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Obituary of Thomas E Rogers

Mr. Thomas Emory Rogers, 88, of Titusville, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Ashtabula Medical Center.

Thomas was born on February 12, 1932 in Anguilla, West Indies to the late Hope and Juliette Webster Rogers. He married Althea Corinna Sebastian in St. Christopher, on March 26, 1955 in the British Colony of St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla.

He was a graduate of University West Indies in Jamaica and had a long and successful career as a licensed Medical Technologist, and Pharmacist.

Thomas worked as a pharmacist and medical technologist at the hospital in St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Antigua, and West Chester County, NY until his retirement. He then worked for the Arch Diocese of New York in Manhattan for several years.

He was a member and employee of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in New York.

Being born in the tropical paradise of Anguilla, Thomas enjoyed swimming, the ocean and the beach with similar passion, fishing, cooking, playing the game of drafts, and discussing politics. He loved his family, especially his wife, his children, and grandchildren, but most importantly he loved winning an argument. He had a kind and extremely generous heart, and gave regardless of cost, including that beyond his means. His unyielding generosity, manifested through God, was four children in their own respect and grandchildren in their own respect. A tribute to his kindness and selflessness.

He is survived by four children; Cuthbert Emory Rogers of Reston, VA, Dawn Jane-Marie Desplanque and husband Kelvin of Ottawa Canada, Germaine Smith and husband Clive of Pembroke Pines, FL, and Dr. Dwain M.L. Rogers and wife Rene of Titusville PA; ten grandchildren; Brendin Rogers, Arin Rogers, and Dr. Devin Rogers, Dr. Kathryn  Desplanque PhD, Alexandra Desplanque, Brian Smith, Shari Smith-Kikam Esquire and husband Mark (Marco) Kikam, Danielle Rogers, Dylan Rogers, Ethan Rogers; four step-grandchildren Chase Mong, Kameron Mong, Jordan Lindsay, and Elliana Lindsay; siblings; Yanez Rogers, Cyrilla King, Gloria Davis; Unofficial adopted son; Everton Roberts-Weeks.               

Thomas was preceded in death by three brothers, Ellis Mackley, Clarence, and Carum Rogers; a sister Lonie Rogers; and a step-grandson Logan Lindsay.

Services will be private to the family and invited guests.

Interment will be at St. Catharine’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Titusville Area Hospital Foundation 406 W. Oak St. Titusville, PA 16354.