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Of State College, PA passed away on April 5, 2014. Roger was born April 2, 1924, and grew up in Ogden, Iowa. He graduated from North Park University in Chicago with an AA. He enlisted in the Army Reserve Corp in 1942 and was Commissioned 2nd Lt. June 1944 as a flight line forecaster. He was stationed in Nebraska, Missouri, Saipan, and Iwo Jima. He had an honorable discharge in 1946 and attended the University of Chicago where he earned a B.S. in Math and Meteorology and an MBA. Roger was called to active duty August 1950. Throughout his Air Force career he was assigned to Chicago Air Procurement Office twice, Tachikawa, Japan, Iowa State, the Pentagon, Ankara Turkey, and Bolling AFB. He received two Air Force Commendation Medals and the DOD Meritorious Service Medal. Roger retired in August 1974. After retirement he was employed by Business Management Associates, Oakton, VA. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marie Kapranos Anderson on August 25, 2011. He is survived by one daughter, Susan (Dave) Howard of Port Matilda, PA and one son, Paul (Susan) Anderson of Bloomfield Hills, MI. He was the loving grandfather to four grandchildren, William and Steven Howard and Katie and Nathan Anderson. His interests included: classical music, worldwide travel, business and finance. He was a member of the Little River United Church of Christ in Annandale, VA for over forty years. He moved to State College in 2012 following the passing of his wife Marie and became a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Boalsburg, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to St John's United Church of Christ, 218 N. Church St, Boalsburg, PA 16827. A memorial service and internment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 12, 2014
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