Long time Palisadian, Certified Public Accountant, active member of the community, and loving supporter of relatives, associates and friends Anne Park Vogel, 78, died on the afternoon of August 17 at Saint John’s Health Center after a multi-year struggle with cancer.
Her companion of 37 years, Tom Merrill, Tom Vogel, her son, and daughter-in-law, Denise Vogel, were by her side.
Anne was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 2, 1941, to Margaret Armstrong Park and John McVey Park. She was the oldest of six siblings. Anne received her undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and her master’s in taxation from Golden Gate University.
She worked early on with Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand in Europe and Dallas. She moved to Pacific Palisades in 1980 and served as a corporate tax officer for several large corporations and then started her own tax practice in the community in 1988. Anne then formed a partnership with Brian Midwin in 2015 and retired in 2017.
Anne was an active volunteer, including recent president of Optimist Club and deacon at the Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church.
Anne is survived by her companion, Tom Merrill, and his daughter and son-in-law Trisha Csira and Dave Csira, and their three children, Lang, Elek and Wolf of San Clemente, California. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tom Vogel and Denise Vogel, and their four children, Ty, Lexy, Cole and Reid of Brentwood, Tennessee. She is also survived by four siblings: Gary Park, Nancy Barnes, Madelyn Magee and Missy Freeman.
Donations can be sent to Anne’s favorite charity, the Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services, in two ways: online at oyhfs.org/onlinedonation.html or by mail to OYHFS, Attention Development, P.O. Box 41-1076, Los Angeles, CA 90041. Please indicate donation is in “Anne Vogel’s Memory.”
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