Roger K. Abbott

December 23, 1930January 9, 2011

Roger K. Abbott, 80, Sarasota, formerly of Elkhart, IN died January 9, 2011. Roger was the owner and operator of the Abbott Screen Printing company in Elkhart before retiring and moving to Sarasota. After retiring to Florida, Roger and Jean both started working for Walmart. Roger was an associate for the Walmart in Osprey at the time of his death. He was a Mason and member of the Tyrian Lodge in Elkhart, the Scottish Rite and York Rite as well as the Sarasota Shrine Temple and the Order of Eastern Star Starlight Chapter #181 in Elkhart.

Survivors include his wife: Jean; son: Phil of Elkhart, IN; two daughters: Jacqie of Elkhart, IN, Shari of Sarasota; three grandchildren: Kara Jo Rosenberry, Benj Walbeser, Joseph Abbott; and three great-grandchildren: Katlyn Waldbeser, Kent and Kassi Rosenberry; and his son-in-law: Bill Emilius of Sarasota.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

Arrangements under the direction of Palms - Robarts Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Sarasota, FL.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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DeAnna DeHoff

January 11, 2011

I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle Rog.Dan and I loved him so much. He never had a whole lot to say but we always enjoyed Christmases at your house we always felt we were part of your immediate family.He will definately be missed.Love You Dan,DeAnna,and Jason DeHoff

January 11, 2011

Jean and family,
I will miss Rog's more than words can say. Especically pushing his hat over his eyes and our breaks together. I am so glad the Rog's came in to my life over the past few years. He help me though my sorrow and just make me laugh. I can say even when he was hurting he didnt say much and just kept on going. Thanks Rog's for all you have done for me. Keeping you in my prayers... Michelle (Wal-Mart)

Diane/Tom Freestone/Surprise

January 11, 2011

Dear Jean and family,
While we are saddened to hear of Roger's death, we are rejoicing that he is in Heaven, whole and healthy!


January 11, 2011


Cindy Hoy

January 11, 2011

Aunt Jean, Shari, Phil and Jacqie; I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Rog was a great man and loving uncle. He always had a way of knowing when I needed to spend the weekends, he always gave me hugs when I needed them the most.

He was a very king and generous man who will never be forgotten. God Bless all of you!

Ann Patrick

January 10, 2011

Dear Shari & Family
I am so very sorry for the loss of your Father ,Husband and Grandfather. I know he meant so much ,and will be missed by all. My Love and Prayers go out to you.
Ann Emilius Patrick

Debra Davis

January 10, 2011

Phil, Shari,Jacquie and Jean,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Debbie Davis

January 10, 2011

Aunt Jean, Jacquie, Shari, and Phil,
We want you to know that your family is our families thoughts in your time of sadness. The great think about Uncle Rog is I don't have any bad memories of him, only good ones! We will not be able to attend the services on Wednesday but we will keep you in our thoughts!
Love you guys!
Mike, Sue, Christy, Jim, and Zac Chaffee