Roger Allen Styles

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Roger Allen Styles, M.D., 63 passed away on June 24th, while scuba diving on the coast of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. At the time of his death, he was on vacation with his wife, Nancy Styles, and dear friends from Under Sea Adventurers, of which he was a member for more than twenty years. Roger lived an active and adventurous lifestyle and traveled the world. Roger was born on October 20, 1949 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He was the son of Robert Craig Styles and Patricia Jean Douglas Styles. He served in the United States Air Force until he was honorably discharged in 1976. Following his military service, he completed his undergraduate degree at Wright State University; medical school at the Ohio State, postgraduate training in general surgery at Montreal General Hospital; his diagnostic radiology residency at the Lahey Clinic and his clinical fellowship in computed tomography and ultrasound at Harvard University and at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was board certified by the American Board of Radiology and a member of the Radiological Society of North America and the Society of Breast Imaging. He specialized in Women's Imaging. He was a longtime and respected partner at Radiology Associates of Hollywood. Roger volunteered his talents most recently while on a mission trip to Burkina Faso, Africa. Roger was a loving husband to wife, Nancy Styles, and a devoted father to daughter, Tiffany Murphy and sons Robert D. Styles and Alex Styles and stepfather to Lisa Gibson VanBorssum and Holly Piza. He adored his three grandchildren: Harper Murphy, 6, Kate VanBorssum, 6 and Mateo PIza, 8. He was also survived his sister Kathleen Nehus and his brother Mike Styles who are residents of Niceville and Dayton, Ohio, respectively. Brother James Styles is deceased. Arrangements are being made at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Davie, Florida. The family is also planning a celebration of the life he lived on Saturday, July 6th at West Pines Community Church in Pembroke Pines. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Sheltering Wings of Burkina Faso, West Africa (www.reachburkina.com), where Roger did mission work.

Published in Sun-Sentinel on July 4, 2013
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