Josh Vogel, 91, lawyer

Joshua S. Vogel, the husband of former City Councilmember Carol Greitzer, died April 12. He was 91.

Greitzer said his death was sudden.

A New York native, Vogel was in the Navy during World War II, after which he attended Baruch College, earning an accounting degree. He later earned a law degree from St. John’s University.

Vogel practiced tax-and-estate law and was a certified public accounted. He later developed low-income rehabilitation housing projects in the city, according to an obituary in The New York Times.

He loved music and was a prolific songwriter and sometime performer, the Times obituary noted. He was a member of ASCAP and the Nashville Songwriters Association. He was also a passionate Mets fan.

Vogel and Greitzer wed in 1990. Both of their first marriages ended in divorce. Prior to marrying Greitzer and living with her in the Village, Vogel lived Uptown.

Greitzer was a councilmember, representing the Village and other parts of Manhattan — and even Staten Island, at one point — from 1969 to 1991

Vogel is survived by his wife, Greitzer; three children from his first marriage, Laura (Barry Farber), David and Rob (Bonnie Malkin); a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Greitzer (Jeff Durrell); five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

A graveside service was held April 17, at the Mount Lebanon Cemetery, in Glendale Queens.

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