Warren Jay Rodgers Jr.

(1950 - 2016)

Ten percent of any group does ninety percent of the work. Jay was always the ten percent. Logan Twp was graced with his energy for 43 years. He was Deputy Mayor, on Council, started Logan Basketball League, coached soccer, was a swim timer at Peachwood Swim Club, served on Logan Elementary School Board, was liaison for Logan at Kingsway Regional HS, and was Past President of Beckett Homeowners Association. In his spare time Jay coached the tennis team at Widener University and wore many hats at Living Hope Worship Center.
Jay graduated from Howard University and started his career as a Bank Examiner for the Federal Reserve. He later owned a company, Flexible Service a record storage and shredding firm.
His days started with coffee on the front porch and ended with a cold one as he greeted neighbors.
He was smitten by a girl named Sylvia Dunlap. Initially she wasn’t so impressed with him but he won her over with his gentlemanly ways. They celebrated 42 years married last August 11. They were blessed with a son, Steve (JoAnn) and daughter, Renee. He is survived by his brother, Byron , Mother in Law, Corine Dunlap, and was the best Pop Pop to Myles, Preston, Ava, and Hope. Jay was predeceased by parents, Warren and Geneva.
Come celebrate his life Saturday, from 9 a.m. at Living Hope Worship Center, Logan Twp where there will be a service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Fulton Bank of NJ for the Grandchildren Trust Fund, 22 Village Center Dr., Logan Twp., NJ 08085
Arrangements by Daley Life Celebration Studio.

17 thoughts on “Warren Jay Rodgers Jr.

  1. Jo Ann Johnson (Raymond)

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We hope and pray that you feel some peace in knowing how many lives Jay touched and enhanced because he cared and did so much for our youth and the entire community.

  2. Carin P.

    I had the pleasure of knowing Jay from work (Amazon). He was an incredibly hard worker and was always so sweet to everyone! We joked around all the time together and he was Always a great help! We will all miss him deeply. All my prayers and thoughts to the family and closest friends of his!

  3. Pam Segich

    People like Jay are few and far between!!!! What a great husband, father, grandfather and friend! He had such a dynamic outlook on life! He will never be forgotten!! Lots of hugs and prayers go out to his beautiful family!!

  4. Sharon McNamara

    Jay was certainly a great presence — always friendly. I would usually
    meet him in the Acme and chat a bit. He was truly “Logan Township”
    and will be missed. Sending prayers to his family during this difficult time.

  5. Debbie Masters

    I could never say enough good things about Jay. Such a kind, caring , thoughtful man. When you think Logan Township you think Jay. A friend to all. Prayers to Sylvia and family. He will be greatly missed. Thank you Jay for all you have done for our community.

  6. Michele Snyder

    Jay was one of a kind! Always having something nice to say to whoever he came in contact with! He was the heart & soul of Peachwood Pool and will be greatly missed by everyone! Always took the time to stop & chat! Logan Twp surely lost a legend here. May you Rest in Peace Jay! Thoughts & prayers for your family!!

  7. Jake Nocentino

    I’m only 16 but I’ve known Jay since I could start remembering things. Jay would always be at every meet everyday congratulating me after every race and giving me tips for next time. I’m gonna miss that after every race. My condolences go out to his family.

  8. Judge Sam & Mrs. Eileen DeSimone

    Dear Rodgers Family
    We were so sorry to hear of Jay’s passing. He was a wonderful friend and person. Our deepest sympathies to you all. Kindest regards.

  9. Mark Kehoe

    Dear Rodgers Family – I knew Jay from our many meetings involving the Kingsway Board of Education. He was a kind soul who gave the most for his community. I also have fond memories of playing tennis with Jay at the Peachwood Courts. He could always make you smile and laugh. He will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
    Mark Kehoe

  10. Lynne Randall and family

    My family and I are very saddened to hear of Jay’s passing. I remember talking to him at the Peachwood pool years ago, saying “hello” at Acme and seeing his kindness when he dropped food off from the township after my husband was diagnosed with Cancer years ago. I am very sorry for your loss, Sylvia and family and I went through the same loss 8 months ago. Take each day at a time and find comfort from those who loved him. This will help you get through the dark days ahead and give you and your family peace.

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