Born November 17, 1954
Heaven Sent February 2, 2012

Born into Eternal Life on February 2, 2012 at age 57. Beloved father of Kimberly Acompanado, Erin (Corey) Quinnell, and Natalie Gross. Proud grandfather of Alexsander, Nicholas, Georgia, and Kennady. Dear brother of Diana (Richard) Wenger, Janice (Lee) Newman, and Rodney (Connie) Gross. Also loved by other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Roger (using the form below). All donations will go towards finding a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the disease that took the life of Kennady, Roger's granddaughter for whom this website was created.

SMA Research Links:
Dr. Kaspar Gene Therapy Research Program - Research program all donations will be contributed to.
Nature Biotech Vol 27 Issue 1 - An article on the research being funded.
Research News from OSU - An article about Ohio State University's SMA research.

Poem based on "Together Again" by Unknown

A reunion occurred in Heaven this week
Of the sweetest and most joyful kind
As Dad's spirit moved beyond this  earth
Released from his mortal life

And what a reunion it must have been!
A joy beyond our conceiving
When Dad met Kennady in heaven
Ending months of dignified grieving

And we are certain Dad is still holding Kennady
While she cherishes each moment by his side
And they're experiencing the joy of being together again
Catching up on the time they were denied

We are confident they are also looking over us
Hoping this happiness will lessen our pain
As we contemplate the joy that they finally feel
Now that they are together again

And though we'll miss them terribly
And will long for them with deepest grief
We are reminded that love is more powerful than death
And this knowledge gives us comfort and peace

We can still feel their love surround us
Giving us a desire to continue on
To try our best to live our lives well
In the ways they would have done

For we know this isn't the only reunion
Someday we'll be called back to be with them
For life can lead us to greater happiness
When we all meet in heaven again.