Roger Eldon Lawson

August 11, 1939November 13, 2020

Roger E. Lawson, 81, of Melbourne, FL and Uxbridge, MA died November 13, 2020 peacefully at home with his loving family by his side after a period of declining health. Mr. Lawson was born August 11, 1939 in Brockton, MA to Carl Leonard Lawson and Ethel Wallin Lawson.

He worked many years for United Aircraft and Digital Equipment Corporation where he would retire. After retirement, he then went on to teach college. His many professional accomplishments included earning three U.S. Patents in computer design. Roger was a brilliant man who could fix anything, probably because as a child, his many hobbies included taking things apart just to figure out what made them work including transistor radios and weather instruments. His passion was the weather. He would often send out forecasts to friends and family which of course were extremely accurate.

After Roger’s retirement, he was fortunate enough to spend the winter months in Florida and New England during the Summer.

Mr. Lawson is survived by his ever-devoted wife, Sandra whose unconditional love was by his side each and every moment to provide care and comfort throughout his illness. He is also survived by sons Thomas of Charlton, MA, James of Douglas, MA. Along with four grandchildren; Hayley, Caroline, Julia and Jillian, his brother Raymond and sister Marie Bradley.

He was predeceased by his parents; Carl and Ethel and brothers Russell and Robert.

Roger was a member of Suntree United Methodist Church in Melbourne, FL.

With all of Roger’s accomplishments, he will especially be forever-remembered by the love and commitment of providing for his family.

Due to Covid-19, a celebration of his life will be held at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Suntree United Methodist Church or the Salvation Army.



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Tamara Chris Shatara

November 23, 2020

Sandy, we are so so sorry to hear about Roger. Ned and Carole have been keeping us informed about you guys. Roger was one of the good ones.
Take care of your heart.
With deepest sympathy,
Chris and Tamara Shatara

Eddie DeMarino

November 19, 2020

I did not know Roger well (we met only a couple of times) but I am good friends with his sons, Jim and Tom. I can tell by the love and admiration they have for Roger, and by the way that they conduct their lives under his guidance, that he was a great father, husband, and person.

May the memories of your time together help ease the pain and tough times you’re going through now.

Eddie & family

Ed Lawrence

November 17, 2020

As Roger and Sandy’s next door neighbor for close to 20 years I got to know Roger pretty well. Simply put, he was one of the finest gentleman I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.
I was sad to move away from Sandy and Roger and heartbroken to learn of his illness and passing.
May God bless Sandy and her family during these difficult times.
Ed Lawrence


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