Rodgers, Paul W.
Ann Arbor, MI
Age 44, died Monday, July 8, 1996 from injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash in eastern Ohio. A long time Ann Arbor resident, Paul was the loving, devoted husband of Marlene (Cormack) Rodgers, and cherished father of Alison Joy Rodgers, age seven. He was born in Aurora, Colorado April 6, 1952 to Frances Brinkman and the late Paul E. Rodgers. He is survived by brothers, Kenneth and Randy; his grandmother, Mabel Wilson; his stepfather David Brinkman, many nieces, cousins, by parents-in-law, and two sisters-in-law. He was preceded in death by his sister, Tina Brinkman. Paul was a partner and Executive Vice President of Limno-Tech Incorporated (L.T.I.). He received his PHD from Clarkston University in Potsdam, NY and received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University. He was a preeminent Great Lakes scientist and was a nationally recognized expert on toxic substances in the environment. He was pivotal in shaping the growth and success of Limno-Tech. His loss will be mourned heavily by his professional colleagues and coworkers. He was also an involved participant in the local community. He served as founding president of the Oxbridge Neighborhood Association. He was also an active member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Ann Arbor. Paul generously donated his time and resources to many causes to which he passionately held dear. He was a compassionate man who not only had high ideals but lived them. He did this through his generous spirit, his love of family and friends, music, beauty and a playful sense of humor. Paul endured many struggles that perhaps would have dispirited others but these only added to his determination to not only create a better world for himself and those close to him but far beyond. In this he was successful. Many will greatly miss Paul and so grieve his loss. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on his behalf to Unitarian Universalist Charitable Service Committee. Envelopes will be available at Paul's Memorial Service to be held Saturday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ann Arbor, 1917 Washtenaw.