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Roger Charles Aeschliman
July 1, 1929 - January 18, 2018
Roger Aeschliman passed away peacefully on January 18, 2018. It was the end of a life filled with an incredible love for his family with his world revolving around his devoted wife, Diane.
For nearly four decades, Roger and Diane provided a loving, welcoming home as a place for the family to gather - wherever they lived—on the road during their RV days, on the Mendocino Coast in Irish Beach, up in Lake Arrowhead, and finally, Upland.
Roger is survived by his children Linda Rigby, Karen (John) Deist, Charlie (Toni) Aeschliman, and Susan Schnack. He is also survived by his step-children Bob (Stephanie) Chamberlin, Carrie Corder, and Casey (Danny) Costa. He also leaves a combined family count of 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his older sister Alice Wolfe of Kent, CT.
Roger was born in Cannes France in 1929 to two international tennis players. He was raised in Brookline, MA, graduating from Brookline High School (as a member of the two State Championship football teams). He attended Boston University where he received a B.S. degree in Business Administration, graduating Magna Cum Laude in Accounting. Roger was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army during the Korean War. After his service to our country he started his career as a mainframe computer salesman with IBM and worked there for almost 35 years.
After retiring from IBM, Diane and Roger spent 13 years in Irish Beach where Roger sold real estate, served on the Water Board, and was a volunteer firefighter. In their coastal home, Roger and Diane hosted many magical gatherings for all of their grown children and their grandchildren. They continued this tradition when they moved to Lake Arrowhead for a few years, and family gatherings remained the focus of their lives after settling in Upland for the past 15 years.
During their time together, Diane and Roger traveled regularly to Europe and also criss crossed the USA many times. Roger loved road trips and was a human navigator. He attended many sporting events of his grandchildren where he was a fixture in the bleachers as their #1 fan (just as he had been while raising his four children in Wheaton IL.)
Roger was a gentleman. He loved the simple pleasures in life like reading 3 daily newspapers, mowing the lawn, jogging on Irish Beach, doing the crossword puzzle with Diane, making his bologna and peanut butter and cheese sandwiches, playing board games when the grandchildren gathered, watching his daily stock market shows, and foremost being by Diane's side, not only looking forward to the wonderful dinners she made for him every night, but feeling her ever-present love from all she did to care for him.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Jan. 30, 2018
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