Roger L. Mentzer, age 76, of Canal Winchester and formerly of Newark, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Winchester Care and Rehabilitation in Canal Winchester after a short illness.
He was born July 15, 1942 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Herman A. and Clara E. (Roder) Mentzer.
Roger enjoyed collecting records and listening to music from the 1960’s and 70’s. He was also a devoted animal lover. He was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and collected all types of teddy bears. Roger was a private man, who was always reaching out to others in their time of need.
Roger is survived by his close friend, Diana L. Cary of Canal Winchester; friends, Steve Burch and Jamie Burch; a brother; a niece; numerous friends at David’s Way at Canal Village; his many friends from his 1960 Watkins Memorial High School graduating class; and special feline friend, Ezra.
A private graveside burial will take place in Pataskala Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Roger’s name to the American Heart Association, 5455 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark, is assisting the Mentzer family with arrangements.
Sorry to hear of Roger's passing. We were graduates of the 1962 class of Watkins Memorial High School. I didn't know him
well, but I was glad he came to our 50th reunion. My sympathy to his family and friends.
Also a 1962 classmate. Roger was a gentle man, quiet and kind. We have much to learn from his time with us. My sympathy to his friends and family.
Sorry to hear of Roger's passing. I graduated with him in 1962 from Watkins Memorial High School. My sympathy to his family and friends.
A man of peace and kindness and such an honor to have known. I thank God for having the opportunity really get to know him for he was a "pearl of great price" and our friendship I will never forget.