NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Memorial Services for Mr. Paul Leonard Roggenkamp, 85, of Socastee Drive, who entered into rest December 27, 2012, will be conducted Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. Father David F.O. Thompson officiating. Interment to follow in St. Bartholomew's Memorial Garden.
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Mr. Roggenkamp was born on May 3, 1927 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, having served one year at the end of the war. Mr. Roggenkamp received a BS degree in physics from the University of Louisville and a PhD in theoretical physics from Indiana University. He began his 35 year career with E.I DuPont de Nemours, Inc, at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, before moving to North Augusta in 1953 to work at the Savannah River Plant. During his career he served as the Research Manager of the Operational Planning Division of the Savannah River Laboratory. He was a fellow of the American Nuclear Society and a member of the American Physical Society and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.
A community leader, Mr. Roggenkamp served on the Area Two School Council of Aiken County, as well as two terms on the North Augusta City Council. He was a member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church where he served on the vestry as senior warden several times. Mr. Roggenkamp was also a lay reader, Sunday School discussion leader and was in charge of the Memorial Garden.
Mr. Roggenkamp enjoyed annual family vacations on Longboat Key, Florida, an island the family first visited in the late 1950's and has continued to enjoy ever since. A relaxing week of fishing, swimming, reading, games, a family art show and togetherness served as the highlight of every year.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Katherine "Kay" Lewis Roggenkamp; five children, Mary Asbury, Alpharetta, GA, Kathy Roggenkamp, Chapel Hill, NC, Jean Roggenkamp (Todd Miller), Berkeley, CA, Sally Roggenkamp (Perry Schneider), Raleigh, NC; Rob Roggenkamp, High Point, NC; seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
Memorials may be made to the St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church Building Fund, 471 West Martintown Road, North Augusta, SC 29841.
Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803.278.1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneraldirectors.com
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Dec. 29, 2012