owe him a debt of gratitude. His son Jon has been a dear friend for three decades and for that I will always be grateful. Jon was blessed to take after his father in many ways and if his intelligence, wit, kindness and generosity are a reflection of his father, Steve must have been a remarkable man.

Brad Finder
August 24, 2023
Steve was a consummate physician, a reliable emergency consultant with a gracious personality, expressed with compassion for patients.

Robert LaPata
August 24, 2023
I worked with Steve for many years in the Emergency Department. He was an excellent physician. I always enjoyed his many stories and his sense of humor. He will always hold a warm place in my heart. My deepest sympathies to Esther and family.

Wendy Gabry
August 24, 2023
Pam and I are so sorry to hear of Steve's illness and passing away. Steve was truly a mentor ,and teacher to me and I carried his wisdom, compassion, and "pearls" through my entire career in the ED. Steve encouraged me as a Resident and continued to give his sage advice my entire career. I will miss his wit, advice and console greatly. He was a true friend. May his memory be a blessing to all.

Frederick Hess
August 25, 2023