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James Anthony Rogers
  • July 18, 1946
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  • January 18, 2021

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On January 18, 2021, at the age of 74, James Anthony Rogers, peacefully rejoined many loved ones who have preceded him in death. Notably, his mother and father, James and Sarah Coss Rogers, and his in-laws, Ralph and Helen Guglielm. He is survived in death by his loving wife, Rosemary Rogers, and their three sons, James “Jimmy” (Christy) Rogers of Prosper, TX, Mark (Brandy) Rogers of Vestavia Hills, AL, and Jeffrey Rogers of Orlando, FL. He leaves behind a legacy of eight grandchildren; Kylie, Julianna, Bella, Kyle, Jacie, Eason, Rylan, and Emmie Rose.

“Jim” was a highly decorated Staff Sergeant E-6 in the United States Army, 25th Infantry, nicknamed “Tropical Lightning”. He honorably served his country in the Vietnam war. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart, three Bronze Stars, three Army Commendation Medals, an Air Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, a Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, a Combat Infantryman Badge, among many other accomplishments and recognitions. He was also twice nominated for a Silver Star for his bravery.

He graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and went on to have a successful career in business. He and his wife ultimately retired in Central Florida.

Jim’s family was his pride and joy. He married the love of his life at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lowellville, OH. He and Rosemary would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary later this year. He doted on her every chance he got, to whoever would listen. Jim and Rosemary raised three wonderful boys. They vowed on their wedding day to be the “best possible examples” to their children. He was indeed that until his last breath. He spent his life encouraging them to be their very best and imparting his invaluable wisdom upon them. He is the proud “Papa” to eight beautiful grandchildren who he absolutely adored. Jim and Rosemary loved to travel together, whether to visit their children and grandchildren or to see other parts of the world. They cherished time spent together. They closed each day with a lyric from a song they both loved, “I love you. Forever and ever. Amen”.

Jim was loved by so many friends, golfing buddies, softball teammates, Mallory Socialites (of which he served two terms as President), friends at the gym, and many caring neighbors.

His charm and good character will be dearly missed. He was a man of great integrity and conviction. He was a leader and a patriarch. He was a faithful servant of The Lord. His family finds peace in knowing he was welcomed into the Savior’s loving arms and can continue to watch over and protect them until they’re reunited again.

A family celebration of life will be held in his honor later this year.


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  1. 29 Jan 2021
    Jim & Judy Wegner says:
    Our heart breaks for you Rosemary and your sons. Always know we are here for you. Our prayers are coming you way.

  2. 29 Jan 2021
    Jim and Judy Wegner lit a candle:
    Lit since January 29, 2021 at 1:25:11 PM

  3. 27 Jan 2021
    Karla Taylor lit a candle:
    Lit since January 27, 2021 at 1:09:29 PM

  4. 27 Jan 2021
    Daniel Rogers says:
    Sympathy and prayers to Rosemary and family.

  5. 25 Jan 2021
    Phil Mariotti says:
    Very sad to here the news about Jim. I am Phil Mariotti, fellow Lowellville classmate, Army veteran and Vice Commander of the Lowellville American Legion. I am honored to inform you that Jim's name has been added to the war memorial "proudly", displayed outside of the Lowellville City hall. Send me your email address and I will be able to send you a picture of the Vietnam war plaque. God bless Jim and family.

  6. 23 Jan 2021
    Raymond Curry says:
    My condolences to the entire Roger's family. Jim was a good man and a better person. As a former classmate (K-12) I know he will be greatly missed by all. Thanks for your service. Rest in peace my friend.

  7. 22 Jan 2021
    Debra Taylor says:
    To the Rogers Family, thank you for sharing Jim's story. I feel as though I knew a great man who lived, loved, and had no regrets in life. All that we aspire to be and do!! Find peace in knowing his legacy lives on in each of you, as you reminisce and share your wonderful memories with others, he continues to live on. And those of us who will be lucky enough and grateful to hear all the stories will be inspired by Jim still. Much love to Rosemary and to all who were graced by knowing Jim!

  8. 22 Jan 2021
    Jack & Sandy Nichols says:
    While we didn't know Jim in a personal way, the marvelous obituary that introduced us to him made us wish we had.
    What a great testimony to a man that exemplified the character that is so needed in our society today.
    May God's comforting presence be with Rosemary and the family during this difficult time.

  9. 22 Jan 2021
    Jim Carter lit a candle:
    Lit since January 22, 2021 at 1:01:04 PM

  10. 22 Jan 2021
    Jeffrey Rogers posted an image:
    My father dancing with his first grandchild Kylie. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. I love you Dad
    My father dancing with his first grandchild Kylie. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. I love you Dad

  11. 22 Jan 2021
    Jeffrey Rogers lit a candle:
    Lit since January 22, 2021 at 1:12:04 PM

  12. 22 Jan 2021
    Jim & Mimi Carter says:
    Heartbroken to hear about the passing of Jim! Great memories of our banter back & forth during our encounters at the Socialite meetings and other times. His friendship was sincere and caring. He was not only a great person but a true friend! Our hearts go out to Rosemary and the whole Rogers family! God's Speed Jim! Welcome Home Brother!

  13. 22 Jan 2021
    Carol and Richard Vehling lit a candle:
    Lit since January 22, 2021 at 1:43:40 PM

  14. 22 Jan 2021
    Mark Schiffhauer says:
    I am so sorry for the loss of Jim. I was honored to know Jim through softball. I will miss seeing Jim and talking with him.

  15. 22 Jan 2021
    The Rogers Family lit a candle:
    Lit since January 22, 2021 at 1:36:23 AM

  16. 21 Jan 2021
    Robert and Denise Webb says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. We can truly say we know the pain you are feeling. My father lost his life on the 16th. We hope all the good memories will give you comfort now.

  17. 21 Jan 2021
    The Gantt Family lit a candle:
    Lit since January 21, 2021 at 1:01:19 AM

  18. 21 Jan 2021
    The Gantt Family says:
    Bless this family Lord as your son enters into your kingdom and we on earth wait to be with him and you again. Amen.

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