Gary W. Rogers

March 23, 2024
Rogers, Gary, Photo In Yankees Shirt
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Seneca Falls- Gary W. Rogers, 74, passed away Thursday morning (March 21, 2024) in his home.

          Friends may call Saturday (March 30th) from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Little Church Cemetery, Hall, NY.

          Gary’s family encourages people who attend his services to wear clothing representing their favorite sports teams; but asks that they refrain from Red Sox or Steelers attire.

          Gary was born December 14, 1949 in Penn Yan.  Other than when he traveled while in the Army, he spent his whole life in the Finger Lakes region. He was the son of the late Warren and Sylvia McCann Rogers.

         Everyone living or passing through this area knew Gary, even if they didn’t know who he was.  He was the guy riding his bicycle almost every day, with sweatpants on and no shirt when it was hot out. He managed to log over 150,000 miles on his bike over the course of his life and averaged a minimum of at least 3000 a year for the past 40+ years.

          Gary loved all things sports related. Most of his time not spent on his bicycle was spent watching or reading about sports. He was a die-hard Yankees, Browns and Bruins fan. He loved Notre Dame football, UCLA basketball and followed Syracuse for all their sports teams. He loved sports so much that he also followed the local high school sports teams. Whatever time remained in the day was spent reading, exercising, watching his favorite shows or listening to music; and sometimes he’d be doing many of those things at the same time.

          Gary lived life to the fullest. If you saw him out at the bar, you’d think he was Norm from Cheers, the way people sang his name when he walked in. He was the star of the local, unaired, hit show “Everybody Loves Gary”, and he will be dearly missed.

          Gary is survived by his two sons, Scott and Brian Rogers; one brother, Alan “Buck” (Faith) Rogers of Waterloo; nephew, Chris Rogers of Geneva; nephew, Matthew Rogers of West Virginia; nephew, Jason Rogers of Waterloo; nephew, Seth Rogers of Los Angeles; niece, Brooke Colburn of Marion; grandson, Devin Rogers; granddaughter, Julia Rogers; and several cousins.

          Gary was predeceased by four siblings, John and Mark Rogers, Linda Wall and Lori DePillo.

          Please visit to send a condolence to the Rogers family.



Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Saturday, March 30, 2024
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Kenneth J Perkins Funeral Home
Main Street, Gorham
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Funeral Service

Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Saturday, March 30, 2024
11:00 AM
Kenneth J Perkins Funeral Home
Main Street, Gorham
Get Directions


Faith Rogers from Waterloo NY on Mar. 24, 2024

Rest In Peace. I knew you as my quiet but kind brother-in-law. Thank you for welcoming me into your life and family. I will forever remember you on your bike. May God hold you in his arms in heaven and let you ride forever on his streets of gold.

Gwen (Spence) Chamberlain from Dundee NY on Mar. 24, 2024

Gary has the most beautiful smile. I am so sorry his family will only be able to see it in their memories and photos. A couple of years ago my family was looking for seats along the third baseline at a Geneva baseball game. There was one man sitting on the top row, all alone. As we climbed the bleachers looking for places where the youngsters wouldn't be a distraction for other spectators, I noticed it was Gary. We sat with him through the game, and as the four kids chased homers, Gary and I had a very nice visit.

Chuck Maleski from Seneca Falls NY on Mar. 26, 2024

Very sorry to hear about Gary. Great guy and he will be missed. Sundays and Browns games won’t be the same without you and I will miss waving to you whenever I saw you riding your bike. Rest easy friend

Steve Cooley from Seneca falls, ny on Mar. 27, 2024

Scott and Family, I'm so sad to hear of Gary's passing...he was a great friend, 1st baseman and just a great guy. So much fun to be around.

Tammy Zona from Penn Yan on Mar. 29, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about Gary. Knew him when I lived in Seneca Falls. Always on his bike. What a great guy! He will be missed!!

David Ansley from Fernandina Beach, FL on Mar. 29, 2024

Gary had a terrific memory. As a kid, he memorized all the license plates of our cars and farm trucks. Amazing.

Karen Fisher from Geneva on Mar. 29, 2024

Am very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. The Alcock family remembers him well. A very good friend. Our condolences go out to All his family.

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