Earle G. Voigt
It is with great sadness that the
family of Earle Gene Voigt announces his passing on February 2,
2019 at the age of 88, due to complications related to
Congestive Heart Failure. Earle was born on April 5, 1930 and
was raised in Malden, MA.
He graduated from
Malden High School in 1948. Upon graduation he went to work at
GE in Everett as a Jet Engine machinist. In 1951, Earle became
an active service member of the United States Army where he was
stationed in Germany. During the Korean War he received the Army
Occupation Medal. After returning from the service, Earle went
back to GE where he worked for almost 40 years.
Margaret “Peg” Scott in 1955 at St Paul’s Church in Malden. They
were married for almost 58 years, until Peg’s sudden passing.
During this time Earle & Peg raised 3 children, Andrea, Bruce, &
Cheryl and made many loving family memories. After Peg’s
passing, Earle was lucky to find a loving companion in Elvira
Carlson. Not only did Elvira always keep a smile on Earle’s face
she also kept his belly full with her wonderful cooking.
Throughout his life,
Earle enjoyed spending time at the family Cottage on Great East
Lake in Wakefield, NH. He loved spending time down by the water,
loved boating, fishing and even taught himself to swim! He spent
every summer & fall at the lake with Peg and the kids.
Earle had a passion
for skiing. When he was younger he spent a lot of time in North
Conway & Tuckerman’s Ravine with his ski buddies. He spent time
skiing many weekends with his family at Boston Hill Ski Area in
North Andover MA where he also worked as a ski instructor. Every
year he planned a long ski trip with his family and the other
“ski” families. So many memories were made with great people.
Earle was a
dedicated family man and always put his family first. On top of
serving his family and country, Earle served his community. He
travelled extensively with Peg throughout the country with the
Shriners. He was a devoted Mason for 61 years as a member of the
Lodge of Stirling, and was a Past Master in 1992. Earle was also
a 50 year, 32nd degree member of the Scottish Rites.
Additionally, he was a well respected & hard working member of
the Aleppo Shrine in Wilmington, MA. Earle served as a member of
the Arab Patrol where he was Captain of the Uniform Unit Staff
in 2010. For many years up until his death, he was President of
Earle had many
friends who truly cherished his kindness and sense of humor. He
was a man’s man and a gentleman. He loved his children,
grandchildren and great grandchildren... even the furry ones
Ozzy & Simon. He will be greatly missed by all.
Earle was the
devoted father of Andrea J. Voigt of Newburyport, Cheryl A.
McKenzie and her husband Stewart of Medford and Bruce S. Voigt
and his wife Kimberly of CA. Loving brother of Bobbi Treacy of
Danvers. Cherished grandfather of Julie, Scottie, Dylan, Bryce,
Jay, Timothy and great-grandfather of Dylan, Jayden, Tobi,
Kynlee and Kayla. Earle was the loving boyfriend of Elvira
Carlson of Reading.
Earle was predeceased by his
loving wife Margaret “Peg” W. (Scott) Voigt, and his sister
friends are welcome to Earle’s funeral service in the
Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden on
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10AM. Earle’s interment will
follow in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden, alongside of his wife.
Visiting hours will be held in
the funeral home on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 4-8PM.
Earle’s memory may be made to the, Aleppo Shrine Transportation
Fund, 99 Fordham Rd., Wilmington, MA 01887-0578.