Meadville Tribune

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July 4, 2014

Frank C. Rogers Sr.

MEADVILLE — Frank C. Rogers Sr., 82, of Meadville, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Park Avenue Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

He was born on July 29, 1931, in Meadville, a son of the late George and Phoebe Brink Rogers. He married Betty Jane McCully on Dec. 27, 1953. She preceded him in death on June 24, 2014.

He worked in the construction field with Union Local 964 out of New Castle. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict, training troops in Germany.

Frank was of the Methodist faith. He was a member of the Meadville Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 219, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Meadville Aerie 429, and West Mead 2 Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting.

Frank was a family man, dedicated to his late wife, Betty Jane, and to his children and grandchildren. He was very interactive with his children and grandchildren, and loved them dearly.

Frank is survived by a daughter, Edwina S. Jones and her husband, Philip Jones, of Meadville; two sons, Frank C. Rogers Jr. and his wife, Tina Leffingwell Rogers, of Meadville, and Richard Rogers and his companion, Angie, of Cambridge Springs; four grandchildren, Valerie Jones, Philip Jones Jr., Frank Rogers III and Alexis Jane Rogers; two great-grandchildren, Jared Jones and Bricen Jones; two sisters, Della Beish of Meadville and Monie of Ohio; and two brothers, George (Bus) Rogers of Huntingdon and James (Jim) Rogers and his wife, Dorothy, of Meadville. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Frank was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Ginny Rogers; and a brother-in-law, Wayne Beish.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.

The funeral service will follow on Monday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Harvey McQueen, of St. Agatha Church, officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 2006 at 4 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Erie Office, 1128 State St., Suite 301, Erie, Pa. 16501; the Meadville Public Library, 848 N. Main St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; the American Cancer Society, 2115 W 38th St., Erie, Pa. 16508; or the Heart Association, 823 Filmore Ave., Erie, Pa. 16505.

Please sign the online guestbook at hatheway-tedesco.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.

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