October 3, 1925 – October 19, 2013
Roger A. Stagnol, age 88 , went to be with the Lord on Oct. 19,2013. Born in France in 1925, Roger later moved to the United States at the age of 12. An Army veteran of WWII, he participated in both the Normandy landing on D-day and the Battle of the Bulge where shortly after became a prisoner of war. Following the war he graduated with an electrical engineering degree from N.Y. Institute of Technology. He had the opportunity to work with NASA on many projects as well as Monsanto Corporation Electronics division. He was a recipient of 2 Bronze stars and a P.O.W. medal. He is survived by his 2 children, Mark and Linda, and will be missed by all. A memorial service will be held in honor of Roger on Thursday October 24, 2013 at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home-Port Orange. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.
- Memorial Service Thursday, October 24, 2013
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December 28, 2013
It has been recently informed of this wonderful mans passing. Have been his newspaper carrier for the last 12 years. We have only spoken a few times but every Christmas he would write me such a lovely note inside a card...he really appreciated me and the service I provided. I'll miss seeing him on Sundays in that burgundy sweater and bow tie, always looking so sharp. Rest in peace, dear sir and thank you for all of your kind words over the years.
October 25, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Roger was a great man. I first was introduced to Roger when he shared his remarkable story of serving our country during World War II as part of the City's pogTV oral history project on the Greatest Generation. Roger was a man of many talents, from classical music to engineering. He cared deeply for his country, Port Orange and his family. We will miss him.
October 24, 2013
Roger was an American Hero. Like a lot of WWII soldiers, he simply came home from the war and went to work making our nation the greatest nation in the world. I met him in my official capacity as City Manager. We were able to work together on solving a neighborhood problem. I was extremely pleased when Kent Donahue was able to get Roger on video as part of the City's oral history of the Greatest Generation. Roger was an individual who was committed to making Port Orange a great place to live. He will be missed. May the Lord Bless his family with great memories.