Celebration of Life
Obituary of Marion David Rogers
Marion D. Rogers was born in Lamar, South Carolina on
September 25, 1928 to the late Ethel and Theo Rogers. He was
educated in the Lamar Public School System, and along with his
siblings helped run the family’s farm which consisted in excess of
150 acres of land.
Marion migrated north, first to Philadelphia and then to Brooklyn
NY. After several years in Brooklyn, he purchased a home and
moved his family to Perth Amboy NJ. His array of occupations
was monumental. Having driven a charter bus for Dominico Bus
Company, he was most proud of being the driver for Stevie
Wonder, who he often told stories about their time on the road. In
the late 70’s he went into business for himself, establishing Rogers
Used Brick Company where he employed numerous family
Marion was a hardworking man, often putting in 16-hour work
days to support his family. His strong will and passion to establish
a successful business was engrained in him from an early age. He
demanded respect and ran a tight ship. Marion was an extremely
hard working man, not retiring until the age of 85.
Marion was predeceased by his wife, Jean T. Rogers, his parents,
Theo and Ethel Rogers, his brothers, James, Theo, Herbert,
Frederick, Haywood and sisters, Ethel, and Arlene.
Left to mourn him are his children, Veronica (Jacob), Gloria,
Joanna, Althea (Stephen), Donald (Dana), Jacqueline (Chester),
and Josette (Kevin). Siblings, Mary, Ronald (Sherilyn), Michael
(Mary), and Helen. Step-mother Mattie, his first wife Bessie;
grandchildren, Ja’mon (Marielle), Joshua (Nandi), Alex, Tyrice,
Raquel, Daniel, Alonzo (Kimberly), Erica, Cromarte, , Nakia
,Stacey (Ramona), Jaliel, Tarynn, Dajon, MaDeja (Duc), Naijah,
Giovanna, Malachi, John, and Jayson. A host of great-
grandchildren, great great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.