Brayton C. Rodgers, age 94, formerly of Oil City, passed gracefully on February 15th, surrounded by his family in McMurray Hills Manor, McMurray PA. He was a man of great faith and shared his kind spirit with all. He is survived by his loving children James Rodgers (Jane Fruechtel) and David Rodgers (Julie); grandchildren Megan Vickless (Chris) and Sarah Hamilton (Eric); and great grandchildren Everett & Millie Hamilton and Vickless twin great grandbabies arriving later this spring. He was preceded in death by his wife Lucille (Piercy) Rodgers and parents Harry and Mildred Rodgers. Brayton was born and raised in Plumer, PA and attended Oil City High School. He proudly served in the Army during WWII, and although he saw great devastation, he most often spoke of the homeless women and children he saw, and how he found ways to help them. He worked briefly at J&L Steel upon his return from the service, but shortly thereafter went to work at and retired from Mong’s Diary, making friends at practically every stop. After retirement he found a second home working at Thorne’s Market. During retirement he also served his community as a member and President of the Cranberry Lions Club, an experience and honor he cherished. Brayton was a longtime and active member of Seneca United Methodist Church. Remembrances and condolences are welcomed on the Leo J. Henney funeral home (Carnegie PA) website. www.Leohenneyfuneralhome.com. A memorial service will be scheduled and announced at a later date.
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