Roger had a special grin that was warm and sincere but yet, he was always up to something! Living close to his mother's home, we were very familiar with the ground breaking roar of his race car when testing it down rt 45 every once in a while. That would always put a smile on our faces.
Roger as his name on his car at the time, is 'larger than life'. He brought giggles and gasps to the girls and lots of head shaking from the guys. You never knew what he was going to say and we all loved that about him.
He made us appreciate the NOW and not fret the future or unknown. He watched other people so well, their reactions, body movements, and their faces. He would know what you are feeling or thinking and call you on it immediately. That was a very special gift.
Racing was his passion. He was somewhat of a perfectionist which played a terrific role in the build of his vehicles as well as the precision of his excellent work using heavy equipment. He loved to talk about how he was so good at finishing the job at his work. He was loyal and trustworthy through and through.
Tough exterior but a soft heart.
Our "larger than life" friend is sadly missed by many. His voice will never leave our minds, our souls, our hearts......
Thank you Roger, for sharing your life with us and teaching us to value today rather than tomorrow!