Stephen Joseph Rogers, 88, of New Bedford passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was born on July 16, 1932 in New Bedford to Joseph Rogers and Mary (Oliveira) Rogers.
Steve was a U. S. Army Korean War Veteran and served in the Occupational Forces in Germany.
Steve graduated from Dartmouth High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Fitchburg State College. He was the Founder/Owner of Whaling City Drywall, Inc., and later became a Carpentry Instructor at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School.
He was an ice hockey AHA and NCAA referee and member of the Naragansett Wheelman. Steve was also a member of the Marion, Allendale and New Bedford Country Clubs. He served on the New Bedford Cultural Council and the Veteran’s Advisory Board. In addition, he was a member of the Zeiterion Theater, the Friends of Buttonwood Park, and the Whaling Museum. For many years, he participated in the Art Therapy for Seniors Program. He volunteered as a tour guide at the Waterfront Historic District, and as a docent at the Fort Taber/Fort Rodman Military Museum.
Stephen is survived by this wife of 55 years, Helen (Seferiadis) Rogers; his son, Christopher Joseph Rogers of Dartmouth; his daughter Elaine (Rogers) Dupre of Dartmouth and her husband Peter; and two grandchildren, Jacob Joseph Dupre and Annica Eleni Dupre.
He was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Donations in Steve’s name may be made to Community Nurse Home Care, 62 Center Street, P.O. Box 751 Fairhaven, MA 02719 or the Fort Taber Military Museum, 1000C Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, MA 02744. For online guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.