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Norman Rogers 1943 - 2011 WEST BRATTLEBORO Norman Page Rogers, 68, passed away unexpectedly at home, July 9, 2011. Norman was a loving husband, father, friend, artist, illustrator, musician and student of life. Son of Hubert and Helen Rogers, born April 21, 1943, Ottawa Canada, grew up in Brattleboro. Graduate of High Mowing School, N.H., 1961, studied at St. Lawrence University, Marlboro College and The Arts Students League, New York City. Traveled worldwide with colleague and friend Hugh Swift to Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Nepal and into the Himalayas. Inspired by Never Cry Wolfe, Norman traveled to Newfoundland to find author Farley Mowat. Served in the Merchant Marines and spent time long line fishing off The Grand Banks of Newfoundland and Georges Bank. Norman celebrated the bicentennial by riding his bicycle from Vermont to Washington, D.C. He had an extensive musical career, his band, Quill, was the first band to play at Woodstock, Saturday, Aug. 16, 1969. As a string bass player and vocalist Norman's career included playing with: Arwen Mountain Band, The Filthy Rich, Jeff Potter and The Rhythm Agents, and The Bill Strecker Band. Past 20 years was a musician with Andy Avery of Normandy. A singer in The Blanche Moyse Chorale. Most recently enjoyed playing with the Windham Orchestra. Survived by wife, Pat Chamberlin Rogers of Brattleboro; son, Wendell Rogers of Cambridgeport; stepson, Chris Chamberlin of Saratoga Springs; stepdaughter, Laura Chamberlin of Bellingham, Wash.; sister, Elizabeth Scott, and nieces, Jennifer Skroski and Heather Scott of Whately, Mass. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Celebration of Life and party will be held at Norm's home, Saturday, Sept. 3, at 1:37 p.m. ,following potluck supper, BYOB. In lieu of flowers, send donations in memory: High Mowing School, 222 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, NH 03086-5804.

Published in Brattleboro Reformer on July 13, 2011
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