OBITUARY

SGT Justin Richard Rogers USA

Born May 26, 1988

When someone you love becomes a memory….the memory becomes a treasure ~ our hearts were broken Friday, June 28, 2013 with the sudden passing of our hero Sgt. Justin Richard Rogers, 25, of Barton, NY. He will be greatly missed by his parents: Stanley “Stosh” and Teresa Vicki of Barton; his wife Stefanie (Ramsey) Rogers; his daughter Nateli Rogers; siblings: Amber Rogers and Ryan Vicki. Maternal Grandparents: Richard and Carol Rogers; Paternal Grandmother Doris Vicki; Aunts and Uncles: Rick and Angie Rogers, Julie and Mark Whipple, Pat and Greg Jeffers, Tom Hollister, Susan Vicki; his nephews: Ty Walger and Dylan Vincent; cousins: Adam Rogers and his daughter Alexandria Creller; Emily, Amy and Mark Whipple; Kristen Lewis and Heather Dunning. Justin was predeceased by his Paternal Grandfather Stan Vicki; Maternal Great Grandmother Irene Rogers.

Justin was born on May 26, 1988 in Sayre, PA the son of Stanley and Teresa Vicki. “Jutt” as he will be remembered by his schoolmates ~was a graduate of Tioga Central High School Class of 2007. During his school years, he actively participated in wrestling and football. He enjoyed weightlifting and spending time at the gym. Sgt. Justin proudly served his country for the last five years with the US Army and was currently serving in Afghanistan as a horizontal construction engineer. His awards include two Army Achievement Medals, an Army Good Conduct Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, an Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon. Justin treasured his daughter Nateli and was so looking forward to having leave to be able to spend time with her. He loved and lived life to the fullest ~ he enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and was the “life of the party”. Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow, what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 18, 2013
  • Military Honors Friday, July 19, 2013
REMEMBERING

SGT Justin Richard Rogers USA

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Karrah Lenahan

November 6, 2014

Hello, my name is Karrah Lenahan. I am a Senior at Winfield City High School. My government teacher asked us to write a letter to a verterns family for an assignment. I chose Justin R. Rogers because I have a brother also named Justin. I would like to thank the family of Justin for allowing him to be able to fight for our country. Because of your heroic son/cousin/father, he and many other troops have fought for us so we can have freedom. I am dearly sorry for your lost and I will pray that each day to come is easier. If you would like to respond, you can email my Government teacher at jwilson@winfield.al.k12.us
Yours Truely
Karrah Lenahan

Richard Hendricks

July 21, 2013

You were an outstanding NCO and a great battle buddy!! My prayers go out to the Rogers family in this tough time! R.I.P. and thank you for your service bud.

Charlie Gili

July 20, 2013

Hello,
We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Rogers Family and friends know that we will be sending Care Packages to troops in Afghanistan this week and we'll be dedicating several of these to your loved one. Each package will carry the name, photo and the hometown of Justin P. Rogers US Army Sergeant. We realize that this is a small tribute, but we do this with all respect and sincerity and we want you to know that it is made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals from across the American youth hockey community. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Sincerely,
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign

S. Kronenwetter

July 20, 2013

To the Rogers Family, please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Justin, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
May you find comfort and healing from your loss.
God Bless you Sgt. Justin R. Rogers...never to be forgotten.

Thomas Hubbard

July 19, 2013

I didn't know sgt.Rogers long but he has made a great inpact on my life. We had fun times jokeing and working together. H was not oly a great man but one of the best NCOs i could have ever asked for.He will be deeply missed by us all.


PFC Hubbard,Thomas

Geoff Carroll

July 19, 2013

Justin was a great guy and knowing him was a big part why I enlisted. I volunteered for my current deployment thinking we would be going downrange together. I'm proud to have known him and had the opportunity to call him my friend. My thoughts are with his family, wife and daughter, he loved them with all his heart and spoke of little else. He will be sorely missed.

LTC Scott Noon

July 19, 2013

Rogers Family,
Our deepest condolences and our continued thoughts and prayers are with you on this challenging day (19 JUL). We were thankful to serve with Justin over here and have him as a member of our team. Please know that HHBn, 101st will always be here for your needs! Air Assault!

101 HHB Spouse

July 19, 2013

I am so incredibly sorry for your family's loss. Please know my family prays for yours. We are here for you.

Alexa Elderkin

July 19, 2013

To the Rogers family,
We shall keep you in our hearts and prayers as you walk this difficult path. With deep gratitude, we honor Justin's memory and respect the sacrifice his loved ones bear.
We grew up near Justin's hometown (Sayre, Pa) and are now stationed at Ft. Campbell, so please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We share your grief and stand ready to support you in any way we can.
With sympathy,
SFC Gregory and Alexa Elderkin
alexa.elderkin@gmail.com
607-215-2461

July 16, 2013

To the Rogers Family, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you in these difficult times. SGT Rogers' positive attitude and capable leadership were remarkable, he was a good Soldier and a great man who will be missed by all who knew him. Sincerely, Captain Andrew R McIver, Commander, Operations Company, Bagram, Afghanistan