Fogel, Dick

Dick Fogel


San Francisco's Bay City News Service reported today that Dick Fogel, co-founder with his wife of the service, died Wednesday September 9, 2009  in Thousand Oaks.Born April 29, 1923, in Santa Monica, California, Richard Fogel, known to friends and colleagues as "Dick," was the younger of two sons of Moe Miller Fogel and Syndie Aileen Gardner Fogel. In 1948, Fogel moved to Oakland, Calif., and joined the Oakland Tribune as a copy editor. Over the next three decades he worked his way up through the company, being promoted to night editor, city night editor, news editor, Sunday editor, assistant managing editor, managing editor, and executive editor. Throughout his career, Fogel garnered numerous awards for excellence in journalism, including the James Madison Freedom of Information Career Achievement Award (1989), the Public Service Award for Distinguished Reporting on the Administration of Justice from the State Bar Association of California (1975), the Contra Costa Press Club Award (1970), and the Editor and Publisher Newspaper Promotion Award (1967). Fogel is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marcia Fogel; daughter Vicki Fogel Mykles (Don Mykles); sons Richard Henry Fogel, Jr. (Marilyn Morrison) and Jonathan Miller Fogel; and grandchildren Rebecca Morrison Fogel, Christopher Kjell Mykles, and Andrew Morrison Fogel.

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