Michael J. Rogers, 49, brother of Nutley Police Sergeant Steven Rogers, died Dec. 21 at Community Medical Center, Toms River. He was buried Dec. 24 at the Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Fort Dix, after receiving full military honors at a base chapel service.
Mr. Rogers was born in New York City graduated from Belleville High School in 1972 and lived in Nutley for several years before moving to Seaside Heights. He served in a Marine combat infantry division during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Rogers was vice commander of American Legion Post 351 in Seaside Heights an served in numerous organizations committed to bringing care and comfort to U.S. veterans worldwide.
Surviving are his mother, Anna; brother Steven; sister Madeline Perrone and two daughters, Anne and Laura.
Sgt. Steven Roger's son, Steven, a lance corporal in the Marines, presented the casket's flag to Mr. Roger's daughters.
Source: The Nutley Sun, January 8, 2004