Passing Of John Rogers

Dear Alums,

It is with sadness that I relay the news of John Roger’s death on January 29, 2019. John was a 1961 graduate of our program, and he practiced in Seattle, Bellevue, and Redmond. He was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed many hobbies, including photography and dancing. Unfortunately, I did not receive information about his memorial until today.

We extend our deepest condolences to John’s family.


Greg Huang

Chair – Department of Orthodontics
UW School of Dentistry

Dr. John R. Rogers DDS
12/21/1919 – 1/29/2019

Graduate Queen Anne High School, Class of 1938.
Coast Guard Academy, Class of 1944.
Served in the North Atlantic during World War 2 as Captain of Sub Chaser 527.
Attended University of Washington prior to the Coast Guard Academy.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwest University Dental School in 1951.
Earned a Degree of Orthodontics from the University of Washington in 1961.

He practiced dentistry and orthodontics in Seattle, Bellevue, and Redmond for almost 50 years. He was an avid skier, bicyclist, hiker, backpacker, Eagle Scout,accomplished dancer, an artist, a talented photographer, inventor, avid fly fisherman and expert fly tier. He played soccer and boxed at the Coast Guard Academy, and loved to cook and read books.

A devoted husband and father, a good friend and inspiration to all.
Born 12/21/1919 to John Edwin and Florence Rogers.
Married 6/2/1962 to Laura Tillman
They had 3 children; Brad Rogers (Susan), Scott Rogers (Tricia), and Kati Arpin (Art), and 4 grandchildren.