Charles Rodgers

Charles Rodgers

Charles "Buddy" Rodgers, age 82, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on October 8, 2013. He retired from the News Journal after 38 years of service. Buddy was also a member of Masonic Lodge #2, F.O.E. #74, and Moose NC 1578. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Buddy was an avid Eagles fan. He cherished spending time with family and friends.

Charles was survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Joan; 3 sons: Chuck, Kevin, and Bill (Karen); and 2 grandsons, Jeff and Matt; Charles was preceded in death his parents, Charles Rodgers, Sr. and Helen Mauger.

A visitation will be held Monday, October 14, 2013, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Gracelawn Memorial Chapel, 2220 N. Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720 followed by a service in celebration of Buddy's life at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park. Special thanks to all the doctors and nurses at Christiana ICU Floor 2A. For directions or to send an online condolence, visit

Strano & Feeley

Family Funeral Home


Funeral Home

Strano and Feeley Family Funeral Home
635 Churchmans Road Newark, DE 19702
(302) 731-5459

Published in The News Journal from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2013