D. Roger Loper
Dec. 14, 1920 ~ Jun. 23, 2013
Carmel ~ D. Roger Loper, a resident of the Bay Area and Carmel since 1947, 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. He 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 thirty-nine 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, Alex and Nina Umont.
Mr. Loper worked thirty-eight years for Standard Oil Company of California and Chevron Corporation serving in a variety of engineering and project management positions, including General Project Manager for the Ninian Oil Field in the North Sea. Mr. Loper retired from Chevron in the position of Vice President of Chevron Overseas Petroleum, Inc. After his retirement in 1985, he performed consulting services in industrial project management in the United States and internationally. He also drafted the recycling and household hazardous waste plans of Monterey County as a member of the county's Integrated Waste Management Task Force from 1989-92 and served as Foreman of the Monterey County Civil Grand Jury in 1997. His affiliations include the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the honorary societies Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi.
Memorial Services will take place on July 13th at 2:00 pm at St. Philips Lutheran Church in Carmel Valley. 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. Please visit www.thepaulmortuary.com to sign Mr. Loper's guest book and leave messages for his family.