Harry A. Rogers, 51

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PORTLAND — Harry Albert Rogers, 51, died peacefully July 14 in the arms of his adoring wife and surrounded by his loving family at Maine Medical Center.

Born in Quantico, Va., on Oct. 18, 1959, he was a son of enlisted Marine Harry Rogers and Dorothy Rogers.

In 1977 he graduated from Deering High School and took courses at Portland Regional Vocational technical school.

For more than 30 years he worked in the food service industry as a bartender and manager at numerous places including the Lakewood Inn, the Wonder Bar, Mangino’s of Falmouth and most recently, Amato’s in South Portland.

In 1999 he met Jennifer Adams Rogers at Mangino’s in Falmouth. They were married on Oct. 2, 2005.

His hobbies included fishing, hunting, hiking, kayaking, skiing and snowmobiling. He adored spending time with children, especially his many nieces and nephews, and loved dogs. He was always very curious, full of energy and had a great love for life.

He was predeceased by his mother Dorothy Rogers, his brother Martin Rogers and his sister Karen Walker.

Surviving are his wife, Jennifer Adams Rogers; his father, Harry W. Rogers of Portland; in-laws Robert and Camilla Adams of Freeport; sisters Nancy Griffin of Portland and Cynthia Veilleux and her husband Wallace of Greene; brother Andrew Rogers and his wife Mizpah of Portland; sister-in-law Angelina Adams and boyfriend Robert Lilly of Freeport; 16 nieces and nephews; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.

A celebration of his life was held July 23.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Lung Association National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004 or online at www.lungusa.org.

Arrangements are by Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland.

To offer words of condolence, sign a guest book and share memories, visit the obituary page at independentdeathcare.com.

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