Thomas Ray Rodgers

| February 18, 2016

Thomas RodgersThomas Ray Rodgers, 72, of Reno, died Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at Golden Living Center – Oil City.

Born August 8, 1943 in Seneca, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Lureeda Siverling Rodgers.

Tom attended Cranberry schools.

He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.

Tom had worked at Electralloy, Joy and Mong’s Dairy.

In his younger years, he loved to roller skate and was a member of the Seneca Indians Roller Hockey team.

Tom was a lifetime member of the Reno Volunteer Fire Department.

A motorcycle enthusiast, he was a former member of the Oil City Cycle Club, and was co-founder of the Keystone Wings 1st Chapter of Gold Wing Touring Association of PA.

Tom was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed and attended all the grandchildren’s activities near and far.

He enjoyed camping with his wife, grandchildren and friends. He loved NASCAR, especially #3, and loved his Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins.

On December 18, 1964 he married the former Bonnie L Jenkins, who survives.

In addition to his wife, surviving are three daughters, Marci Yashinski and husband Michael, and Valerie West and husband Edward all of Oil City, and Tammi Veltri and husband John of Clearwater FL; seven grandchildren, Richard Gorman, Jr. and companion Rikki Gregory, Chasidy Veltri, Tabitha Gorman, Skylar West, Erika Yashinski, Travis West and Logan Yashinski; a great granddaughter, Alissa Gorman to arrive soon; 2 step grandsons, Eddie and Jonny West; and two step great granddaughters, Kiana Butchino and Brooklynn West.

Also surviving are two sisters, Betty Fuller and Dottie Bauman of Virginia; a brother, Arthur Rodgers of Fertigs; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a grandson, Nicholas Feiereisen.

Friends may call at the Morrison Funeral Home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 11 am Saturday.

Interment will be in Reno Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Reno Volunteer Fire Department or the Reno United Methodist Church.

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