Lawrence J. "Larry" Roger

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Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Roger, 86, formerly of Littlestown, Pa., died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Cross Keys Brethren Home in New Oxford, Pa.

Born Nov. 11, 1927, in Harrisville, R.I., he was the son of the late Omer J. and Alfreda E. Lawrence Roger. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Marie Leduc Roger, his wife of 56 years.

He served in the  Navy during World War II and the Korean War; and had been a contracting officer with the U.S. Department of Defense. He was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Littlestown.

In his younger years, he enjoyed playing ice hockey and coaching Little League baseball. He was also a volunteer firefighter. He was an avid fan of Navy and Notre Dame football, the New England Patriots and the Boston Bruins. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and supporting their softball and Little League baseball games.

Surviving are sons Kevin J. Roger, of Hanover, Pa., Dale P. Roger and wife Kitson, of Conway, Ark., and Glenn F. Roger and wife Patricia, of Towson; daughters Cheryl A. Hoehn and husband Dale, of Taneytown, and Karen M. Roger, of Littlestown; grandsons Chris Hoehn and wife Janette, and Thomas Roger; granddaughters Ashley Morrell and husband Cliff, Emma and Sarah Roger, and Heather Paxton and husband Wes; great-grandchildren Chloe, Emily and Nicholas Paxton; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, with prayers offered at 2 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11a.m. Monday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 29 S. Queen St., Littlestown, with the Rev. James Sterner as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 29 S. Queen St., Littlestown, PA 17340; or to VNA, 440 N. Madison St., Hanover, PA 17331.

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Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Taneytown
136 E Baltimore Street
Taneytown, MD 21787
Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 26, 2013
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