Probably the toughest post I've ever done.
I just got off the phone with Roger's daughter, Dee Dee, and she confirmed the rumor I heard earlier today that Roger had passed away sometime last week. His friends brokle down the door after not getting any returns of their phone calls and found his body. When and how he passed is not know nor does it matter much.
My mentor, my friend, my boss and much more than I can put down in words right now. Knew him almost my whole life, my mom grew up with him. His shop, and his dads before that, were right down the street from where I grew up.
Sad focking day for sure, and for me, the end of an era.
Dee Dee said a memorial will be held as soon as she can sort things out and I'll post the info here for anyone that might like to go.