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Roger Brett Vavrosky

August 29, 1944 - January 28, 2015

U.S. Veteran

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial took place at Lewis Cemetery in Sweet Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Roger’s name to a charity of your choice.

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Roger Vavrosky, 70, of Albany, Oregon passed away Wednesday, January 28, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis following a stroke. His family was by his side. He was born in Portland to James George and Ruth Mary (O’Brien) Vavrosky and moved to Sweet Home in 1954.

Roger graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1963, and earned his PhD in political science from the University of Oregon. He was an avid Duck fan!!

He served four years in the U.S. Army, two of them in Vietnam, and was in the National Guard for 14 years.

Roger worked as a purchasing agent for the State of Oregon Workers Compensation Board and was a substitute teacher for many years, retiring in 2007. A big joy for him was officiating football, baseball, softball, basketball, and volleyball thru the Corvallis Association.

He is survived by: son Nicholas of Albany; brothers Ron Vavrosky and his wife, Darlene, of Sweet Home and Mike Vavrosky and his wife, Linda, of Juliaetta, Idaho; sisters Roberta Kruesi of Corvallis, Sherrie Frank and her husband, Michael, of Philomath; stepmother Frances Graf of Lewiston, Idaho; numerous nieces and nephews; and good friend Steve Knox.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ruth Vavrosky.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial took place at Lewis Cemetery in Sweet Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Roger’s name to a charity of your choice.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.