In Memory

Walter Rogus

Walter F. Rogus, Jr., 63, of Wallingford, passed away unexpectedly January 15, 2021 at his home.

He was born in Meriden on February 16, 1957, a son of the late Walter and Marylin (Gullen) Rogus. He was a life-long resident of Wallingford.

Walter graduated from Mark T. Sheehan High School and served as a security guard for Charter Oak Security for many years.

Walter loved the world and strength of Science. His favorites were Earth Science, Astronomy and Microbiology. He would dive into any science book he could find to satisfy his thirst for knowledge. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his younger years. He had the natural talent and ability to work with his hands, if it was putting together a model rocket, a model car or working on the mechanics of an actual automobile. Walter had many friends and was known for his gentle and kind personality even with the challenges he was dealt through life. He was one to recognize that we all are capable of making mistakes and that gentleness and compassion would be the best response to any situation.

He is survived by his beloved daughter, Rose M. Rogus and her husband, Les Reynolds, of Enfield; his sisters, Dianne R. Shackett and her husband, Ned, and Susan R. Gagliardi and her husband, John, all of Wallingford; his brother, Thomas Rogus of Florida; his nieces and nephews, Vanessa Diaz-Valencia and her husband, Sergio, Dr. Melanie Brennan and her husband Kyle, John Gagliardi, Jr. and his wife Lauren, Matthew Gagliardi and his wife Kelsey, Adam Shackett and his wife Alicia, Timothy Gagliardi and his wife Danielle, Rachel Rogus and Alison Rogus; two great nieces and 5 great nephews; several cousins and two Aunts; his best friend Russ Charest and good friend and neighbor Fred Tondalo; and his cherished dog, Pele'. He was predeceased by his son, Luke F. Rogus, his brother, Richard R. Rogus and nephew, Colin R. Rogus.