Roger R. Park
Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all... Roger R. Park, 85, of Nichols, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, passed away on Wednesday morning, November 14, 2012 at his home. Roger is survived by his wife, Janice, of 64 years; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Dennis Wilson of Harpursville; granddaughters, Dawn and Curtis Salzman, Tricia and Michael Jewson; great-grandchildren, Craig and Brett Salzman, Danielle and Eric Jewson, all of Binghamton. A lifelong resident of Nichols, Roger was born on December 6, 1926, the son of the late Bert and Bessie (Rogers) Park. He was a graduate of Nichols High School Class of 1945. On August 15, 1948 he married Janice Wood and together they shared many beautiful sunrises and sunsets and trips to all 50 states. Roger was a retired machinist for Ingersoll Rand. Family, home, friends and traveling were some of his favorite pasttimes. In addition, he also helped with building houses. As a master woodworker, he loved creating scroll saw art and displaying at the Sayre Farmers Market and craft shows in Floirda. Roger fished all his life with his dad as he was growing up. He and Jan enjoyed going to his daughter and son-in-law's cottage at Canadrago Lake to help rebuild their cottage. He always found time to go out on their pontoon boat to fish. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Friday, November 16th from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Roger's life will be held on Saturday, November 17th at 2 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jon Austin officiating. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org) or the Crohn's & Colits Foundation (ccfa.org) in loving memory of Roger F. Park.