Stanley "Scott" Rodgers, 60, of Pohatcong Township, N.J,, died on Aug. 12, 2013, at Robert Wood Johnson Univ. Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J., after a four month long, valiant fight against acute myelogenous leukemia.
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Born June 9, 1953 in Omer, he was the only son of the late Stanley William and Christine A. Skinner Rodgers. He grew up on Tawas Lake, East Tawas. When young, he was an avid fisherman, hunter and camper.
Scott was an associate director of Global Regulatory Development for Sanofi, a pharmaceutical company in Bridgewater, N.J. for seven years.
Scott was a voracious reader of military history. He was always on a quest to learn something new and had a phenomenal memory for knowledge he acquired. He loved to work on his machining metal lathe and other machining equipment. He spent many years single-handedly building an as yet unfinished "hidey hole" for his toys, what a neighbor called Scott's "lifelong project." Scott was incredibly proud of his daughter, Rachel, and her many artistic talents and loved her beyond measure.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, whom he met freshman year at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, the former Sheila M. Hart; their daughter, Rachel Claire and her boyfriend, David Hopper of Lancaster, Pa.; and two foster brothers, Bucky and Bruce Harris. He will also be missed by Sheila's family and his beloved Labrador retrievers, Zoe, Trudy and Carson.
In Scott's memory, donations may be made to the online healthcare sharing blog site, Caringbridge, via www.caringbridge.org; to Be The Match, who found Scott a bone marrow donor, via www.bethematch.org; or to the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum, via www.maam.org, a group that gave Scott and Rachel many years of pleasure. Online condolences may be recorded by visiting www.noto-wynkoop.com.
Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Oct. 17 to Oct. 29, 2013