The Life of Thomas M Rogenski
THOMAS M. ROGENSKI POLAND - Thomas M. Rogenski, 75, died Jan. 24, 2011, at Caprice Health Center. Mr. Rogenski was born Dec. 1, 1935, in Youngstown, a son of Walter and Elizabeth Shimpf Rogenski. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. Mr. Rogenski enjoyed walking, golf, practicing his putting, basketball, and was an animal lover. His wife, the former Leah B. Hammers, whom he married June 9, 1962, died Sept. 14, 1982. He is survived by his daughter, Leah Hicks of Struthers; two sons, Michael (Tammy) Rogenski Sr. of Poland, with whom he resided, and Andrew Rogenski of Struthers; seven grandchildren, Michael (Amanda) Rogenski Jr. of New Middletown, Chad (Jeana) Rogenski of Poland, Cammy Rogenski of Poland, Tara (Dave Terlecki) Hicks of Youngstown, Timothy Hicks of Struthers, Andrea Rogenski of Youngstown and April Mitchell of Struthers; and six great-grandchildren, Michael III and Regan Rogenski, Jason and Amyiah Rogenski, Aidan Terlecki and Charlie Jenkins III. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Steven Memmer and Jessica Rogenski; brother, Walter Rogenski; and three sisters, Ethel Szelazek, Elizabeth D’Amico and Rose Drozda. A prayer service will be held Thursday at 9:15 a.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Church. Interment will follow at Green Haven Memorial Gardens in Canfield. Family and friends will be received Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family requests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions in Mr. Rogenski’s name to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20006.