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Louis C. Rogacs Obituary
Rogacs, Louis C.Louis C. Rogacs, 82, died July 29, 2014. He was married to Josephine Willner Rogacs since 1998. A son of the late Michael and Mary (Horvath) Rogacs, Lou graduated from Bethlehem Technical High School where he was Class of 1950 Valedictorian. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, then was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Co. and PA LCB. Lou was a parishioner of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and belonged to the 55+ Club. Lou was a Past President of Bethlehem MORA Club, 4th Degree K of C, served on the First Windish Fraternal Benefit Society Board since 1961, belonged to Lehigh Boosters and volunteered for Musikfest. He completed more than 35 years umpiring in all divisions, baseball and softball of Little League Baseball, serving as umpire consultant in District 20 for 20 of those years. He umpired in various state and regional tournaments in PA, NY, CT, DE and MD - highlighted by umpiring in the Little League World Series in Williamsport in 1974. Survivors: Wife, Josephine; sister, Elizabeth (Gilbert) Leseberg. He was the stepfather of six children, Theresa Willner, Peter Willner, Sarah Morgan, Michael Willner, Susan Jones and Patricia Angstadt, and was Grandpa Lou to his 22 grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers Geza and Joseph and a sister, Marie Perez. Services: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 1, in Notre Dame Church, followed by burial in Holy Saviour Cemetery. Viewing will be 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday in the Pearson Funeral Home, 1901 Linden Street, Bethlehem, and 10 - 10:15 a.m. Friday in church. Contributions: Notre Dame of Bethlehem Church Building Fund.
Published in Morning Call on July 31, 2014
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