It has been recently informed of this wonderful mans passing. Have been his newspaper carrier for the last 12 years. We have only spoken a few times but every Christmas he would write me such a lovely note inside a card...he really appreciated me and the service I provided. I'll miss seeing him on Sundays in that burgundy sweater and bow tie, always looking so sharp. Rest in peace, dear sir and thank you for all of your kind words over the years.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Roger was a great man. I first was introduced to Roger when he shared his remarkable story of serving our country during World War II as part of the City's pogTV oral history project on the Greatest Generation. Roger was a man of many talents, from classical music to engineering. He cared deeply for his country, Port Orange and his family. We will miss him.
Roger was an American Hero. Like a lot of WWII soldiers, he simply came home from the war and went to work making our nation the greatest nation in the world. I met him in my official capacity as City Manager. We were able to work together on solving a neighborhood problem. I was extremely pleased when Kent Donahue was able to get Roger on video as part of the City's oral history of the Greatest Generation. Roger was an individual who was committed to making Port Orange a great place to live. He will be missed. May the Lord Bless his family with great memories.