Robert Patrick Rogér, born May 21, 1942 of Harry J. and Mildred R. Rogér, was a Son, a Brother, a Husband, a Father, a Grandfather, a Fisherman, and a Physicist. He succumbed to ALS on November 22, 2020. Rob graduated from Jesuit High School in New Orleans (1960) and Loyola University in New Orleans (1964) and received the PhD degree in Physics from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA (1969). As Professor of Physics at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Rob taught Physics courses from freshman through graduate levels and conducted research in low temperature fluid dynamics for fifteen years. Because of his expertise in fluid dynamics, he transitioned to the aerospace industry in 1984, where he became a specialist in said field.
He was employed by Lockheed Missiles & Space Company and Teledyne Brown Engineering in Huntsville AL where he performed computations for NASA Marshal Space Flight Center and the U.S. Strategic Defense Command.
He retired in 2017 as a Principal Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory after a twenty year tenure there.
Rob is survived by his wife, Barbara, his two daughters, Yvette and Tina, his son, Robert Jr.; his brothers, Chuck and Harry, and his sisters, Lise and Anne; his grandsons, Nicholas, Benjamin, Sheridan, and Aaron, and his granddaughter, Sarah.
His Memorial proceedings will be held at Grace Funeral Home in Covington, Louisiana on Saturday, December 5th, with visitation beginning at 10am, prayer and life celebration service at 11am, and a light meal to follow.
An online guestbook is available at www.gracenorth