Obituaries

Maynard R. Rogers

August 27, 1916 - January 8, 2014

Age 97, beloved husband of Carolyn (nee Coats) Rogers, passed away at the Briody Health Care Facility in Lockport, NY on January 8, 2014.

Born August 27, 1916 in the township of Independence, NY, he was the eldest son of Ray and Leeta Rogers. After graduating from Elmira Business Institute, he managed his father’s farm and saw mill business. In 1945 he moved to Silver Springs where for seventeen years he owned and operated a hardware and building supply business. He also served on the Citizens Bank of Silver Springs board of directors, the Letchworth Central School Board of Education and was chairman of the Silver Springs United Methodist Church board of trustees. Maynard was also a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club.

Maynard enjoyed woodworking, gardening, reading and fishing throughout his life. During his two years at the Briody facility, he became friends with employees and residents alike. He was described as a “real gentleman”, always putting his wife first. He was quick to lend his expertise and a helping hand to anyone.

Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Carolyn; his children, Hal (Mary Sue) Rogers of Lockport, Darla (Bob) Egmond of Harrisonburg, VA, Terry (Mary) Rogers of Davidsonville, MD; five grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. His surviving siblings are June Stadelman and Helen Hall. Predeceased siblings are Raymond, Arlene and Doris.

A memorial service will be held at a future date to be announced by the family. Memorials may be made to the Silver Springs United Methodist Church, PO Box 308, Silver Springs, NY 14550, the Silver Springs Rescue Squad, PO Box 117, Silver Springs, NY 14550 or the Briody HCF Long Term Care Memorial Scholarship Fund, 909 Lincoln Ave., Lockport, NY 14094. Arrangements are being completed by Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, Castile.

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Apr 25.14 from Jeanne Mulligan:
Carolyn, Hal, Darla and Terry,
I was looking for genealogy info when I came upon the obituary. Maynard was a special person to me- especially when I was growing up. A true gentleman and a kind and loving person, he was an invitation to know God. I carry dear memories of him and of Carolyn, and for that matter, of the whole family when we were all a few lifetimes ago. I love you all.
Jeanne Wheaton Mulligan

Feb 25.14 from Kathy Meyer:
Terry and family.... just caught up on some correspondence and see your dad passed in January. Sorry to be so late, but please extend condolences to the family. It is always such a difficult time. You will be in my prayers.
Kathy Meyer

Jan 25.14 from Dianne Yarbrough Cottrill:
What an amazing man this was, along with a wonderful genuinely sweet wife. I agree 100% with the words of Hayden Humphrey about this family. How blessed we all were to grow up in Silver Springs with so many special people part of our community. Thank you to Carolyn, Hal, Darla, and Terry for so many special memories. I will always treasure the years knowing a true gentleman like Maynard Rogers.

Jan 24.14 from Hayden Humphrey:
The Rogers family was an integral part of my child hood. You couldn't live in a Silver Springs in the 50's without being impacted by Maynard and his family. In retrospect I see the Rogers as the model of a blessed, emotionally healthy family. It's rare today. Maynard was a man of integrity and kindness. I am eternally grateful for the honor of growing up under under his watch. I have no anguish because I know that he was a man of authentic faith.

Jan 23.14 from Kathleen "Kathie" MacDonald Bassett:
I lived in Silver Springs for about 10 years. During this time I took up sidewalk roller skating. I walked into the hardware store one day and asked Mr Rodgers if he sold skates. He said yes he did. I asked how much and he gave me a price, which seemed like an exorbitant amount at the time. He said you save your pennies and nickels and I'll hold them for you. I did and brought in a huge jar of coins (which was probably a merchant's nightmare at the time) and he gave me the skates. They meant more to me in the next few years because I brought them. The community will miss Mr Rodgers. He and his wife (also my first visit with the library behind the firehouse) were community loving and giving people. Hugs to his family.

Jan 21.14 from Charlene Lewis Neuenschwander:
You were an amazing Uncle and I will truly miss you. Love, hugs and prayers to Aunt Carolyn, Hal, Darla, Terry and all your families. I imagine him, Mom, Aunt Arlene, Uncle Raymond and their parents together sharing the good times!!

Jan 17.14 from Joanie Costello:
My sincere sympathy to Carolyn and family. I was honored to meet Maynard and Carolyn two years ago. Maynard was a true Gentleman. I loved to hear his life stories and will miss shopping at Ace with him. Maynard will always have a special place in my heart, as Carolyn does.

Jan 15.14 from Rita Jones:
Many thoughts and prayers for the family..Maynard was such a sweet gentle manand his wife Carolyn a true lady..I had the honor of being their neighbor ..I remember first meeting them.. they welcomed me into their home..I saw a skylight in their kitchen..Carolyn told me that her and Maynard would go look at the moon at night.it melted your heart and that I have never forgotten..may you rest in peace Maynard and thank you for letting me get to know you..I will miss you as I have..blessings to you Carolyn.

Jan 15.14 from Leon Randall:
My condolences to you, Darla ,and your mom,Hal. May your Dad rest in peace.

Jan 14.14 from Kym And Randy Horning:
Our sympathy to the Rogers Family! We are so sorry and send love and prayers to you all. I was blessed with a carved wooden cross that Maynard had made. Our families are very close, it was amazing that I received this cross from my Pastor in LeRoy. smile

Jan 14.14 from Janice wolfer:
My deepest sympathy comes to Carolyn and her family. I have fond memories of time spent playing games in your home during the long winters. I will always be indebted to Maynard for continual advice about maintaining my home in Silver Springs. My prayers are with Carolyn, the friend who taught me how to pray. Love and Peace, Jan

Jan 14.14 from Bobbie Carney:
My thoughts and prayers are with Carolyn and family at this time. Maynard was our neighbor in Silver Springs for many years,he was a great person. He will be sadly missed by many.

Jan 14.14 from Bruce Ellsworth:
My sincere sympathy to Mr. Roger's family. My
mother, Vada Walters at the time, graduated with him from Whitesville Central School. She
always spoke very, very highly of Maynard. I
met him just once, in Whitesville at the Memorial Day Parade and that was a pleasure.

Jan 13.14 from Jim Kemp (Vicki):
I was saddened to hear of Maynards passing today. Sending sincere sympathy to all of his wonderful family. I particularly remember his patience guidance in Hardware basement, where I earned plumbing merit badge & hunter safety tng. He was a very special man and that carried over to his siblings and any others who new him. Hugs to everyone. Jim Kemp