His greatest joy was being with his family. He was proud of his three children and adored his eight grandchildren. His interests included hunting, fishing and western movies.
He was a long time employee of the River Terminal Railroad, alongside many family members.
Roger was preceded in death by the love of his life, Jill Staufer.
He is survived by children, Nicholas (Jill) Ford, Mark (Kelly) Ford, and Jane Staufer; grandchildren, Nicholas, Emma, Morgan, Abigail, Brooklynn, Owen, Jack, and Max; parents, William and Wilma Ford; siblings, Douglas (Margaret), Wanda (Paul) Header, and Penny (Kevin) Day.
Funeral service will be held at 3 P.M., Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Cox Funeral Home, 1376 High St., Wadsworth, with calling hours from 1 until 3 P.M. Mark Campo will officiate the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jane Staufer.