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John “Jack” James Rogers

Date of Death: July 15, 2021
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Sunday 7/18, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
120 Keating Drive
Winchester, Virginia 22601
Monday 7/19, 11:00 am

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Blue Ridge Hospice

333 W. Cork Street, Suite 405

Winchester, Virginia 22601

New Eve Maternity Home

PO Box 1518

Winchester, VA 22604

John James (Captain Jack) Rogers, 88 years old, of Winchester, Virginia peacefully passed away surrounded by his family after a brief battle with cancer on July 15, 2021.  Jack was born on July 13, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY to Mary and Frank Rogers.  He graduated from St. John’s University and married his high school sweetheart,Continue Reading

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Sarah Ellgen left a message on July 19, 2021:
My sincere condolences. Thinking of all the Rogers family.
Dean and Cathy Meyer left a message on July 17, 2021:
Condolences to the large and loving family raised by this remarkable man. Dean & Cathy
June Canavan Taylor left a message on July 17, 2021:
Dear Mrs Rogers, Gerard, Chris, Stephen, Mary Alyce and John (and spouses and grandchildren), I am saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Rogers and offer my deepest condolences. Since I grew up across the street from your family I have many fond memories of him. One came to me this morning of Mr. Rogers going to Stanley’s bakery every Sunday morning and buying crullers and jelly donuts for all. Mr Rogers was formidable yet kind, fun, loving and generous to many. My father valued his relationship with Mr Rogers and considered him to be one of his best friends. I always admired his strength and devotion to his family, especially to his beautiful daughter Julie. Mr Rogers made this world a better place and will be missed by many.Love,June Canavan Taylor and family ( Doug, Ryan, Patrick & Matthew)
Ed Canavan left a message on July 17, 2021:
Jack Rogers was the father of one of my best friends (Stephen) and one of the best friends of my father. He and his family lived in the house directly across the street from my family on Leeside Drive in Great River for about six years.Six great years!Captain Jack was strict but fun; tough but lovable. He and Carol raised some pretty smart kids. Once they moved to Virginia I didn't see them much but I did see them occasionally. It was always a pleasure get a chance to talk to him and Carol again.At a party about ten or twelve years ago -- after I'd been on a distressingly turbulent flight -- I asked: "Mr. Rogers, I just had a terrible flight. I find bad turbulence to be very scary. You're a pilot. You fly all the time. Is there some sort of mental outlook that you've developed to cope with bad turbulence?" He looked at me and said: "It scares the hell out of me, too!"I never called him "Jack," he was always "Mr. Rogers" to me. He was someone I looked up to and respected.I will miss him.
John Walsh left a message on July 16, 2021:
Grieve because you have a heart and are human, but grieve as a person of faith. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, and I will follow Jacks's request and support the local hospice vs. send flowers.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Robert Kopczenski Kopczenski left a message on July 16, 2021:
Dear CarolI am sad at the passing of Jack. I knew him very briefly when we both volunteered at Faith in Action. We both chatted a few times after Sunday Mass. I recall he always went to Daily Mass. He was a good man; he will be very much missed here and may his soul rest in The Peace of christ.
Linda Connelly left a message on July 16, 2021:
Jack will be missed by many. Our prayers to Carol.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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