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March 29, 2013

Roger Williams


In his life, Roger was an avid golfer and staunch NY Yankees fan, rumored to have seen every televised game during the season. He enjoyed reading, History, politics and biographies were his staples, and any distraction, disruption, or commotion during the Evening News was heavily frowned upon.

Roger married VineAdell (Barnhart) Stiles in 1951, and they had two daughters, Faye and June. He later married Roberta (Rickard) Rogers in 1985.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbi of Oneonta; his two daughters, Faye Williams of Morris and June (Scott) Reese of Charlotte, N.C.; his stepchildren, Michele Rogers of Hampton, Va., Colleen Rogers of New Berlin and William (Aida) Rogers II of Davenport Center; his grandchildren, Katherine Madnick of Norwich, Ephraim Tuttle of Boston, Mass., Kristin Rogers of New Berlin, Benjamin Rogers of Davenport Center; and his great-granddaughter, Kera Thompson of Norwich.

He was predeceased by his four older brothers, Glynn, Roscoe, Berwyn and John.

Calling hours are at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013.

There will be a service at the First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in New Berlin with Navy honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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