Robert Rogers Obituary

Robert August Rogers
Robert August Rogers

September 27, 1967 - August 23, 2019
Born in Mt. Clemens
Resided in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
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Bob was born on September 27, 1967, at Mt. Clemens General Hospital, the youngest of 6 children. At the age of three months, the family moved from St. Clair Shores to Grosse Pointe Woods, where Bob attended Our Lady Star of the Sea School and graduated from Grosse Pointe North, Class of 1985. He then attended Michigan State University, graduating in 1990.

Bob worked a number of jobs. He fondly recalled his days at Grosse Pointe Woods Lakefront Park, where he was a lifeguard and, later, head guard. He also really enjoyed selling cars. His last and most important job was a caregiver for his parents.

If you knew Bob, you know he loved sports. He played baseball and loved his days in Little League. He started playing hockey at a very young age and continued to play for as long as he could lace up his skates. He also enjoyed riding his bike or walking down to the lake. Bob loved the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers and, of course, the Michigan State Spartans (Go Green!).

Bob also played the guitar and sang and, memorably, appeared in the Theater North production of GREASE, the one which starred Sandra Joseph, before her days on Broadway.

Bob was also an animal lover, especially family members' dogs. If dogs go to heaven, Ernie is there waiting. And dogs do mourn: Biggie and Mary, who came to visit regularly, are already missing him.

Bob was predeceased by his father William T. Rogers. He is survived by his mother Lilian and five siblings: Josie (Ed Schenk), Kathy (Jack Howes), Mike (Mercy), Bill Jr. (Joan Cummins) and Kelley (Gary Neal). He is also survived by seven nieces and nephews and two grand-nephews, whose company he always loved.

Bob died at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe, on Friday, August 23, 2019, with his family surrounding him.

Visitation Wednesday, September 4th from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Bob will lie instate on Thursday, September 5th from 9:30 am until the time of the Mass of the Resurrection at 10:00 am at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods.




A. H. Peters Funeral Home of Grosse Pointe
20705 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Our Lady Star of the Sea
467 Fairford
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Thursday, September 5, 2019
10:00 AM