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Kathleen Dee Hall

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Private Mass Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hagerstown, MD


Kathleen Dee Hall (nee O'Neill), of Hagerstown, MD died on Friday, January 8, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

Born November 8, 1949, Kathleen was the daughter of Dr. Richard M. and Mary G. O'Neill (Keenan) of Cincinnati, Ohio, who proceeded her in death.

Kathleen is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Jack D. Hall, Jr., and adored and treasured children Jennifer Christine Bowers and husband Ron Bowers of Maugansville, Maryland, Matthew Timothy Vogt and his wife Nichole Preston of Hagerstown, Maryland, and Darren Patrick Vogt, of Spring Hill, Florida.

Kathleen is also survived by her cherished grandchildren Zoe Elizabeth Vogt, Alexandra Kathleen Hlasnicek and husband Sawyer Hlasnicek, Olivia Christine Maust, Halee Marie Vogt, Austin Preston, and Gabriel Denton Maust;

Additionally , Kathleen is survived by her dearest friend, sister, and "person" Shawn K. Zaczek and brother-in-law, Edward Martin Zaczek of Cincinnati, Ohio; loving niece and nephew Stacey and Aaron Loberg and their children Isabella and Alexander; nephew and niece Edward Martin "Marty" Zaczek and his wife Jaclyn, and their children, Amelia and Leo, all as well of Cincinnati, Ohio.

In addition to numerous caring and loving friends, Kathleen is also survived by a sister Mary Colleen Ringstaff and husband Michael, nephew Eric Ringstaff and his wife Kristen and their daughter Vivian Marie, a niece Brooke Ringstaff Milazzo and her husband Nick, and their son William, all of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

As a graduate of Hood College with a master's degree in Thanatology (forensic study of death, dying and bereavement), Kathleen retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Washington, DC in 2015, where she served as a Victim Program Specialist, Deputy Program Director for the FBI Office of Victim Assistance, and Biometric Services Section Unit Chief within the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division.

As a certified Subject Matter Expert, Kathleen represented the Bureau both nationally and internationally  and served as a instructor for the FBI Leadership Program, the FBI New Agents Academy and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.

Kathleen also co-founded the Hagerstown City Police Victim Assistance Unit with her dear friend Ann Holtzman, where she volunteered as a victim specialist for 25 years. Prior to the FBI, Kathleen worked for the Department of Homeland Security as a FEMA disaster cadre member; Executive Director of the United Way of Washington County;and, Western Maryland Representative for former Maryland U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski and former Maryland Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. Kathleen also taught at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD; Johns Hopkins Medicine in Columbia, Maryland, and Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.

The family will receive friends  at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

A private mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown, Maryland with Msgr. Richard Murphy as celebrant.
The mass will be live streamed for those who would like to view at

Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Maryland.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Kathleen's name can be made to Brooke's House, Inc. 17670 Technology Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Online condolences may be shared at

Guest Book

Condolences and fond memories to Kathleen's family. Kathleen was one of my FBI Victim Assistance Program Managers. I had an opportunity to get to know her better when she visited our Dallas Field Office. I found her to be a very smart, generous and savvy lady. She had superb people skills and was a pleasure to talk to professionally and personally. She helped me through a period in my bureau career that I will gratefully cherish always. Rest In Peace Kathleen.

Janice Board
Desoto, TX

Deepest Sympathy May we offer our sincere condolences for your loss. May your hearts find comfort in God's Word where it states: Almighty God promises to awaken our loved ones to a world of true peace with no sickness (Isaiah 33:24). Trannie and Mary Linda Carter Cataula, GA.

Mary Linda Carter
Cataula , Ga

Dear Jack and family, Extending my deepest sympathies to you all. It was an honor to know and work with Kathleen at the FBI. She was incredibly dedicated and focused and could be a force of nature when necessary. She was more organized than the 10 most organized people I know. Best of all, she had a huge and generous heart. When I think of Kathleen, I remember so many times when she said something unexpected that made me guffaw. Unfortunately, she usually waited until I had a mouthful of food or drink! Her positivity and humor got me and many others through some really tough times. I am so very grateful to have known her. There are so many victims who are better for having had her support. May her memory continue to bless everyone who loved her. Kathryn Turman

Kathryn Turman
Franklin, TN

Kathleen left an indelible impression on so many of us that had her as a Program Manager. I had just quoted her today, unbeknownst of her passing, she would often close conversations or emails with a sign off: “Thanks for all you do.” She was a hard worker and had a great passion for her calling. Jack and Family, thanks for the time you shared her with us. Kathleen, thanks for all you did.

Colleen Ross
Lisle, Illinois

My deepest sympathies to all of Kathleen's family members. Kathleen was my first Program Manager with the FBI Victim Services Division, over 15 years ago. She gave great insight, provided wonderful support and brought laughter and energy to the workplace. She supported me in a time of great challenges and was a stalwart presence. I have very fond memories of Kathleen. May you all have peace. Karen P Gale

Karen Gale
Frisco , Texas

Love, prayers and condolences to the family. I enjoyed working with Kathleen many years ago.

Cheryl Moores
Conroe, TX

Dear Jack, Our hearts are with you and the family. Kathy was such a sweet, caring, thoughtful person, always so full of love. She was one of our very special blessings and we are grateful that we had her in our lives. May you all find comfort in shared memories of happy times together. With much love, Renee and Fred

Renee and Fred Kramer
Hagerstown, MD

To all the Hall and Vogt family you have my deepest sympathy and my prayers. It was my pleasure to meet and get to know Kathleen. Her's was a life to be celebrated. May the Lord take care of all of you.

Dennis Fahey
Spring Hill, FL

Jack, Jen, Matt, and Darren - my heart is with you all right now. Kathleen was the kindest, funniest, and most positive person I’ve ever met. I never laughed at work as much as when she and I were together. I’ve spent today reminiscing about all of the funny stories and good times she and I shared. I will forever be grateful for the advice she gave me and that God brought her into my life. She will be missed and you all are in my prayers..

Denielle Johnson
Stafford, VA

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. May all of your precious memories you shared through the years be of some comfort to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Judy and John Hamsher
Hagerstown , Md

Dear Jack and family, I was sorry to read about Kathleen's passing in the paper. She was so kind and supportive to me when we worked together at United Way. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. She was an inspiration in her determination to do the best she could for every agency. With all her energy, enthusiasm and dedication, she worked hard to improve our community. She was the driving force behind the Gaming Commission. Think what good it's done all these years. She will be remembered by everyone who knew her for her generosity of spirit and her love of life. With deep sympathy and prayers, Mo

Maureen Theriault
Hagerstown , MD

Dear Jack - So very sorry to hear of Kathleen’s passing. Though my time working with her at United Way was very short, she left a lifetime of impressions with me of her beauty inside and out, her unmatched energy, intelligence, compassion and her love for her family. She was the only one I have ever met who had the same level of enthusiasm for all that is Christmas as my family. You and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tina Harr
Hagerstown , MD

Dan Vestal
Frederick, MD

Dear Jack, Jennifer, Matthew, Darren and Zaczek Family: We share your sorrow and sadness during this difficult time. We also remember with fondness the grit, determination and appreciation of family our Cousin Kathleen possessed - she was always a FIRECRACKER!! Love and warm hugs, your True North family - Ilo & Pete, Harry & Darlene, and Dan

Cleo Creighton-McPhedran
Point Edward, ON

Rest well, dear Kathleen - until we meet again. Love, Aunt Clio xxx

Cleo Creighton-McPhedran
Point Edward, ON

We are so sorry for your loss and hope that all the good memories you have of her will bring you all comfort in this difficult time. Prayers for all of you.

Mark and Amee Hlasnicek
Dallas, GA

Eternal rest grant unto the soul of Ms Kathleen Dee Hall o Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul rest in peace. Amen. our condolences - Cielo family

Rene Cielo
Manila, Philippines

Jack, Jen, Matt and Darren and your wonderful families, Your Mom will be in my heart forever. She became part of our family immediately when we met so many years ago! Our Irish connection, shared faith and love of family and friends gave us so many great times together, wonderful memories and the best laughs ever. I already miss her so much. Thank you for live streaming her Mass. I will be with you all remotely with love.

Ellen Mulcahy Britsch
Plymouth, MA

I never met anyone with such a positive attitude. No matter the situation, you always had a smile for everyone. Many good times—you will be missed

Darlyn Vestal
Hagerstown , MD

Will be thinking of you Kathy with lots of love and good and kind thoughts - your memory will be a blessing...

Peggy Cliff-Tolliver
Melbourne , Kentucky

A fine run Kathy! Wewill cherish your memory - lots of love and thanks for everything...

Gladys and Terrance O’Neill
Brownsville , Texas

To Kathy's family and loved ones, We have you all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. We are sending love and healing prayers to you all. Sue Lust and family

The Lust Family
West Chester Township, OH

Jen, Matt, Darren and families I am very saddened to hear of your Moms passing! Although we lost touch in the later years I will always remember our Moms group coffees and luncheons when our collection of children were growing up. Those hours that turned into all day adventures ending with Oops we got to go get the kids from school! Your Mom will always be remembered by her family and friends she gathered along the way. Due to COVID restrictions I will not be able to say goodby in person but you all will be in my thoughts this week as you say goodby.

Merry Gehr
Clear Spring , MD

Harry and I are so saddened to hear of Kathleen’s passing. Her life was well-lived and made a difference, her smile and laughter joyous. Our sincere condolences to Jack and all of her family.

Mary Ann Grandinett
Fairplay, MD

I worker with Kathy at the C & P Telephone Company in Lexington Park MD around 1970. She was a strong, independent person with a can-do attitude. She truly made the World a better place. My deepest condolences to Jack, Jen, Matthew, Darren and family.

Alfred Mattingly
Leonardtown, MD

Love and prayers to Kathy’s family. She was my FBI “Friend Beyond Imagination”. We shared many wonderful times together and the memories I will always hold in my heart.

Sr. Lynn Heper, SC
Cincinnati, Ohio

Dear Jack & Family. My deepest condolences to you and the family. Kathy was a wonderful woman and I know my family will never forget her. I hadn't seen Kathy in a few years but thought of her often. Prayers to the family.

Melody Frederick
Hagerstown, Md

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