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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Robert C. Rodgers, Sr., 87, of 45 Minard Run Road, Bradford, PA

Robert C. Rodgers, Sr.
Robert C. Rodgers, Sr., 87, of 45 Minard Run Road, Bradford, PA, passed away, Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his family.

Born July 19, 1926 in Chicora, he was a son of the late Ralph and Josephine (Graham) Rodgers.

On January 28, 1948 in Smethport, he married Ruth Elaine (Nick) Rodgers, who died, October 14, 1989.

Mr. Rodgers was a 1945 graduate of Eldred High School. On December 20, 1945 he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp. He served during World War II and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant on January 27, 1947. After the service he returned to the Bradford area and worked for Dresser Manufacturing for 39 years, retiring in 1989.

He was a member of the Local Machinist Union #1699, John F. Kennedy Lodge AFL CIO. He was a member of the Pine Acres Country Club, he was an avid hunter, golfer and reader. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church.

Surviving are five daughters, Linda Kemick, of Bradford, Elizabeth (Rick) Woodward, of Mesa, AZ,Teresa (Bob) Costello, of Bradford, Jeannie (Ken) Park, of Ft Mill, SC, and Kathy (Leshia) Rodgers, of Bradford, five sons: Tom Rodgers, of Bradford, Daniel Rodgers, of Bradford, David (Karen) Rodgers, of Scranton, Michael Rodgers, of Bradford and Mark (Carol) Rodgers, of Houston, TX, a daughter in law Chris Rodgers of Rixford, two sisters, Patricia (Terry) Heeley of Erie and Shirley (John) Dicello of Timonium, MD, 25 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ruth of 41 years, one son, Robert C. Rodgers, Jr., who died June 27, 2010, two brothers, Walt Rodgers and Gerald Rodgers, six sisters, infant sister Helen, Sally DuBois, Bernadette Brennan, Elizabeth Hess, Laverne Freer, and Margaret Johnson.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, February 3, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., where a prayer service will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:15am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church with Rev. Steven Collins, pastor as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Smethport.

Memorials if desired may be made to Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church.

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1 comment :

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear this news. Praying for his soul. Thank you for your service.