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Bertram C. Rogers Jr. of Sharpsville passed away at 9:41 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in his residence. He was 95.
Mr. Rogers was born Aug. 12, 1922, in Pittsburgh, a son of Bertram C. and Marcella Halter Rogers Sr. He was a 1940 graduate of Etna High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre with the 691st Tank Destroyer Battalion, attaining the rank of corporal. He earned a Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, American Theatre Medal, European African Service Medal with five Bronze Stars and the World War II Victory Medal.
Bertram retired in 1985 from the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., where he was a coil winder for 44 years.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Sharon. Bertram was also a member of the Hickory VFW Post 6166, Hermitage, Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 103 and American Legion Post 299, both in Sharon.
Bertram is survived by a daughter, Cynthia "Cindy" Janicki and her husband, Joseph, of Wexford; three sons, Michael Nolan and his wife, Alicia, of Irvine, Calif., John Nolan and his wife, Linda, of Mercer and Patrick Nolan and his wife, Kelly, of North Hills; a sister, Dolores Roscoe of Sharpsville; a brother, Howard C. Rogers and his wife, Rebecca, of Hermitage; five grandchildren, Emil Nolan, Kaelin (Jeff) Mills, Carley (Jonathan) Carbone, Cristina Nolan and Jeremy Janicki; and three great-grandchildren, Ryan Nolan, Jaxton Mills and Kaden McQuiston.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, the former Katherine E. Malia, whom he married on May2 4, 1952; and his second wife, the former Patricia A. Biringer Nolan, whom he married on Dec. 14, 1996.
The family suggest memorial contributions may be made St. Joseph's Church, 79 Case Ave., Sharon, PA 16146.

ROGERS
Bertram C. Jr, 95, of Sharpsville.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (11-15-17) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigle FuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday (11-16-17) in St. Joseph's Church, Sharon, with the Rev. Thomas Whitman, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on November 13, 2017
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