Lamar Douglas Rogers, Sr. passed away peacefully on February 28, 2023, at the age of 90 after a lengthy illness. Lamar was born in Stateline, Mississippi to the late Charley Rogers and Delphine Banks Rogers Powe. He was the youngest of nine children, with five brothers, and three sisters. He was educated in the Buckatunna school district. His childhood in Stateline instilled a lifelong passion for fishing and boating, and he loved to speak about it with anyone who would listen. Lamar was a very friendly person who made friends wherever he went. He also loved to work on cars, which netted him a few jobs with car dealerships. Lamar moved from Mississippi to Pittsburgh with his brother Lewis and his wife Beanner and sister Bessie and her husband Joseph. He then enlisted in the United States Army Where he served in the Korean war. Soon after his discharge from the service he married Dolores Armstrong Rogers and from that union, eight children were born. Lamar was one of the first African American bus drivers hired; he was soon elevated as one of the first black Route Foreman Supervisors for the Port Authority. He worked there for 32 years and then retired. Lamar loved his family very much. He loved to go on family trips when the kids were young back to his hometown. Because of Lamar’s enthusiasm for fishing, he passed his love for the sport down to some of his children and grandchildren. Lamar was a very handsome dresser; He loved to wear his many hats that complimented his outfits. When not dressing up in his suits he would be seen wearing his trademark sweatsuits as they were comfortable for him. Lamar loved to watch football and started watching golf before his passing, but his favorite was westerns and CSI. He was preceded in death by his second wife Cora Rogers, parents Charley Rogers and Delphine Rogers Powe, siblings Lu Ella Jordan, Lonous "Bud" Rogers, Louise McCann, Bessie Rosser, Boykin L "Sonny" Rogers, Eddie Lee Rogers and James Willis Rogers and grandson Jeremiah Hall Jr . He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children Esther Thomas, Deborah Rogers of Pittsburgh, Miriam Banks (William) of Avonmore, Pa. Johanna Woodard (Mitch) of Stuart’s Draft Va., Mary Bryant (Alvin), Micah Rogers of Pittsburgh, Lamar Rogers Jr. (Martha) of Jacksonville Fl., and James Rogers of Pittsburgh, his only surviving sibling Rev. Lewis Rogers of Pittsburgh Pa, 20 grandchildren, 42 great grands 6 great-great grands and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. He also leaves to cherish his memory, his former wife, his children's mother, and friend Dolores Rogers.
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