John Voogt, 91, of Newport, Rhode Island, passed away on December 9, 2019, at the Grand Islander in Middletown.

John was born April 25, 1928, in Bronx, NY to Jacob Voogt and Agnes (Mazer) Voogt.

John was married to the late Dorothy Voogt for 35 years.

John proudly served in the US Navy for 20 years, serving during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

John is survived by his children; Sandra Gruszie of Shady Cove, OR, Daryl Voogt of Newport, RI, Jon Voogt of Black River Falls, WI and Edward Voogt of Medford, OR.

He was preceded in death by his son William and his wife Dorothy.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019, from 4-7 pm at Memorial Funeral Home 375 Broadway in Newport.

His burial will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019, at 11:00 am at Newport Memorial Park 123 Howland Avenue in Middletown.

Community Submission

This content has been contributed to What's Up Newp. The views and opinions included within are not necessarily those of What's Up Newp, our contributors, or our advertisers.

We welcome letters to the editor on current local topics. Email them to