Wayne Patrick Rogers

  • Wednesday September 24, 2014
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May 27, 1959 �" August 29, 2014

Wayne Patrick Rogers, a longtime resident of San Francisco, passed away August 29, 2014 after a long battle with leukemia. Raised in the East Bay, Wayne attended Clayton Valley High School; he went on to Stanford University, where he studied aerospace engineering. Wayne worked in the aerospace industry in Los Angeles and San Francisco, including 22 years at Space Systems/Loral in Palo Alto.

Wayne was a lifelong swimmer. He was a member of the SF Tsunami swim team and its synchronized swimming squad. Wayne attended almost every Gay Games and International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics competition, receiving medals at all of them.

Wayne was also a talented violin player. In his teens, he was a member of the Oakland Youth Orchestra. Recently he performed with BARS, Redwood Symphony, and Symphony Parnassus. He also was a dedicated member of a local chamber music quartet.

Wayne and his husband, Frank Wild, were avid travelers; they maintain a second home in Berlin, Germany.

In addition to Frank (and their beloved dog, Stella), Wayne is survived by his parents, James and Elfriede Rogers of Concord, California; three brothers; six nieces and nephews; and an enormous group of friends.

A private celebration of Wayne's life will be held in October.

Donate to Music in Schools Today in Wayne's honor. http://musicinschoolstoday.org/wayne-rogers