FRED C. RODGERS
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age 66, Loving husband of Noreen (nee Cooney). Proud father of Fred Rodgers Jr. (Jillian), Maggie Perry (David), Marty Rodgers (Kim) and Emily Simmerly (Bryan). Adoring Papa of Olivia and Emma Perry, Nora and Mae Simmerly, Grace and Libby Rodgers and Genevieve Rodgers. Son of the late Jim and Mary Jane Rodgers. Brother to Cheryl Muckleroy, Jim Rodgers, Mary Jane King, Nancy Tomek, Colleen Willis and Maureen Hundt. Uncle, dear friend and Life of the party to many. Fred was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame in 1976, went on to have a successful career in sales and publishing. Fred was a world traveler, master tailgater and king of the slopes. Fred passed away peacefully on February 21, 2021 surrounded by his loving family (just in time for Happy Hour). Funeral Mass, St. Raphael Church (525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village) THURSDAY, February 25th at 11:00 am. (Face masks and social distancing required). Mass will be livestreamed at https://boxcast.tv/view/fred-rodgers-funeral-103084. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rock It Out, Inc., 18626 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107 or The Poor Clares Monastery, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111.


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Published in The Plain Dealer from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2021.
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March 3, 2021
There was only one word you needed to describe Fred...SMILE.
Rest in Peace.
Dale Pelletier ND '76
Dale Pelletier
Classmate
February 28, 2021
I just heard about Fred. I knew Fred from ND. Fred is truly a great guy and gentlemen and will be missed by the class of ‘76.
Ann Marie Hawkins
Ann Marie Hawkins
Classmate
February 27, 2021
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Christopher Corder
February 26, 2021
What a beautiful Mass in memory of Fred. And wonderful that so many came to honor him. I'll always remember Fred's kind, fun loving spirit and bright smile. I was friends with Fred in college and never saw him without that smile! He will be missed by so many. But, they're having a lot more fun in heaven now.
My deepest sympathy to Noreen and all his family.
Margaret Gibbons
Friend
February 25, 2021
Fred and I became close friends in college. Throughout all these years, I have been blessed to be with him on many occasions. He has always lifted my spirit with his humor and positive attitude, and I have always felt happy after spending time with him. I thank God for my friendship with Fred and for many great memories of him when he brightened my day. I love you, Fred. 'Chatt' John Terrell
John Terrell 'Chatt'
Friend
February 24, 2021
Prayers and condolences for Noreen and family. Maggie was our daughter's roommate in college. We had many fun tailgates and get togethers with Fred and his family at BGSU. He was a wonderful, funny and loving person. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Ann and Mike Coward
Friend
February 23, 2021
Saint Andrew, Saint Patrick, and God were looking for a fourth for a round of golf. They couldn’t find their usual guy so, they asked Fred to fill in. He’s playing the heavenly hills course where everyone shoots below par, and no one ever misses the green or three puts. And that’s how Fred got to heaven a half-hour before the devil knew Fred had beaten him to the punch. I’m gonna miss you Fred, but the strength of memories from St Edward high school last forever. Save me a seat at the poker table, I might have a chance to win a hand from you.
Hey don’t forget to say Hi to Mr Joe Mackey when you see him.
Tom Droughton
Tom Droughton 71 SEHS
Classmate
February 23, 2021
So sorry to hear about Fred’s passing. What a wonderful man and friend to many. May he Rest In Peace
Jack and Barb Shaver
Friend
February 23, 2021
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Joe & Joanne CreA
February 22, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Noreen and family . You are in my prayers during this difficult time!
Shirley Cooney
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