PHOENIX, NY – Esther M. Rogers, 76, of the town of Palermo, (Phoenix), NY, passed away on Monday March 5, 2018, while at her winter home in Zephyrhills, Fla.
She was born in the town of Schroeppel (Woodchuck Hill) to her late parents, Elizabeth (Avery) and Carl R. Rawson, on June 19, 1941.
Esther held both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from SUNY Oswego.
She was a beloved high school mathematics teacher for 34 years, from 1962 to 1996, at Hannibal Central Schools.
Esther was a member of many organizations in Central New York.
She was a member of Bristol Hill UCC church, Palermo Fire Department Auxiliary, Oswego County Fire Auxiliary, Delta Kappa Gamma, Oswego County Retired Teachers’ Association, NYS Retired Teachers’ Association, The Elks Lodge #830, and the local and national chapters of Family Motor Coach Association.
She was also very active in Zephyrhills.
She attended First Presbyterian Church of Zephyrhills, belonged to The Friendship Club at Palm View Gardens, The Zephyr Bees quilting group and the Zephyrhills Moose Lodge #2276.
She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Gerald E. Rogers; her daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle D. (Anthony) Folino from Kennesaw, Ga., and Sandra M. (Matt) Motyka from North Rose, NY; three grandchildren, Nicholas D. Folino, Lucas H. Folino and
Miranda M. Motyka; her sister and brother-in-law, Carol A. and Richard H. Rogers of Seneca Falls; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many extended family and friends in New York and Florida.
A celebration of life service will be held in the summer of 2018.
More details will be announced as a date and time are chosen.
Burial will be at Phoenix Rural Cemetery in Phoenix.
Contributions in Esther’s memory may be made to: Bristol Hill UCC or The Ronald McDonald House in Syracuse.
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135 has care of local arrangements.