June 6, 1921 - February 23, 2018
Hal Fogel died on February 23, 2018, at his residence in Kansas City, MO. Hal was born in Kansas City, MO on June 6, 1921. He was a Second Lieutenant in World War II and spent all of his life in Kansas City except for the few years he lived in Los Angeles with his family between the ages of 9 and 18. He moved back to Kansas City to continue dating Clara Kaplan, whom he had met on visits back to KC. He and Clara were married on December 31, 1941, and remained together for 65 years until her death in 2006. They had two children, Dick and Adrian. Both of them went to work in Washington DC. Adrian passed away in 2002. Dick lives in North Potomac, MD. He was a gentle, kind, funny, mostly patient, and honest man whose primary focus was always the well-being of his family. He had a very successful career in the financial services industry that enabled him to provide well for his family and to enjoy life. He played golf weekly (but not in winter!) for almost 60 years and spent many fond summers at Bethany Beach, Del. with his wife, children, and grandchildren--Sarah, David, and Matthew. He said that one of his best accomplishments was that he was able to dance at the weddings of David to Jessica Lidstrom in Stockholm, Sweden, and Sarah to Elliot Berger in North Potomac, MD.—even though he had to count to keep to the beat of the music. Seeing his great grandchildren, Aden, Leon, and Noah gave him great pleasure in his later years. He loved horses and regretted not owning one. But he did have statues and paintings of them. Savoring KC BBQ was always a treat as was visiting with his cousins who continue to live in KC. His other passion was having a clean car. He loved to wash his cars and even carried a chamois to clean them off after a rain. For a period of time, he carried a bucket of water in the back seat to make it easier to clean the car after an outing. He sometimes even provided “advice” to his children and grandchildren about how to care for their own cars. He and Clara were members of Temple B’nai Jehudah for over 65 years. In retirement, he was able to expand his horizons to enjoy his love of reading novels, biographies, and histories; going to movies of all genre, and listening to opera. He expanded his go-to restaurants for fine dining to McDonald’s Big Macs on Friday (before the movie) and all you can eat Chinese food on Tuesday. He always had a knack for numbers and one of his pleasures was actually balancing his check book each month and keeping his own hand written spreadsheet (not an excel file, he didn’t know what that was!) of his investments to check against the computer generated monthly reports he received, until he passed away. He followed the ups and downs of the Chiefs and Royals for years and always enjoyed when they played and beat the Redskins or, more recently, the Nationals. Memories of Hal bring smiles to all the family. He is missed by all. A memorial service to honor Hal and bury him will be held at the Louis Memorial Chapel, 6830 Troost Av. KC, MO on June 10th at 11AM.Inurnment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will host a reception afterwards at his former residence, Brookdale at Wornall Road, 501 W. 107th, KC, MO from 1-3 on June 10th.
Hal Fogel died on February 23, 2018, at his residence in Kansas City, MO. Hal was born in Kansas City, MO on June 6, 1921. He was a Second Lieutenant in World War II and spent all of his life in Kansas City except for the few years he lived... View Obituary & Service Information
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