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Roger Carl Runninger

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Runninger, Roger Carl
passed away on September 9, 2016. Roger Carl Runninger, 85 of Ahwatukee, AZ passed away peacefully, Friday, September 9, 2016 surrounded by his family. Roger was a wonderful man that was loved, will be missed, and will always be cherished. Our "Grumps" as he was called by his grandchildren was an amazing husband, dad and grandfather. Roger loved his church and is known by many as a spiritual and gentle man. Family and friends will remember him most as kind and thoughtful with a great sense of humor. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War stationed in Japan and was very proud of his country. Roger is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn of 61 years, daughter Kris (Gregg) Hodgkins, son Patrick, daughter Karen, granddaughters Samantha and Alexis, grandson West, brother Dr. Jack (Helen) Runninger of Rome, Georgia, and many loving brother-in-law's, sister-in-law's, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Guy and Gladys, and brother Jim. A Rosary will be held at 9:00am with a Memorial Mass following at 9:30am on Saturday, October 8 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Tempe, AZ. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Phoenix, AZ with a celebration of his life afterwards. In lieu of flowers, please consider a Memorial Gift to the Arizona Humane Society or Dobson Home, Mesa AZ. Memories and condolences may be made by visiting the online obituary guest book at www.qohcfh.org. Arrangements entrusted to Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 25, 2016
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