Steven C. Rogers Sr.
Warren — Steven C. Rogers Sr. 61, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 1, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, following a brave battle with cancer.
Born in Rockland, Dec. 24, 1955, he was the son of Alton and Hilda Taylor Rogers. Educated locally, Steve was a 1974 graduate of Rockland District High.
Following high school, Steve married his soulmate, best friend and childhood sweetheart, Deborah Young. Starting school together in kindergarten, the pair continued throughout high school and had made their home in both Rockland and Warren.
Over the years Steve worked for a number of local companies as a machinist. Most notably, he held employment with Marine Colloids, Van Baalen's, Crowe Rope, Masters Machine and Lie-Nielsen Toolworks.
From an early age, Steve loved anything to do with cars, especially Volkswagens, whether it was working on them, restoring them or buying them. Along with his wife, he was an active member of the Vacationland Volkswagen Association for more than 20 years. Most recently Steve enjoyed drag-racing his dune buggy at the eighth-mile in Winterport. This was a passion that began in high school. He had a great love of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and looked forward to every mile on the open road.
Most important in Steve’s life was his family. He loved nothing more than spending time with his grandchildren, working in the garage with them, teaching them how to weld, and taking them for rides on his motorcycle (when they could reach the pegs, of course).
He will be sadly missed by all who loved him.
Predeceased by his parents and a brother, Leo Rogers, Steve is survived by his wife, Deborah, of Warren; his sons, Steven Rogers Jr. and his wife, Casey, of Arab, Ala., Adam Rogers and his wife, Haley, of Rockland; his brothers, Kendall Rogers and his wife, Dena, of Warren, Russell Rogers of Waldoboro; four grandchildren, Kaylee, Everett, Aisling and Izabella Rogers; as well as a step-grandson, Stephen Dearborn; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where celebration of Steve’s life will follow at 6:30.
To share a memory or condolence with the Rogers’ family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.