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Roger L.B. Moren
Roger L.B. Moren

August 9, 1937 - September 14, 2018
Born in Raymondville, Texas
Resided in East Amherst, New York
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Moren, Roger L.B.
September 14, 2018, age 81; beloved husband of 57 years to Patricia M. (nee Patrick) Moren; dearest father of Michael (Donna), Mark (Julie) and Marcy (Tom) Nero; devoted grandfather of James and Marie Moren, Amy, Allison and Liam Moren, Tommy, Vinny, Ashley and Lyndsey Nero; brother of the late Marlene Moren. The family will be present Saturday from 10 to 11 AM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Drive (corner Hopkins Road) where a Memorial Service will follow at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to WNYHeroes, Inc., "Pawsitive for Heroes", 8205 Main Street, Suite 1, Williamsville, NY 14221 Share condolences online at www.AMIGONE.com

Roger Lee Boyd Moren, a man who never met a stranger, passed away on September 14, 2018 at the age of 81 after a brief battle with cancer. Roger was born in Raymonville, Texas on August 9, 1937 to James Dean (Pete) Moren and Ruby Lee (nee Callaway) Moren, joining his older sister Marleen. During high school he played guard in football and participated in band and chorus. In fact, he would play the first half of the game, run and change into his band uniform, grab his drums, play the half-time show, and then play the second half of the game. He was even chosen to play in the Montana East-West Shrine Football Game after graduation. He also participated in the performing arts, including the lead role the operetta “The Heartless Troll.”

Roger graduated from Dawson County High School in Glendive, Montana in 1956, and entered the Army on July 10th, 1956 as Private E-2 in an artillery division as a sharpshooter and carbine expert. He also served as a general’s aide in Korea, and led a Boy Scout troop in Seoul during his time there. Roger earned an Honorable Discharge on March 5th, 1958, and was a member of the US Army Reserve until 1961. He then attended Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, where he first met his future wife, Patricia Patrick. He played center in football and earned his BA in Business and History from Southwestern in 1964.

Roger and Patricia were married September 16, 1961 in Liberal, Kansas in a quiet chapel wedding. Roger worked in food services at Southwestern while pursuing his degree. They began their life together and their family grew with the birth of their first son, Michael, in 1964. Roger’s employment in food services began with Howard Johnson’s, and then continued with Holiday Inn, and eventually Saga Foods. As they moved through the adventure of life, Mark was born in 1966 and then Marcy joined the family in 1967. They lived in Winfield, Kansas; Duluth, Minnesota; Topeka, Kansas; Macomb, Illinois; Atchison, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Camp Hill, Pennsylvania; and finally East Amherst, New York in 1979 as part of Service Systems, including food services at Darien Lake.

Roger decided to pursue his education degree at the age of 57, and worked at Father Baker’s School teaching Home and Careers from 1996 to 2006, when he retired. However, retirement was not really quiet, as he managed the food services at the Senior Center in Clarence and continued to substitute teach at the area BOCES and other schools. He loved teaching kids, especially about food and nutrition. He also enjoyed walking his dogs (with a pocket full of treats!) and visiting with his neighbors, having ice cream treats for the kids, shopping for and cooking food, and watching his children and grandchildren grow and thrive.

Roger is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Patricia M. (nee Patrick) Moren; children Michael (Donna), Mark (Julie) and Marcy (Tom) Nero; and loving grandchildren James and Marie Moren, Amy, Allison and Liam Moren, and Tommy, Vinny, Ashley, and Lyndsey Nero.

The family will be present Saturday from 10 to 11 AM at the (Amherst Chapel) Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive (corner Hopkins Road), where a Memorial Service will follow at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to WNY Heroes, Inc., "Pawsitive for Heroes", 8205 Main Street, Suite 1, Williamsville, NY 14221.

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Amherst Chapel
5200 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY US 14221
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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Amherst Chapel
5200 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY US 14221
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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WNY Heroes, Inc. "Pawsitive for Heroes"
8205 Main Street, Suite 1
Williamsville, New York 14221