May 21, 1942-Nov. 22, 2020

Robert Patrick Rogér, born May 21, 1942, of Harry J. and Mildred R. Rogér, was a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, fisherman and a physicist.

He succumbed to ALS Nov. 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 (1969).  As Professor of Physics at Northwestern State University, Rob taught Physics courses from freshman through graduate levels and conducted research in low temperature fluid dynamics for 15 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, Ala., 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 20-year tenure there.

Rob is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Yvette and Tina; son, Robert Jr.; brothers, Chuck and Harry; sisters, Lise and Anne; grandsons, Nicholas, Benjamin, Sheridan, and Aaron; and granddaughter, Sarah.

His memorial proceedings will be at Grace Funeral Home in Covington Saturday, Dec. 5, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m., prayer and life celebration service at 11 a.m. and a light meal to follow.

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