Roger F. Brodis, formerly of Camden, passed away Jan. 18, 2018, at Southern Maine Health Care. He was born in Lincolnville Nov. 4, 1946, the son of Francis and Marion Milliken Brodis. Roger graduated from South Lancaster Academy, did his undergraduate studies at Atlantic Union College and graduated with his master's degree in education from Andrews University in Michigan. Roger started his teaching career in Michigan, followed by 10 years in Alaska, including Fairbanks and Palmer; 15 years at Mile High Academy in Denver; a year at Minnetonka Academy in Minnesota. He left the classroom for four years, serving as a camp director in Arizona, then went back to the classroom to teach in Hawaii. He most recently taught at the Florence M. Lombard Christian School in Saco.

He loved mountain climbing. He reached the summit of both Mt. McKinley and Mt. Kilimanjaro. He never reached the summit on his climb of Mt. Aconcaqua, as he and his mates rescued a fellow climber suffering from altitude sickness. Roger also loved metal art and body-welding work. In his love of the crafts, he made beautiful lamps from wood.

Roger was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Richard.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldiene “Gerry” Gehring Brodis; his children, Crystal Brodis, Eric Brodis and Mark Brodis; stepchildren Seth Andersen, Wayne Brown, Amanda Chalmers and Jillian Dazey; a brother, Gary Brodis; two sisters, Bette Carter and Arleen Cohen; and 12 grandchildren, Caitlyn, Sarah, Lilija, Benjamin, Alisanne, Michael, Juniper, Emma, Caleb, Bodhi, Isaac and Olivia.

A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Camden Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 132 Camden St.. A spring burial will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, Camden.

Arrangements are with Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Saco.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Florence M. Lombard Christian School, 46 Cleveland St., Saco, ME 04072.