ONEIDA >> Scott M. Rogers, Sr., 65, of Burleson Road, passed away in the comfort of his home on Monday evening, March 24, 2014 after an illness of several months.
Born in Canastota on Oct. 9, 1948, he was the son of Levi and Ethel Palmer Rogers. A lifelong resident of the area, Scott was a graduate of Stockbridge Valley High School. He married Cathleen Tooke in Wampsville on Nov. 24, 1972.
Prior to his retirement, Scott had been employed with the Oneida City School District in the maintenance department and had previously been employed with several tractor dealerships in the area and was then employed by the former Oneida Agway for several years. He is a veteran of the United States Navy serving from 1968-1972 as a flight engineer. Scott was of the Protestant faith and loved airplanes, horses, woodworking and was an outdoorsman, enjoying camping, hunting and fishing.
Surviving besides his wife Cathleen are: one daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Brandt Bracy of Oneida; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Scott M. and Wenbo Li Rogers Jr. of Danville, Vt., Kevin Rogers of Oneida and Nicholas and Kristin Rogers of Amherst; three grandchildren, Arianna Bracy, Logan Bracy and Aiden Rogers; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Elaine Regner of Sandy Creek, Lorene Stechyshyn of Oneida, Kathy and David Hepler of Atlanta, Ga. and Colleen and Peter Repp of South Carolina; several nieces and nephews and his beloved canine companion Duke.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday from the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 260 Main St., Oneida with the Reverend Vernon Smart, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1p.m., prior to the funeral service. Contributions, in Scott's memory, may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413. To leave a message of condolence, visit: www.campbell-dean.com.
CAMPBELL-DEAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Campbell-Dean Funeral Home
260 Main St. Oneida, NY 13421
Published in The Oneida Daily Dispatch on Mar. 27, 2014