OBITUARY

Roger Lee Hall

January 3, 1956September 19, 2013

Roger Lee Hall

Roger Lee Hall, of Fairfax, VA, died on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at Fairfax Hospital. He was 57. He was born on January 3, 1956, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was graduated from Fort Pierce Central High School in Fort Pierce, FL in 1974. He received a B.S. in Physics from California State University at Hayward in 1980, a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Texas at Austin in 1986 and ABD Status, PhD program in Aerospace Engineering in 1991 at Auburn University, Auburn, AL. On October 6, 1976, he married his high school sweetheart, Fumiko Kodama and together they had 2 children, Alan and Kiyomi.

Roger attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force and retired after 25 years active duty service. While serving in the Air Force, Roger served at Cheyenne Mountain space surveillance operations, as faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy, at the Space and Missiles Systems Center, Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Control Division at the Pentagon and as Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office. After leaving the Air Force, he continued his work in the government and private sector in assignments related to DARPA, including responsibility as Deputy Director DARPA/TTO and at Johns Hopkins University’s Los Angeles Field Office supporting the Space Superiority Program Office. His most recent employment was as a Senior Scientist at Space Systems Integration. During his career, Roger received the following awards and commendations: Air Force Commendation Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, DARPA Director’s Award for Technical Achievement and Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service.

A unique individual, Roger was dedicated to his family and work, enjoyed learning as well as hiking in the Sandia Mountains. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Roger is survived by his wife, Fumiko, children (and spouses) Alan Hall (Alison), Kiyomi (Jack) McFarlane and granddaughters Aiko and Alani Hall. Other surviving family members are his father William Hall of Brevard, NC; brothers Ronnie and Joe Hall, and sisters Rita Whitlock and Kim Lipp. He was predeceased by his mother, Opalee Hall.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 23, 2013, at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia at 3:00 p.m., with visitation from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the memorial service.

An education memorial fund has been established by SSI. For information on how to contribute please send an e-mail to rogerhallmemorialfund@gmail.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, September 23, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, September 23, 2013
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October 20, 2014

Just saw this online guestbook. I worked with Roger for several years in different areas. What I miss most is that big grin and glint in his eye when he had an idea to run with, RIP.

Roald Lutz

October 2, 2013

Dear Miko and Family, We are saddened to hear of your loss. Roger was a good friend and colleague. He will be dearly missed. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Tracey Bowen and Family (Albuquerque, NM)

Maryam Maghen

September 29, 2013

Roger was truly a kind and compassionate man. He knew how to connect with people, and he was very empathetic. I cannot believe he isn't here anymore, but trust that the Lord has him safe in his hands. Miko, you are one of my dearest friends. I am so sorry for your loss - I pray that our Lord will comfort you through this trying time. Just know that you can trust in his faithfulness - HE LOVES YOU. I am here for you my dearest friend. Love, Maryam

David Cicci

September 24, 2013

Miko and Family,
I am very sorry to hear of Roger's passing. He was a very good man and I enjoyed working with him during his time at Auburn. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Derek Ho

September 23, 2013

I just heard about this and am still in shock. Roger was one of a rare breed with a combination of operational expertise, technical capability, and vision. The nation as well as the Hall family is richer for his life and much poorer for his passing. My sincerest and deepest condolences to the Hall family.

Quentin Dierks & Family

September 23, 2013

With deepest sympathy we send our condolences to the Hall family. Roger will be missed greatly. He was a great boss, co-worker, mentor, and friend. I will always treasure the memories of our work adventures and time together. Roger—Thank you for all you did!

Quentin Dierks & Family

September 23, 2013

With deepest sympathy we send our condolences to the Hall family. Roger will be missed greatly. He was a great boss, co-worker, mentor, and friend. I will always treasure the memories of our work adventures and time together. Roger—Thank you for all you did!

Randall Townes

September 23, 2013

Joe,

We are sorry for the loss of your brother. you are in our thoughts.

Love,
Randall and Melissa Townes

Helmut Reda

September 23, 2013

Dear Miko, Alan, Kiyomi and family, Roger was such a respected and well liked man. He enjoyed his profession and loved his family dearly! I will always remember the two of you fondly walking hand-in-hand to work which served as a testament of his happy and well rounded life. I feel very privledged to have known him and will be praying for your family. With our deepest sympathy, the Reda family

Teresa Bryant

September 23, 2013

Miko and Family, you all are in my Prayers during this difficult period. It was a pleasure to have worked with Roger over the past few years. He will be missed.