C. R. Perry Rodgers

Obituary of C. R. Perry Rodgers

C. R. Perry Rodgers, Jr. C. R. Perry Rodgers, Jr., of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, and Vero Beach, Florida, died peacefully at his home on August 4, 2015. Born in Baltimore to the late Christopher R. P. and Charlotte Hundley Rodgers, he is survived by his wife, Toni M. Tracy, two children from his first marriage, Mary Rodgers Boughey (Simon) of London and Christopher R. P. Rodgers III (Danyel) of Sudbury, Massachusetts. He is also survived by three beloved grandsons, Perry, Tyler, and Zack Rodgers, nine sisters and brothers, numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws, his former wife, Rosemary B. Rodgers, and a wide and wonderful circle of friends. A longtime resident of Princeton, New Jersey, he attended Princeton Country Day School, the South Kent School, and the University of Arizona before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps and serving proudly and honorably in Vietnam. He completed his undergraduate education at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and spent the bulk of his career in the insurance brokerage industry in Philadelphia and Manhattan, retiring from Crystal & Co. in 2009. After his retirement, he volunteered in a newly formed hospice unit of the VA Hospital in Lyons, New Jersey. Dedicated to the game of golf, he was a member of Pine Valley Golf Club, Springdale Golf Club in Princeton and Riomar Country Club and Quail Valley in Vero Beach. He was also a member of the United States Seniors Golf Association. A service in celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, August 11 at 11:00 am in the Miller Chapel of the Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory are suggested to the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia or to a charity that supports and honors military veterans.
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