John Edward Rogers
John Edward Rogers, 93, formerly of Winterburn Road, Penfield, died early Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at Christ the King Manor of DuBois, where he had been a resident for six months. He was born Oct. 31, 1918 in Winterburn, son of the late Edward and Grace (Hicks) Rogers. He married Doris (McCafferty), who survives. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medical technician, achieving a fifth grade rank. He also received the Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, being in the battles of New Guinea and Luzon and also the liberation of the Philippines. He spent most of his working life at Speer Carbon of St. Marys and was a lifelong resident of Penfield. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tying flies, bowling, and playing horseshoes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Paul; and a sister, Arlene Bucksbee. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. A funeral service for John Edward Rogers will be conducted at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home in Penfield, with the Rev. Kenneth Sherwood officiating.Friends will be welcomed at a visitation to precede the funeral from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Military honors will be accorded by the Bennetts Valley Legion Post 978 Burial Detail. Burial will take place in the Morningside Cemetery of DuBois. The family suggests memorials to Christ the King Manor or a favorite charity.