Ruben Rogers

Ruben Rogers

April 9, 1943 December 18, 2019

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Obituary for Ruben Otto Rogers

Ruben Otto Rogers passed away from complications following a heroic cardiac operation.

He was born in Detroit, the son of Ruben Rogers and Leona Hinojosa.

He served his country in Vietnam as a Marine and then proceeded to receive a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan, followed by a Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit.

In 1982, he moved to upstate New York, worked for Cornell University and married the love of his life, Nina Cardillo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Cardillo and his brother, Frank Rodriguez.

Surviving family members include: his daughter, Francesca Decker(Jarred Johnson); granddaughter: Zelda Decker-Johnson; brother, Robert Rodriguez (Katy Watson); sister, Patricia Saran (Richard Saran); niece, Kelly Saran (Mark Trinklein); nephew, Erik Saran (Karmen); and fraternal aunt, Connie Curto.

Cremation has taken place; arrangements by the Nie Funeral Home, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

A memorial service is planned for Spring 2020 on his property.

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