Life Story: Robert Rogus, 75; Air Force Veteran

Robert Rogus passed away April 29 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York with his family at his side. He was 75 years old.

Mr. Rogus was born in Chicago , Illinois. He graduated from University of Illinois with a bachelor of science in business administration.

He lived also lived in Philadelphia, Morristown and Basking Ridge before moving to Somerset in 2004.

He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy in South Bound Brook. He retired in 1999 as Vice President of Sales of Vestcom. He was also employed by Automatic Data Processing in Chicago , Philadelphia, and New Jersey. After he retired from Vestcom he had his own consulting business for a number of years.

Mr. Rogus served our country faithfully in the United States Air Force.

He loved traveling with his wife Lenore . They would frequent Puerto Vallarta and Europe and also enjoyed cruising. He loved spending time with his children and their families.

He volunteered as a mentor to the incarcerated. He also volunteered at Lyons VA Hospital in Bedminster. He enjoyed mentoring many sales people that worked for him. He was a loyal Chicago Cubs fan.

He was predeceased by his parents Anna and John Rogus and a sister Kathy Thompson.

Mr. Rogus is survived by his wife of 44 years , Lenore Rogus of Somerset; his two daughters, Jessica O’Connell and her husband Matthew of Ohio and Kimberly DeGobbi and her husband Stephen of Scotch Plains, and by his grandchildren, Ryan and Fiona O’Connell and Sam and Millie DeGobbi.

A funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. May 6 at Our Lady of Mercy, 122 High Street , South Bound Brook. Arrangements are under the direction of Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton St., Somerset.

Please consider a donation in Mr. Rogus’s name to the The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at


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