Dr. Roger Alcantara Acosta

November 11, 1934May 14, 2013
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Rogelio 'Roger' Alcantara Acosta, 78 of Hernando, Florida passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Dr. Roger was born on Sunday, November 11, 1934 in Bantangas, Philippines to Juan Acosta, Sr. and Nestora Alcantara Acosta. He was a retired general surgeon and had his practice in Barbourville, Kentucky. Dr. Roger was a member of the Kentucky Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Roger was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Juan Acosta, Jr., M.D.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Corazon Bautista Acosta of Hernando, Florida; daughters, Carolina Acosta Mihalick and husband Trent of Mead, Washington, Abigail Acosta Isaac and husband Scott of Beaverton, Oregon and Katrina Acosta Bohr and husband Brandon of Meriden, New Hampshire and grandchildren, Cameron Acosta Isaac and Taylor Acosta Isaac, both of Beaverton, Oregon, Max Acosta Mihalick of Mead, Washington and Payden John Bohr and Lauren Paige Bohr, both of Meriden, New Hampshire.

Visitation, Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Fero Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, Monday, May 20, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Grace.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Florida 34464.

Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home


  • Visitation Saturday, May 18, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Monday, May 20, 2013

Dr. Roger Alcantara Acosta

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Edgar Villamater

May 22, 2013

Dear Cora and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. May Roger rest in peace.
Eddy & Enya Villamater

May 21, 2013

Our condolences to Azon & family. May he rest in peace. From Boni Viray & family.

May 21, 2013

Remembering you and your family in heartfelt thoughts .... and hoping that His love will comfort you during this sad times... Our deepest Sympathy.. SULIT Family of Taysan, Batangas & California. Zenny &Gus, Rose, Janet, Jun & Sennie, Agnes, Marivic & Justin, Mel.

May 21, 2013

Remembering you & your family in heartfelt thoughts.....and hoping that His love will comfort you during this sad times. Our deepest Sympathy... SULIT Family of Taysan, Batangas - California. . . Zenny & Gus, Rose, Janet, Jun & Sennie, Agnes, Marivic & Justin & Mel.

Angie Zalameda

May 19, 2013

Our Deepest Condolences Tita Cora and your family !
From the family of Rolly, Angie (Bautista) Zalameda

May 19, 2013

Dear Cora and children,
Please accept our deepest condolences for the passing of Roger.He was a
good man and classmate.We will miss him dearly.God Bless
Minerva (Bruno) and Isaac Racela ( Albany, N.Y.)

May 18, 2013

Our deepest condolences from the Villareal family (Zony and Samuel)

May 18, 2013


It reminds me of a Tagalog song that goes this way: “Ang buhay, tulad ng isang awit lamang; may simula at may katapusan; ano man ang ating kapalaran, tanging Dios lamang ang nakakaalam.” ( Life is but like a song, there is a beginning and there is an ending. Only God Almighty knows the destiny of our life).

To say goodbye to Roger is not an easy task for us. It is an ordeal that is difficult and shattering. With deep sorrow and grief, we say farewell, for we have lost not only a classmate but a dear friend and colleague, a handsome human being, a physician, father , vibrant, vigorous and active, full of exuberance and at the forefront of his chosen career as a surgeon when he developed a stroke. I always have a long exchange of stories whenever I met him during our FEU class reunion.

Just what can I say about Roger , who I considered to love life and enjoyed people?

How can you describe of such a person, who is a friend to everyone?

This magnificent man knew how to please people and made a legion of friends. The last time I met him with Cora was in Manila at the Balik FEU 50th anniversary of class '61 at the Galleria Hotel Grand Ball. He was in a wheelchair and all smiles.

Roger's passing leaves a sad feeling in me and I'm sure that many of you, friends, classmates in the FEU United Classs ‘61, feel the same way. Here' a saying: “ For every season of life, God has a purpose…, and when things begin to change, I know that a new growing period is about to begin. That's how God works in this world. A world, which never stays the same.”

I finally found comfort in believing that God has a reason for calling back our dear friend Roger, our heavy heart shall be lifted. So we thank the Good Lord for blessing and enriching our lives and lives of his family with such a wonderful and compassionate human being. The Good Lord may not give us all the answers we seek now, yet with faith, He will give us find peace and comfort every time we long for Roger.

To Roger, may you rest in peace and many thanks for the precious memories we have shared with you.

From your friend and classmate –Cesar D. Candari, M.D.

Gisela Alcantara

May 18, 2013

A memory is a keepsake that lives forever in the heart. With heartfelt sympathy.

Tessie Alcantara-Raneses

May 17, 2013

We, the children of Doroy & Tentay Alcantara would like to convey our deepest sympathy & condolences to Ate Cora & family on the demise of Kuya Roger...His memory will forever linger in our thoughts...Follow the light Kuya...I know God will welcome you with open arms in His have now found peace with more sufferings & pain...we love you always...