June 14, 2011
Lawrence E. Rodgers
MURRELLS INLET, S. C. - Lawrence “Larry” Eugene Rodgers, 72, formerly of Jamestown, N. Y., died Sunday, June 12, 2011.
Born on Sept. 12, 1938, in Blue Eye, Pa., he was the son of the late Leonard and Julia Sluga Rodgers.
Larry was a graduate of Youngsville, Pa., high school. He was employed at the Carborundum plant in Falconer, N. Y. for 36 years.
Larry’s favorite pastime was sports. He was a member of the NYSAC football officials, the Chautauqua County baseball and softball umpires associations in which he held numerous offices. The position he enjoyed most was being the rules interpreter for all three. He was one of the officials that worked the first New York State High School football championship game and the first New York State High School baseball championship game. When he retired from officiating football he had worked 610 varsity football games.
In 2002, Larry and Janet moved to Murrell’s Inlet, S. C. He was a member of Christ Church and Southstrand Antique Arts Association. He really enjoyed helping a charity known as Help for Kids.
Larry was preceded in death by his brother, John Rodgers, and an infant daughter.
Survivors include a daughter, Kristal (Mark) Hungate of Kernersville, N. C.; a son, Mark (Saira) Rodgers of Acworth, Ga.; he loved his grandchildren: MacKenzie Cady Hungate, Christopher Lawrence Hungate and Jacob Garner Rodgers by whom he was referred to as Pa; sisters, Janet (Kenneth) Dininny of Youngsville, Pa., and Anne (Tom) Cooke of Mechanicsville, Md.; and a brother Richard (Marilyn) Rodgers of Warren, Pa. He is survived by his high school sweetheart Janet Wilcox Rodgers, whom he married Nov. 24, 1962 in Corry, Pa.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Christ Church Prince Creek Parkway, Murrells Inlet with Reverend David Bryan officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Christ Church, PO Box 1065 Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 or to Larry's favorite charity, Help for Kids, 12053 B. Highway 17 S Garden City, SC 29576.
An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Homes Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
The additional financial assistance of the community is critical to the success of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame.
We gratefully acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support.