Frank J. Rogers, 93, Oneonta; World War II Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient Was Bookkeeper At OFO

Frank J. Rogers, 93,
Oneonta; World War II
Veteran, 
Purple Heart
Recipient Was Bookkeeper At OFO

ONEONTA – Frank J. Rogers, 93, of Oneonta, a World War II veteran who worked for Opportunities for Otsego on moving to Oneonta in the 1970s, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at home in Oneonta.
He was born on Aug. 5, 1925, in Manhattan, the son of Thomas and Grace (Mead) Rogers. On Dec. 20, 1947, he married Teresa Evans, who passed away in 2000.
During World War II, he served with the Marine Corps, 1st Division, in the Pacific where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the state National Guard as part of the “Fighting 69th.” He was also a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion and the 1st Marine Division Association.
He was employed as manager of the Gardner Warehouse Corp. in Manhattan for more than 40 years.
Upon moving to Oneonta in the 1970s, he worked as a bookkeeper for Opportunities for Otsego until his retirement.
He is survived by his three widowed daughters, Eileen Dorritie, Patricia Eggleton and Susan Utter; his sister, Grace Leahy; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Teresa; his son, Frank; his sister, Margaret Landthaler; and his three brothers, Thomas, William and Joseph Rogers.
A funeral mass will be announced in the spring.
Burial will take place in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.
Arrangements are with Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta


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