Clark Rogers

December 04, 2021 - August 07, 2015


of Cranberry Township, formerly of Greentree, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon. He was born Nov. 6, 1932, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Gertrude Ann Ogelvie and Charles Williams Rogers. Clark lived in Cranberry Township for the past four years and previously in Greentree for 46 years. Clark was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara Ann (Giauque) Rogers and we rejoice for his reunion with the love of his life. A Westerner at heart, he traveled much in his youth. He served in the Army at the end of the Korean War; received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology at Brigham Young University; a Master of Urban Planning at University of Washington, where he also worked towards a PhD. He then moved his family to Pittsburgh in 1963 intending to stay for a two-year project but never left. Clearly they fell in love with the city and everyone in it. Dad worked for 28 years as a professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He then “retired” to The National Flag Foundation serving as their director of educational programs and then acting executive director. Beloved by so many, it always amazed us kids that anywhere we went in the country we would always find someone that knew Dad. His reach was unfathomable. We are touched by the many people that he touched and the stories that are coming our way from his many, many, many personal, professional and church contacts. Throughout his extensive career, he held many civic positions. He served his church and state with equal vigor. He held many leadership callings with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Above all of this, what Clark is most known for was his easy going, intensely caring, openhearted personality, most evident in his profound devotion and diligent care for his wife and family. Clark is survived by his five children, Debra Biernesser, Chippewa, (Tom, deceased), Carlyn Johnson, Hudson, Ohio (Keith), Scott, Economy, (Sheila), Mike, Economy, (Marcella) and Suzanne Moulton, Park City, Utah (David); his younger brother, Chet Dowling, Marble Falls, Texas (Sondra); 23 grandchildren, David Biernesser (Candice), Melissa Owens (Eric), Amanda Glenn (Brad), Laura Jensen (Steve), Ryan Johnson, Matthew Biernesser (Courtney), Brandon Rogers, Aaron Johnson (fiancee Elaina Hill), Devin Rogers, Adam Johnson, Elise Moulton, Cindy Biernesser, Emma Moulton, Shaye Rogers, Ethan Moulton, Cameron Rogers, Elizabeth Moulton, Sedona Rogers, Nate Biernesser, Brylee Rogers, Halie Rogers, Evan Moulton and Colton Rogers; and seven-and-a-half great-grandchildren, Scott Owens, Lance Owens, Briauna Owens, twins Jocelyn and Jessica Owens, Lila Jensen, baby boy Jensen due in November and Jane Glenn. The family will receive visitors from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2771 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066, with memorial at 2:15 p.m. at Sylvania Hills Cemetery in Rochester. Online condolences can be posted at www.devlinfuneralhome.com. With Clark’s longtime passion and dedication to the The National Flag Foundation, the family is encouraging donations in lieu of flowers for the promotion of patriotism and furtherance of education in flag history. www.americanflagfoundation.org.

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  • Jim & Karen Wordsworth

    We are sorry for your loss and send our love to you. May God bless your family and be with your Dad as he joins your Mom in eternal life together.

  • Melissa Neibar-Root

    The world has lost a wonderful man, but heaven has gained a giant! Bishop Rogers influenced so many and he will be greatly missed, not only by his family, but by the church in general. He was my friend, and he made me a better person. I couldn’t help but smile when he was around. His hugs were the best! I will miss him. I love you Bishop Rogers!

  • Ed & Jan Gannon

    I will never forget the mail you sent
    to me when you were in the Army.
    The mailman asked if I was someone’s “Kissin” Cousin” as that is how you addressed your letters to me. I will miss you. I only
    regret not getting to meet all of Clark’s wonderful family. We love
    you all. Kissin’ Cousin Jan xoxo

  • Lucy MacIlvaine

    What a fine godly man! He was an enthusiastic patriot and very helpful to the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in promoting patriotism through his work with the National Flag Foundation.

 

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