Charles Clanton Rogers

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Dear friends and family of our beloved Charles,
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband and father, Charles Rogers. Charles passed away peacefully in the early morning on Friday, April 1, 2016, in Arlington, VA.
Our family has been devastated by this loss but is grateful to have had such a loving and inspiring man in our lives. Charles was a teacher, scientist, artist, writer, musician, veteran, and humanist. Those who were lucky enough to know him will all agree that he was truly remarkable. He will live on everyday through the love, compassion, and gratitude which, because of him, each of us will pass on in our passions, work, and relationships.
To celebrate Charles’ life, we will be holding a memorial service in the future and hope you are able to join us then. Details of Charles’ funeral and memorial service are forthcoming and will be posted on his Facebook page and his website at
Charles devoted much of his life to advancing the field of medicine and caring for patients and their families in their time of need. He took great pride in his professional accomplishments. However, among his many personal interests, Charles was passionate about music and music education. To honor Charles’ memory, in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in honor of Dr. Charles Rogers to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids music education program:
Condolences to the family may be sent to:
The Rogers Family
3800 North Fairfax Drive
Apt. #1713
Arlington, VA 22203
In retirement, Charles took up blogging and social media as a second career. His Facebook page and international blog provided a forum for Charles to offer his thoughts on family, art, history, politics, and science to the world. He truly treasured the connections he made with his readers and loved being able to share his knowledge and experience with friends around the world. Charles’ online community was incredibly important to him and his interactions with people on Facebook and through his blog brought him such joy every day. Your friendship meant so much to him and our family would be honored if you’d like to share your memories, thoughts, and stories about Charles. Your thoughts and remembrances would be a wonderful gift to us as we honor and celebrate his life and will provide us with great joy for many years to come. You are welcome to post stories, thoughts etc., to his Facebook page or you can email your submissions directly to
Our family extends our deepest thanks for the friendship and care you showed Charles and the love you have shared with us.
With love,
The Rogers Family
(Eileen, Meghan, Evan, Steven, Jessica and Liz)

10 thoughts on “A message from the Rogers family

  1. susurrus says:

    I am so very sorry and moved to read this sad news. Charles was a remarkable human being and I will miss him – and reading his erudite, wide-ranging thoughts – more than I can say. His posts brought a touch of happiness to my in box and his enthusiasm was infectious. I will remember him with great affection as an example to all of us of a good life lived. My thoughts are with his wife, family and friends. (Sent with love from England)


  2. Our condolences to your family! May God give you comfort during this time of mourning.


  3. Dear Eileen, Meghan, Evan, Steven, Jessica and Liz,

    My heart is heavy for your loss. My deepest condolences to you all. Charles will be sorely missed here. He was one of the most compassionate human beings I’ve ever known. I, too, will remember him with great affection and admiration. WP won’t be the same without him. ❤



  4. M. L. Kappa says:

    So, so sad to hear this terrible news… All my condolences to family and friends. He will be much missed, even by those of us who only knew him through his blog. A very special man.


  5. blondieaka says:

    Such sad news, my heart goes out to his family of whom he was immensely proud which was very evident through his blog and how I knew him. R.I.P Charles you were a very special man ❤


  6. So sorry for your family’s loss. His blogging friends will also miss him. I always enjoyed reading his observations and listening to his music selections. He gave us something to think about.


  7. So sorry for your loss and my condolences to your family. I haven’t been following Charles for long, but from the few interactions, I found him to be a friendly and sweet person. His work were amazing. A special man. He will be missed in the blogosphere. May he rest in peace.


  8. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Words can not expressed how much we will miss him.

    “Doctor Charles” as the girls called him was a wonderful blogosphere mentor.

    This is an article the girls wrote about him:

    He was such a brilliant mind and a very special man!!
    May he R.I.P.



  9. MsBukky says:

    This sad news broke my heart. I was worried about his long silence and decided to check his page. Oh my God! He was a kind man who tirelessly encourages me. I am glad our paths crossed but sad I did not make to the State before his passing. May his beautiful and compassionate soul rest in peace. My deepest condolence to Eileen, Meghan, Evan, Steven, Jessica and Liz.


  10. Aquileana says:

    Rest in peace, my dear… All my best wishes to the family.


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