Rogers, Robert E.
Robert E. Rogers, 87 of Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died at Bethany Manor, on Saturday, February 15, 2014. He was the husband of Edna M. (Davis) Rogers, who preceded him in death, December 2, 2010. Robert was born September 25, 1926 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Ernest H. and Jennie L. (Satterly) Rogers. After graduating from high school, he attended Indiana Institute of Technology graduating with a BSME in 1954 and Corning Community College where he received an associate degree in business in 1972. In his lifetime, Robert was employed at Corning Inc., as a mechanical engineer, his main duty was engineering project manager- new construction. He retired in 1983. Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking walks, dancing and collecting military memorabilia. He was a Navy Veteran having served in WWII. Robert was a member of the Lions Club and Jaycees, Corning, NY. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Lynne Munson (Stanley) of Horseheads, NY and daughter, Lisa Hayes of Elmira Heights, NY; four grandchildren, Julie Gridley (Bryon), Brion Munson, Grayson Hayes and Jordan Hayes; great grandson, Aiden Gridley. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. Family and friends are invited to Robert's Life Celebration on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 12:00 PM with Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Burial will be in the Welsh Settlement Cemetery. To share your fondest memories of Robert, visit www.lifecelebration.com
Published in Star-Gazette on Feb. 18, 2014