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John M. Rodgers

Sadly, John M. Rodgers of Bristol Borough was called to Heaven on Saturday, September 29, 2012. He passed away peacefully at this home. He was 84 years old. Born in Bristol Borough, he was son of the late John and Sarah (nee Lake) Rodgers. John lived his entire life in Bristol. The main theme of John's life was in providing service to others. In this role, he served as a Borough Councilman, President of Borough Council, Mayor of Bristol and as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives. In addition, he was on the Board of Directors of Lower Bucks Hospital and was involved in a number of community improvement efforts. During this time, he was an important force that led to the creation of Grundy Towers and the Senior Citizens Center in Bristol. He was a longtime member and past president of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, Michael Dougherty Division 1, Bristol. In his youth, he was an outstanding athlete in baseball, basketball and football and later was an avid golfer. His devotion to improve the town of Bristol continued into his retirement years when he served as president of the Executive Board for the Villas at Riverview.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Betty (nee Mendick) Rodgers, 1 brother, David Rodgers of Bristol and his last surviving cousins of his generation, Donald Singer and Maurice Harkins. Also surviving are his brother and sister-in-laws, June Kerkow (Larry), Evelyn Weidl (Joseph), Fay Mendick, Milton Mendick and James Mendick (Ruth) along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Saturday,October 6, 2012, 11:00am at St. Mark Church,Bristol Borough. Interment, St. Mark Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday morning 9-10:45am at the Wade Funeral Home, 1002 Radcliffe Street,Bristol Borough. In lieu of flowers, Mass Cards would be appreciated.


Wade Funeral Home, Bristol Borough