John H. Rodgers died peacefully April 24th 2022 at the age of 94.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. His friendly nature, kindness and generosity made our world a better and brighter place. He will be deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife Kemis (Clay) Rodgers after 66 years of marriage. He also leaves his three children: son Scott Rodgers and wife Jean of Okanogon WA; daughter Sandra Wise of Biddeford, ME and son Bradford Rodgers and Wife Jennifer of Hampton NH; grandchildren Taylar Wise and husband Sean Reardon, Zachary Wise and wife Lisa, Kelsey Wise, Ellen Morris and husband Nick, Curtis Rodgers, Celia Rodgers, Tess Rodgers and Clay Rodgers, 5 great grandchildren; brother Thomas Rodgers and wife Midge of Richmond VA. John was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Rodgers and wife Mildred (Morrill) of Concord NH; brother George Rodgers and wife Nancy , Robert Rodgers and wife Nancy, sister Dorothy Riddle and husband Royce. As well as many nieces and nephews.
John was born in Concord NH on November 8th1927. He attended Concord schools, leaving High School to serve in the Navy from April of 45 to August of 46 (and later as a reservist). He then returned to High school graduating with the class of “47”. He received further education through the University of Virginia School of Consumer Banking. John began his banking career at the First National Bank of Concord NH. He joined the First National Bank of Portsmouth NH in 1960. He had a long and successful career and retired in 1991 as the Sr. Vice President of Retail Banking.
His position as a loan officer allowed him to help many people. He also donated his time to his community through many local nonprofit organizations: Portsmouth Rehab, Easter Seals, Portsmouth Hospital Board, Seacoast Health Foundation, Kiwanis. After retirement he became a regular volunteer at the Portsmouth Hospital.
John had a lifetime passion for golf, in his later years he spent many winters in Lady Lake Florida with his wife, where he was able to play golf all winter long. In the summer he worked part- time as a Starter at The Ledges Golf Club in York Maine.
He lived his life well and we feel greatly blessed to have had him with us for so long.
There will be a service held at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen NH on May 19th At 3pm
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital or Nh Easterseals.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire has been entrusted with arrangements. To view an online tribute, leave a message of condolence or for more information please visit www.csnh.com.