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Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019
11:00 AM
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
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Perry R. Rogis


1946 - 2019 Obituary Condolences
Perry R. Rogis Obituary
Perry was born on April 30, 1946 in Norfolk, Virginia.He graduated from Granby High School (1964) and Old Dominion College (1968) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. While at Old Dominion, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega collegiate fraternity. He entered the Sociology Master’s program at the College of William and Mary in 1968, becoming a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, an International Honor Society of Sociology. After being drafted in 1969, he joined the Army and was deployed to West Germany, where he earned an Army Commendation Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Some of his best times were spent in Germany and traveling to various countries in a VW Beetle.He was discharged in the fall of 1971, and, once back in the states, he taught Sociology at Tidewater Community College while completing a Master’s Degree in Urban Studies at Old Dominion University. He then spent 27 years working for the City of Chesapeake as both an Assistant to the City Manager and Assistant City Manager. He was a member of the International City Management Association as well as the Virginia Local Government Management Association and retired in 2003.His many loves included good food, classical and cabaret music, landscape and macro photography (self taught), trips to New York City and California, fountain pens (and all that concerns them), and constructing shortwave radios from scratch. And, above all, his beloved Border Terriers.Memorial services will be held Saturday , January 26, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Norfolk Chapel is handling arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at hdoliver.com.Donations may be made to the New York City Ballet, the Philadelphia Symphony, or a . The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice, especially Elsa, Jason, and Lee, for their excellent and compassionate care.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 13, 2019
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