Dr. Lester Rogers passed away in the early morning of August 27, 2021, peacefully in his sleep at home at the age of 94.
He was born on October 18, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York, to Herman and Frances Rogers. He graduated from St. John's University and from Brandeis University as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and had his practice in Siler City 57 years before he retired.
He loved playing golf, participating in fantasy football, and was an avid reader. Dr. Rogers was a passionate UNC Tar Heel fan, especially basketball.
He loved to travel, see the world and spending time with family. He also served a term on the board of directors of the Siler City Country Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Frances Rogers, his brother Dr. A.C. Rogers, his sisters Mimi Loring and Rita Becker and his wife, Geri Rogers.
He is survived by daughters Susan Seltzer and son-in-law Dr. Samuel Seltzer, Dr. Hillary Rogers and son-in-law Mike Waters and son Jeffrey Rogers. He also has one grandchild, Lauren Seltzer.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dee Dee Goldston, Mel Herbert, Emma Smith and Maria Carvallo for being a great team of caregivers who took great care of our father.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to The Humane Society of the U.S. at their website humanesociety.org or the ASPCA at their website aspca.org.