Carmel – D. Roger Loper, a resident of the Carmel area since 1987, died on June 23. He was 92. Born December 14, 1920 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he earned an engineering degree at Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, PA. In World War II, Mr. Loper served forty-five months in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, most of it in the South and Central Pacific. He was in the invasion force landing on Okinawa on April 1, 1945 and was honorably discharged in 1946 with the rank of Major.|
After the war, Mr. Loper married Sylvia Lee Brainard. Sylvia died in 1973. They had four children: Ann, Michael, Joyce and Nancy Loper.
Mr. Loper is survived by his wife of 39 years, Genevieve (Gennie) Loper; his four children; three step-children, Glen and Richard Umont and Lynn Ghiglieri and seven grandchildren, Leah and Kristen Woods, Matthew, William, and Robert Ghiglieri and Alex and Nina Umont.
Mr. Loper worked 38 years for Standard Oil Company of California and Chevron Corporation, serving in a variety of engineering and project management positions. He was the General Project Manager for the Ninian Oil Field in the North Sea. Mr. Loper retired in 1985 from Chevron in the position of Vice President of Chevron Overseas Petroleum, Inc. After his retirement, he performed consulting services in industrial project management in the United States and internationally.
Mr. Loper was a member of the Monterey County Integrated Waste Management Task Force from 1989 to 1992. He drafted the recycling and household hazardous waste plans for the County and the 12 incorporated cities in Monterey County. Mr. Loper served as Foreman of the Monterey County Civil Grand Jury in 1997. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Carmel-by-the-Sea and St. Philips Lutheran Church in Carmel Valley. His affiliations included the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the honorary societies Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi.
Memorial Services will take place on July 13, at 2:00pm at St. Philips Lutheran Church. Please send memorial contributions to St. Philips Lutheran Church, 8065 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA 93923 or the Rotary Club of Carmel-by-the-Sea, P.O. Box 774, Carmel, CA 93921.
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Published in The Monterey Herald on July 5, 2013