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AUG. 25, 1929 -- NOV. 27, 2004

Charles Wyatt Rogers of the hamlet of Town Line, a retired U.S. Postal Service supervisor, died Saturday in Greenfield Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lancaster, where he had been a resident for three years. He was 75.

Born in Birmingham, Ala., he served in the Army Air Forces from 1946 to 1949. He was stationed in Panama and attained the rank of corporal.

Mr. Rogers began working for the Postal Service in Birmingham in 1951 and transferred to Buffalo in 1956. For several years, he worked on the mail trains between Buffalo and Chicago. Later, he became operations manager for the mail facility at the Buffalo airport. He was an Express Mail coordinator when he retired in 1988.

He was a member of the National Association of Postal Supervisors and the Kiwanis Club. He also was a retired Town Line Fire Department volunteer.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Mary DeVito; a son, Daniel H. of Dandridge, Tenn.; four daughters, Vicki R. DeRue of Pittsford, Rebecca R. Reeder of Williamsville, Catherine L. Stegmaier of Highland, Mich., and Laura Jean Shipley of Rochester; two brothers, Tom of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Patrick of Villa Park, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Sandridge Road, Alden. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


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