Rev. James Wal­ter Rogers, for­merly of Oley

The Southern Berks News - - RELIGION -

Rev. James Wal­ter Rogers, for­merly of Oley, died May 29, 2018, in Luther Woods Nurs­ing Home in Mont­gomery County. “The Rev” was 86.

He was the hus­band of Bar­bara Lucy (Gin­gras), with whom he shared 57 years of mar­riage.

Born Septem­ber 16, 1931, in New York City, he was the son of the late Howard and Mary (Lennox) Rogers. James was pre­de­ceased by his brother, Harold, and his sis­ters, Mary and He­len.

He is sur­vived by his chil­dren, Beth Lucy Rogers, DDS, of Fort Wash­ing­ton, and Stephen James Rogers, DPM, of East Green­wich, RI.

He is also sur­vived by his three grand­chil­dren, Maxwell Dono­van Schopp, Macken­zie Danielle Schopp and Luke Wething­ton Rogers.

He was a grad­u­ate of Brook­lyn Polytech­nic In­sti­tute in New York, New York. He earned his un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree at Al­bright Col­lege be­fore en­ter­ing United The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary in Day­ton, Ohio.

James served as pas­tor of St. John-Hill, United Church of Christ, Boyertown for 37 years. He re­tired as Pas­tor Emer­i­tus in 2003. “The Rev” worked as a sub­sti­tute teacher for the Oley Val­ley High School and Vo-Tech dur­ing the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Rev. Rogers was very in­volved with his com­mu­nity hav­ing served as Chap­lain for the Boy Scouts of Amer­ica dur­ing the 60’s and par­tic­i­pated with scout camps at Camp Shikel­lamy and Camp Mos­san­ton.

He was an ac­tive mem­ber of the Oley Fire Com­pany and par­tic­i­pated as an EMT for many years. He was also an ac­tive mem­ber of the Oley Val­ley School Board. He vol­un­teered with the an­nual Oley Fair and he as­sisted with nu­mer­ous in­fant adoptions.

Ser­vices will be pri­vate at the con­ve­nience of the family. Stitzel Family Funeral Homes &Cre­ma­tory, Inc. was en­trusted with the ar­range­ments.

Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Cre­ma­tory, Inc. 423 Main Street, Oley.

For on­line con­do­lences, visit www.StitzelFam­i­lyFuner­

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