John Rodgers April 28, 1949 - July 30, 2013

“He never walked, he ran,” recalls his mother, Norene. John was a lifelong resident of the Crescenta Cañada Valley, attending La Cañada High School.

John was a family man, a plumbing contractor and an outdoorsman. John was a 3rd generation plumber and owner of R.R. “Pat” Harris Plumbing, Inc. one of the longest running family-owned businesses in the Crescenta Cañada Valley. This was a legacy that John was very proud of.

John’s insistence on quality and pride in one’s work has left it’s touch on the Crescenta Cañada Valley in the form of his craftsmanship and his support of the community. “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right,” is a testament to his approach to work and life.

All who worked with John knew him as a hard worker who played equally hard. John’s love of fishing, building and flying model planes and gliders, hunting, shooting, camping and just being outdoors allowed him to touch and unite so many people as he enjoyed these passions. John held a special place in his heart for the Eastern Sierra and he shared his love and knowledge of its adventures with his family and friends. The Owens River will miss his stewardship for the land and we’ll all miss John’s silhouette against the setting sun, rod in hand, casting his fly.

John Marshall Rodgers’ battle with cancer mercifully ended on July 30, 2013 at the age of 64. He was surrounded by his loved ones. John is survived by his strong and loving bride of 34 years, Lynne, his Mom Norene, his sister Donna Tripp, his brothers Tom and Steven Rodgers, his children, Heather Fleming and Sean Rodgers, son-in-law Matt Fleming, and his grandsons Hudson, Merrick and Dominic Fleming. He was preceded in death by his father, Hueit “Rod” Rodgers, Jr.

John’s memorial will be August 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at La Canada Congregational Church (formerly known as the Church of the Lighted Window). 1200 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada, California 91011. Reception immediately following. In honor of John Rodgers, please consider a donation to Friends of the Inyo or the American Cancer Society. Let’s find a cure!

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