George Rodgers Obituary

George C. Rodgers
George C. Rodgers

April 19, 1956 - October 8, 2017
Born in Buffalo, New York
Resided in East Amherst, New York
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Rodgers, George C.
October 8, 2017; beloved husband of Laura (nee Leone) Rodgers; beloved son of Nancy Rose Anchor and the late Francis Leo Rodgers; dearest brother of Rosanne (Raymond) Elder, Therese (Ronald Ochenrider), Paul (Melinda) and the late F. Leo (survived by Arlene) Rodgers; son-in-law of Anthony M. and Rosemarie Leone; brother-in-law of Susan (Stephen) Rinaldo; also survived by nieces, nephews and their families;. The family will be present Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Drive (corner Hopkins Road) where prayers will be offered on Friday at 8 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 8:45 AM from St. Gregory the Great Church. Share condolences online at
Buffalo News Obituary
April 19, 1956 - Oct. 8, 2017

George C. Rodgers, of East Amherst, president of the former Rodgers Welding Supply, died unexpectedly Sunday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst. He was 61.

Born in Buffalo, he was a 1974 graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and was to be inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame next month with the 1972-73 basketball team.

After attending Erie Community College, he joined Rodgers Welding Supply, a company founded by his grandfather in 1940.

Mr. Rodgers retired as president when the company was sold in 2008.

He was a member of the American Welding Society, the National Welding Society and the National Welding Supply Association.

An avid golfer, Mr. Rodgers played junior golf at Transit Valley Country Club and was a member at Bridgewater Country Club and Cherry Hill Country Club.

He was a Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres season ticket holder. A devoted fan of the Tragically Hip, he saw the band in concert more than 100 times.

Mr. Rodgers maintained a summer home in Point Abino, Ont.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, the former Laura Leone; his mother, Nancy Rose Anchor; a brother, Paul; and two sisters, Rosanne Elder and Therese.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 8:45 a.m. Friday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 200 St. Gregory Court, Amherst.





Amherst Chapel
5200 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY US 14221
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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St. Gregory the Great Church
200 St. Gregory Court
Williamsville, NY US 14221-2634
Friday, October 13, 2017
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Mount Calvary Cemetery
800 Pine Ridge Heritage
Buffalo, NY US 14225
Friday, October 13, 2017