Dave Rodgers

Dave Rodgers, age 80, a former Ridgway resident, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Winston-Salem, N.C. Mr. Rodgers is survived by his wife, Cathy, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Steve Rodgers (Pam), of Singapore; Mike Rodgers, of Cary, N.C.; Doug Rodgers, of Rockville, Md.; and Jan Haley (Jeff), of Raleigh, N.C.; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Rodgers graduated from North Carolina State University and spent 38 years working in human resources for the forest and paper products industry, the final 12 years at Penntech / Weyerhauser in Johnsonburg. Throughout his life, he taught Sunday school classes in many of the churches he attended. After his retirement, he had a rewarding experience as a lay chaplain with Marketplace Ministries and as a volunteer chaplain at Forsyth Medical Center. He loved working in the garden and was a certified Pennsylvania Master Gardener; he also enjoyed golf, tennis, and reading. A service of celebration of his life will be held in Winston Salem at Maple Springs Methodist Church on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, followed by interment at Thomasville City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Maple Springs United Methodist Church, 2569 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106.