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Roger Harold Scritchfield

WD8ITD SK19S6139 KPN 4592

KJO0577 Super Beetle

Roger, 74, passed on to the other side peacefully with family by his side after a long battle with a heart condition. He was born July 27, 1947, at St Thomas Hospital, Akron and raised in Norton. Graduating from Norton High School Class of 1967. Preceded in death by his parents Argel H. Scritchfield and Eloise (McMillan) Scritchfield, sisters Linda Carol, Ruby Laura (sb), brother Richard Keith (sb) and his 3 dogs Brownie, Fuzzball and Cleopatra.

Roger is survived by his daughters Lynda (Junior) Fury, Tami (Bryce) Kuhl, grandchildren Shayna Fury, Riley Kuhl, 3 ex-wives and so very many dear friends. After 50 years, he retired from the Operating Engineers, Local union 18. His greatest passion was owning 20 motorcycles and riding thousands of miles over his lifetime many of them around Lake Anna. A few of his adventures include riding to support Bikers for Boobs (13 years), other various Poker Runs, and most recently completing the Tail of the Dragon in Tennessee. Roger loved tinkering with projects, volunteering, Star Trek, his guns, watching movies, hunting, meeting new people and spending time with his family.

After high school Roger joined the US Navy from 1967 to 1973 where he was stationed on the USS America CVA 66, was a 3rd Class Aviation Boatswains mate and worked crash and salvage on deck. Later in life he spent 7 years in the civil air patrol Barberton squadron 1400. Became a Notary Public which lasted for 41 years. Instructed classes of NRA and ODNR Gun and Amo for Ohio CCW lasting 12 plus years.

Roger served 6 plus years as a fire fighter and paramedic for Franklin Township. While there he started a dive team, as he was a NAUI Scuba diver with 5 certifications threw PADI from 1964 to present.

As a Vietnam Vet himself, Roger volunteered for the Ohio Veterans Memorial Park in Clinton and was elected as the parks 2nd president. He enjoyed working, helping and just being out at the park on nice days.

Roger took great pride in riding his motorcycle and volunteering with the Patriot Guard escorting vets to their final resting place.

In 1989 Roger joined the Star Fleet International Star Trek Fan Association where he started the ships USS Arizona out of Canton, USS Ohio out of Barberton and USS Excalibur out of Dover, Ohio. Has been the Region One Chief of Shuttle Operations for 21 years and in 2011 was awarded the rank of 4-star Admiral for contributions to the organization for the 30+ years he has participated.

Roger wished to tell everyone, ” live your life to the fullest because the dream you dream alone is only a dream – the dream you dream together is reality- reality is for those that cant handle star trek.” live long and prosper.

The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to, Shelby, the doctors and all the staff of Akron City Summa heart and lung floor and to Windsor House in Doylestown for their love, care and support of Roger and his family.

Roger’s friends and loved ones are welcome to join the family at a public memorial, where we will share favorite stories, laughter, tears, hugs and food in true Roger fashion.

Memorial of Life

Saturday May 14, 1-4 p.m., Ohio Veterans Memorial Park, 8005 S Cleveland Massillon Road, Clinton, OH 44216.

Tribute ride to final resting destination and service, Tuesday May 17, noon ride time, Silva Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W., Barberton, OH 44203.

Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery, Tuesday May 17, 12:45-1:15 service, 10175 Rawiga Road, Seville, OH 44273

In lieu of flowers please donate to Ohio Veterans Memorial Park (ovmp.org), American Red Cross (redcross.org), Bikers for Boobs info@akronbfb.com).

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