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Dennis Rodgers

June 13, 1946 January 26, 2019
Dennis Rodgers
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Obituary for Dennis Rodgers

Dennis Rodgers



June 13, 1946-January 26, 2019
Middletown, NY
Dennis Rodgers, a longtime area resident, and retired engineer inspector, died unexpectedly at Orange Regional Medical Center on Saturday, January 26, 2019. He was 72 years old.

One of five children, he was born to Robert and Gertrude Wardwell Rodgers on June 13, 1946 in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Denny served in the Army and then the Army National Guard during the Viet Nam War. He attended Penn State University where he met the love of his life, Jayne Kash. They married on December 14, 1968 in Spring City, Pennsylvania, and celebrated 50 years of marriage last December.with a surprise celebration given by his dedicated therapy team at the Acute Rehab Unit in ORMC.

His employment as an engineering inspector was for Gannett Fleming Inc. in Pennsylvania.

Denny was a quiet man of few words, who loved the outdoors, fishing, golf, bike-riding, sailing and kayaking, or just hanging out with his family. This gentle giant was beloved by all and will be missed by family and friends who benefited from his wisdom, wit and loyalty.

Dennis is survived by his mother, Gertrude, his devoted wife, Jayne, his loving son Chris, daughter-in-law, Melissa and his cherished granddaughter, Samantha; brothers, Robert and Kenneth, sisters; Marilyn Steele (Gene) and Linda Rhine, and many nieces and nephews.

The family is very grateful to the many staff members and therapists at Good Samaritan Home Care and ORMC hospital and Acute Rehab Unit who diligently cared for Dennis.

Visitation will take place on Friday, February 1 from 3 to 6 P.M. at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, New York.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dennis' name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.


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Visitation

Friday

1

Feb

3:00 PM 2/1/2019 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 2/1/2019 6:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Service

Friday

1

Feb

5:30 PM 2/1/2019 5:30:00 PM - 6:00 PM 2/1/2019 6:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation

P.O. 504
Hagerstown, MD 21741
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