Sheridan “Rod” Rodgers Jr. 63, of North Sewickley Twp went home to be with the Lord on Thursday January 26, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife Susan Rodgers.
Rod was born August 26,1953 in Ellwood City, the son of the late Sheridan and Marilyn Fosnaught Rodgers.
Rod graduated from Riverside High School in 1971. He was employed by The Culligan Company for 31 years.
Rod was known as the “Legend” because of his exceptional skills in turkey and deer hunting. He was an avid fly fisherman and you could usually find him in the woods or the stream pursuing his passions. He also loved organic gardening, and he believed that if you can’t catch it, kill it, or grow it – you shouldn’t eat it !
In addition to his wife Susan, Rod is survived by step daughters; Anjelica, Lisa, and Amy; sisters, Alexis Vahanian and Jill Maddox; brother, Scott Rodgers; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He will be greeted in heaven by his dear Uncle Bill.
Visiting hours will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave, Ellwood City on Tuesday January 31 from 2 to 5 pm with a memorial service starting at 5 pm. Pastor Zack Blair of Hill City Church in Robinson Twp will officiate.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Hill City Church. in care of Zack and Lauren Blair, P.O. Box 81 Zelienople, PA 16063, to help provide unfortunate youth with hunting and fishing adventures.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
Such a sad loss for all involved. Rod was ever the gentleman! I loved hearing about his gardens. Always bringing baskets of veggies to his sister Lexie. Rod will be missed. Love to all xoxo The Montgomery family.
Thank you Leigh.
I cannot put into words the sadness that I am feeling for the loss of such a great guy. I have known Rod for 37 years and he was a true inspiration. He had so many talents including tying flies, fly fisherman, great hunter and great gardener . Everyone that new him always commented how respectful and special he made everyone feel. He was a hard worker and gave life his all.
To Susie who brought out the best in him as a wife and friend , to Scott who truly was his best friend and to Jill and Lexi who Rod adored and to all of our family members my thoughts will always be with you with wonderful family memories. Rod will NEVER be forgotten LOVE
Best hunting partner and a true friend to an old timer. Always a help when needed. Never near ‘Sherd’ that he was not Straight forward and a pure gentlemen. Esther and I offer our deepest sympathy to the family. His sisters and our daughter were very close.
Esther and Bill Kunkle.
I am so sad to hear of Rod’s passing. He was our “Culligan Man” for as long as I remember. He was always a compassionate gentlemen. He had just the right words of comfort for me when my wife passed away in November. He suffered some serious injuries a year ago and we noted his absence.
To Robs Wife, Children and Family my sincerest sympathy for our loss, and heavens gain of a wonderful laborer of the fields.
Rod, I miss you. I like to think you are still wrangling large brown trout under the watchful gaze of my father.