Milton L. Rogers, a retired Iroquois Central Schools administrator, died Friday (March 27, 1998) in Buffalo General Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 67.
Rogers was born in Olean, graduated from Richburg High School and earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Buffalo State College, where he was a member of Phi Delta Kappa educational fraternity.
He served in the Army during th Korean War.
He taught mathematics and science for several years in the Richburg schools before joining the Iroquois schools, where he taught and served in several administrative positions. He retired 12 years ago as principal of Elma Elementary School.
He served two terms as president of the Eastern Erie Unit of the Western Zone of the New York State Retired Teachers Association and was Western Zone historian at the time of his death. In retirement, he also was active in helping to shape state legislation affecting teachers.
Rogers served many years as president of the Marilla Library. He also was a member of the Alden Mennonite Church and was active in the church library.
He was a lover of the arts, especially classical music.
He and the former Marlene Hawks, whom he married in 1955, lived in Marilla for 30 years before moving to Corfu three years ago.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Milton L. Jr. of Douglasville, Ga., and John; a daughter, Elizabeth Bayba of Silver Creek; three sisters, Gail Hurlburt of Aurora, N.C., Myrna Burch of Scio and Lela Seibert of Camden, Del.; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Alden Mennonite Church, 923 Two Rod Road, Alden. Burial will be in Alden Union Cemetery.