Ed Rodgers



POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Ed Rodgers, 90, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., passed peacefully at MDI Hospital in Bar Harbor on March 18, 2017. Ed was born to Alva Edison and Lorene Kraemer Rodgers on April 18, 1926, in Fort Worth, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, their infant son William, and his brother Jack.

He is survived by his three children and their families, Brandt and Elizabeth (Gregory) Rodgers and their children Zachary (and his wife, Elizabeth Piggott Rodgers) and Lauren of Hyde Park, N.Y.; Joanne Rodgers Foster of Al Ain, UAE; Linda Rodgers and Stephen Brown of Bar Harbor, and their sons Taylor (Baltimore, Md.) and Jordan (Fort Drum, N.Y.).

Ed was a veteran of the Pacific Theater in WWII, and served in Germany during the Korean War. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, and was an engineer for IBM for 40 years. He married Ruth Marilyn Brands on Feb. 26, 1955, and they moved to Poughkeepsie in 1957. Ed, fondly known as Papa Bear, loved his family, close friends, travel, gardening, birds and a good football game.

At Ed’s request, no services will be held. Those who so desire may make memorial donations to Mount Desert Nursing Association, 12 Summit Road, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662.

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