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Walter (Walt) I. Rogers, 98

Walter (Walt) I. Rogers, 98

Walter (Walt) I. Rogers, 98, passed from this earthly life on Feb. 19, 2014.

He was living in Hendersonville.

Walt lived a happy, rewarding life in N.J., working until his retirement to Cape Cod, Mass., in 1975. His life at home was dedicated to his family­­ — his wife Melda, and their two children, Carey and Lynn­­ — and house restoration and gardening.

Walt's working life centered around the welding trade where he became widely recognized and praised­ — crafting parts for early television and space exploration.

Retirement on Cape Cod was what gave Walt the most pleasure — sailing on Cape Cod Bay, gardening organically, and sharing his life with his beloved Melda.

At peace now, Walt leaves loving families, two granddaughters, a son-­in­-law, significant­-others, and a bundle of nieces and nephews. Amen.