OBITUARY

Richard Rogero

September 14, 1926January 12, 2021

Richard Arnold Rogero, age 94,of Marietta, GA passed away on January 12, 2021. He was born in 1926 to Richard Louis Rogero and Mildred Louise McClellan. He graduated from Putnam High School and was drafted in the US Army in 1944. He served in several branches of the US military (Army, Air Force, Marine Corps) and retired after 21+ years of service. After his military career he was employed by several Chrysler dealerships and retired from Marietta Dodge.

He had a passion for baseball. While in the Air Force he coached the 6205th Air Police baseball team at Clark Air Force base and after his military retirement he enjoyed watching Atlanta Braves baseball, as well has attending his children and grandchildren’s baseball and softball games. In his spare time he also enjoyed watching John Hagee ministry, attending VFW bingo, carpentry, ceramics, word search puzzles, and reading his Bible.

He was a faithful member at Mount Paran North Church of God and was a member of the American Legion and active member of VFW post 2681 in Marietta.

Richard is preceded in death by his wife; Violet M. Rogero, son; Daniel J. Rogero, daughter; Alice M. Williams, parents; Richard L. Rogero and Mildred L. Rogero, brother; Jack W. Rogero, and sisters; Helen F. Wetherington and Rose Etta Rogero.

He is survived by children, Jackie and Andy Owens of Suches, GA; Richard and Susan Rogero of Griffin, GA; Nancy and Tommy Arn, of Marietta GA; Patrick and Irina Rogero of Richmond Hill, GA; Joel and Angie Rogero of Kennesaw GA; Angelina Rogero of Alton, IL; sister Elizabeth J. Mauldin of San Mateo, FL; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, and a host of loving family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider a donation in Richard’s name to VFW Foundation, A. G. Rhodes of Cobb, or other charity of your choice by visiting, https://www.vfw.org/foundation, https://www.agrhodes.org/our-homes/cobb/

Services

23 January

Graveside

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Cheatham Hill Cemetery

1861 Dallas Hwy
Marietta, GA 30064

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Joel Rogero

January 21, 2021

I’m the youngest of Richard’s children, so I saw my Dad’s post military life. He never really spoke of his time in the military or himself. He was a quiet man that was happy going to work and coming home to his family. He never asked for anything and was embarrassed when he received a gift. He had a quite strength and dignity that you could always count upon. Growing up I remember he loved to listen to his country and blue grass music. Favorites included Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and Johnny Cash. Some of his favorite TV shows were M.A.S.H., Andy Griffith, Sanford and Son, and Hee-Haw. He always looked forward to Baseball season and loved watching the Braves. I watched him do home repairs and build things around the house and learned a lot of those skills (in addition to the colorful Marine language that usually accompanied his home improvement projects). A few other things he enjoyed were bingo at the VFW, bowling with my Mom when they were younger, and the occasion trip to the dog track. When my Mom was ill before her death in 2004, my Dad was her 24/7 care giver even though he was close to 80. He never left her side, until the very end. He never complained, he just did whatever was needed for my Mom. Overall, my Dad had a long and good life. His last months were not what any of us wanted, but it is comforting to know that he is now with my Mom and brother Daniel. At the end that is what he wanted. I will miss the trips to visit even if we just watched the same TV show we had both seen 10 times or just watched him snooze in the recliner. What he enjoyed was the company of his family. Thanks to my sister Nancy and her husband Tommy for watching over and helping to take care of Richard the past 10 years. It was a great sacrifice but one of love. Also, thanks to the folks at A.G. Rhodes Nursing Home for the care they gave my Dad. For the past four months, you were his home and also his family.

Elizabeth Kress

January 20, 2021

I had the pleasure of visiting Richard in his home a few times a week. He was a kind and courageous man. His family (Nancy & Tommy) welcomed me into their home and made it a pleasure to let me visit. I will miss this man . They just do not make them like they use to. Rest in peace Richard. 🇺🇸💖🙏

Nancy Arn

January 18, 2021

- He liked it when we adult kids would go with him to play Bingo at the VFW. He would watch his cards as well as yours and let you know when you missed a number.
- He loved tomatoes and cucumbers and I planted both one year. We had so many tomatoes and cucumber we couldn't give them away.
- He loved eating beans and when I'd ask him what he wanted to eat for holidays his response was always "beans".
- Lays Potato chips and ice cream

Lisa Diaz (Rogero)

January 15, 2021

When I was little and came to visit, he always teased me by asking, “who are you?” He teased in a gentle way, and I knew he always remembered me. He always kept that military buzz cut, and I would stand behind his recliner to rub his head because it was so short and felt like velvet. I often sat beside him at the table when the family gathered for holiday meals. There I enjoyed easy access to the bowl of black olives my grandma always put in front of his seat at the head of the table.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY