Robert A. Rogers

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RAVENA Robert A. Rogers, died Monday, August 30, 2004 at Albany Medical Center after a courageous battle with heart disease and kidney failure. He is survived by his wife Mary whom he married March 21, 1986; sons, Samuel Patrick Rogers of Ravena and Matthew Cahn of Albany. He is also survived by a sister, Ann Rogers and nephew, Alan Rogers, both of Albany. Bob was born to Edwin and Helen Whitbeck Rogers in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He attended Saratoga schools before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. He served overseas as an aerial photographer during the Korean War and stateside as a ground safety specialist. After the service, Bob attended the former Albany State Teachers College while working as an Albany city firefighter. After graduation, he worked in advertising and sales for many years until finding his life's work, career counseling. Bob worked in this capacity for both the city and county of Albany before founding Sage Associates and later Resumes Plus, both in Albany. He was a pioneer in the job club movement, starting many groups throughout the Capital District. He was the author of two books on job search, Secrets of the Hidden Job Market and The New Mosaic: Job Clubs. He helped many people and was especially proud of his work with people living at the margins. He was a passionate advocate for the least, the last and the lost. Bob became a father late in life and was accompanied everywhere by his pride and joy, Samuel Patrick. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church, where he worked in economic and social justice ministries. He was a representative to the Capital Area Council of Churches and was active in interfaith activities for many years. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and loved old movies, Frank Sinatra and cherry pie. Bob's family is grateful for the skilled and compassionate care he received from many community providers these last years and from the staff at Albany Medical Center during his final illness. A memorial service is being planned for a later date, to take place at First United Methodist Church, Delmar. Contributions in memory of Bob may be made to Habitat For Humanity, Inc., 696 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12209 or the First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Ave., Delmar, NY 12054.

Published in Albany Times Union from Sept. 1 to Sept. 5, 2004