Donald Gregory Rogich
June 15, 1935 – July 27, 2020
Donald G. Rogich, age 85, died of natural causes on July 27, 2020 at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, Falls Church, VA. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Sue, two children, Lynne Ford (John) and Ken Rogich (Karen), and four grandchil-dren, Blair Mohney (Seth), Caitlin Rogich, Lindsay Rogich and Chris Rogich.
Don was born in New York City in 1935 to Stephen Rogich and Catherine O’Connell and is survived by his brother, Steve. He graduated from Columbia University with a BA degree in 1957 and a BS in Mining Engineering in 1958. He retired from the U.S. Bureau of Mines as Division Chief of Mineral Commodities in 1995. Since then he served as a consultant on domestic and international material flows for a number of nonprofit, academic and government institutions. He was committed to environmental issues and advancing these causes for the betterment of the planet.
Personally, Don loved boating, traveling and reading, becoming an adventurous poet in his later years. He was a life long exerciser, long before it was the ‘in’ thing to do. Throughout his life he had a passion for art and was an accomplished painter who loved to share his work with his family. He also displayed in local art exhibits.
Don will be remembered for his sense of humor and his awareness that the world is bigger than any one person, including himself.
Donations in Don’s memory may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Alexandria, VA, saintlukeschurch.net or Alice’s Kids, Mount Vernon, VA, aliceskids.org.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Donald Gregory Rogich
August 5, 2020
I worked for Don as his secretary for approximately 4 years, @ the Bureau of Mines. I have two paintings he gave to me many years ago. One is an outdoor beach scenery & the other is one of a floral arrangement. After all these years gone by, the paintings appear to have just been done. To the family, you have my deepest sympathy.
August 4, 2020
Don was a dear member of our grill night group at St. Luke's. When we did it in person he would often show up with a very healthy fish dish or some such thing to put on the grill along side the steaks and burgers. We may have given Don a little grief about that. However, Don always brought wine and always, always brought an infectious smile and great conversation. We all are heart broken and will keep Don, Sue and family in our prayers.
July 29, 2020
Don and I took landscape painting classes together and we both volunteered at Mt. Vernon INOVA Hospital, teaching a group art class. We shared many laughs. He and I also had a two person art show at St. Luke’s Church. Heaven has a new painter! Hugs to Sue! Xx