Joseph D. Rodgers

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Joseph D. Rodgers, 71, of Wilkes-Barre, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

Born April 16, 1947, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Cornelius G. and Rita Dougherty Rodgers.

A graduate of St. Mary's High School, Joe worked for Carter Footwear for 30 years. After retiring from Carter, he was employed by Luzerne County in the offices of the Register of Wills and Sheriff for 10 years.

Joe was a lifelong member of Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, where he was active with its Holy Name Society.

Joe enjoyed Philadelphia Phillies baseball, NASCAR races and betting at the track for all of the Triple Crown races each year. He was a collector of baseball cards and adored model trains. He had a passion for traveling, especially to Ireland and Hawaii where he traveled to see his beloved Fighting Irish of Notre Dame play.

A brother, Neal Rodgers, and sister, Rita Marie Rodgers, preceded him in death.

Joe will be greatly missed by his sister, Alice T. Rodgers; nieces, Erin Evans, Kelly Austin and Danielle Rodgers; nephews, George Evans, Tim Rodgers and Steve Rodgers; great-nieces and nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews; and other family and friends.

A celebration of Joe's life will begin with visitation from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at McLaughlin's, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, and continue there with gathering at 8:30 a.m. Monday followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.

Memories and condolences may be shared with Joe's family at www.celebratehislife.com.
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McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service
142 South Washington Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 823-4567
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 9, 2018
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