November 19, 1937 - July 9, 2021
Roger Frederic Viers, 83, passed away July 9, 2021 in Gahanna, Ohio. He was born November 19, 1937 in Akron, Ohio to the late Hazel Louise (Payne) and Glenn Raymond Viers. After serving in the U.S. Army as a lieutenant, he went on to complete his undergraduate work at The University of Akron and later earned a master's degree in Educational Psychology from Kent State University. While at Kent State he met and later married his first wife, Norma Jean (Weil) who proceeded him in death in 2008. A lifelong educator, Roger began his career as a math teacher in Cleveland, followed by positions as school counselor, principal and finally superintendent in New Philadelphia. In 1981, Roger transitioned to the role of superintendent for the Gahanna-Lincoln School District. Shortly after moving to Gahanna, Roger was introduced to Rotary International which was an instant fit. The motto "Service Above Self" rang true in all areas of Roger's life. He served as President of the Gahanna Rotary Club (1994-1995) as well as District Governor for Rotary International District 6690 (2000-2001). He became passionate about the Rotary youth exchange and fulfilled the role of country contact for the Ohio-Erie Youth exchange with Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the Philippines. Roger is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Sue Pyle-Viers; sons, Dr. James (Amanda Orders) Viers and Joseph (Michelle) Viers; grandchildren, Tyler, Austin, Bob (Mirella), Jim, Glenn, Niki, Mame, and David; great-grandchildren, Adelaida, Michael, Mariana and Liriola; stepsons, Shane (Angie) Pyle and Eric (Chris) Pyle; step-grandchildren, James (Ashly), Jennifer, Hannah, Sophia, Cassie, Tasha, Katie, Jackson and Reagan; step-great-grandchildren, Noah and Hailee; brothers, Robert (Janie) and John (Pam); extended family and friends including numerous exchange students. Calling Hours will be held Sunday, July 18 from 1-3pm at Schoedinger Northeast, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd. in Gahanna. Funeral services for family and close friends at 5pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Roger F. Viers Scholarship Fund in care of Gahanna Rotary, PO Box 30786, Gahanna, OH 43230. Private interment will take place in Mifflin Twp. Cemetery. Services entrusted to SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST. Visit www. schoedinger.com to share memories or to extend condolences.
Roger Frederic Viers, 83, passed away July 9, 2021 in Gahanna, Ohio. He was born November 19, 1937 in Akron, Ohio to the late Hazel Louise (Payne) and Glenn Raymond Viers. After serving in the U.S. Army as a lieutenant, he went on to complete... View Obituary & Service Information
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