Swampscott — Dr. Ernest H. Mogel, 84, entered into rest unexpectedly on Monday, August 19, 2013, at the NSMC–Salem Hospital in Salem. He was the beloved husband of Suzanne (Nicholl) Mogel. Born in New York, N.Y., he was the son of the late Maurice and Mary (Schulman) Mogel. Dr. Mogel was raised and educated in Bridgeport, Conn., and was a graduate of Bridgeport High School. He continued his education by graduating from UConn with a master’s degree in education. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Korean conflict as a member of the U.S. Army. He was also a Mason and a member of the Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity.
Dr. Mogel began his counseling career in the Army, performing psychological testing for military troops. He held counseling positions at Danvers Hospital and at Psychiatric Services in Haverhill. He eventually opened his own practice in 1988, Psychological Services, where he continued to see patients until his retirement in 2006.
He loved living by the ocean and was an avid boater and fisherman. He enjoyed playing the piano and participating in bike races. He also loved animals, and always had plenty of treats on hand for his own pets and those who visited.
In addition to his wife, with whom he shared 47 years of marriage, he is survived by three devoted children, Brian Mogel of Mystic, Conn., Laurie Levine of Marblehead, and Melinda Mogel of Somerville; one cherished grandchild, Daniel Levine of Aurora, Colo.; and one dear nephew, Rich Sanders of New York. He was also the devoted father of the late Julie Plante, father-in-law of the late Alan Levine, and loving brother of the late Gertrude Oppenheim.
ARRANGEMENTS: Services and memorial observance will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Mogel’s memory may be made to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. Arrangements by Stanetsky-Hymanson Chapel, Salem.