Gerald V. "Gerry" Rogers, 62, of Mogadore, died Monday, March 31, 2014 at Robinson Memorial Hospital.
He was born September 25, 1951 in Ravenna, to Frank J. and Olga L. (Lanari) Rogers. A 1970 graduate of Kent Roosevelt High School, Gerald was worked as an assembler for Portage Industries. He was an avid reader and enjoyed learning about the stock market and the solar system. A devout Christian, he read the bible and newspaper every day. He was a loving and caring person and was always trying to improve upon yesterday. Gerry loved to bowl, play bocce ball, traveling and spending time with his friend Judy.
He is survived by sister, Marie E. (James) Ensign of Wadsworth; and brother, Thomas J. Rogers of Kent; many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends at Portage Industries and Independence Inc. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank J. and Olga Rogers; and brother, Frank E. Rogers.
Private funeral services were held. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Patrick Church, 313 DePeyster Street, Kent, OH 44240 or the Special Olympics Ohio, 303 Winchester Pike, Columbus, OH 43232. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.