John D. 'Papa John' Rogers, 58, of Elyria, died Monday, June 11, 2007, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Avon, following a long illness. He was born January 31, 1949 in Washington, PA. He had resided in Elyria since 1969, having moved from North Ridgeville. He was a decorated U.S. Army Veteran, having received the Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars, the Purple Heart, and the Bronze Star Medal for heroism in ground combat. He had earned the rank of Sergeant.
Mr. Rogers was a member of Wellington Masonic Lodge No. 127, and the VFW Post 8686 in Sheffield Lake.
In 1990, he retired from York International in Elyria after 21 years where he was a Welding Foreman. He served as vice-president of Lenny’s Glass Company from 1992-1999.
He enjoyed fishing and golfing. He also was an avid Browns and Indians fan.
Surviving are two sisters, Patricia Leonard of Elyria, Marsha Sherwood of Owego, NY; two brothers, Mark Rogers of Cander, NY, and Michael Todd Rogers, of Sayre, PA; stepson, Quinn Algood of Elyria; step-grandchild, Nhya Offutt of Sheffield.
He was preceded in death by parents; John S. and Barbara Jane Rogers.
Friends will be received from 5: P.M. until the time of service at 6 P.M. Wednesday, at the David Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, N. Ridgeville. Rev. Orlando Algood, of the Original Church of God, Elyria will officiate.
Burial will be in Nichols, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lucy Idol Center, Box 162, Vermilion, OH.
For further information or to send an online condolence, visit www.davidbognerfamilyfuneralhome.com