HOWLAND - David T. Rodgers, 55, of Howland, died unexpectedly at 4:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, in the emergency room at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, following surgery.
He was born July 8, 1955, in Warren, the son of the late Harry and Arlene Schick Rodgers Sr.
A lifetime area resident, Dave was a 1973 graduate of Howland High School. He was formerly employed by the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, Action Ambulance Co. and May's Towing.
David T. Rodgers
He joined the Howland Fire Department as a volunteer in July 1973 and became a full-time professional firefighter in October 1989.
He also was presently employed part-time by his brother's company, Bud's Towing.
He served as chief of the Trumbull County Sheriff's Fire Investigation Unit and was a member of Firefighters' Local 2786 and the Howland Volunteer Firefighters Association.
Dave was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed dirt track racing at the Sharon Speedway, but his greatest joy came from spending time with his grandchildren.
He will be deeply missed by his mother, Arlene of Howland; his wife, the former Brenda Moore of Warren; two sons, Jeremy (Valerie) of Vienna and Joshua of Howland; two daughters Michaela of Howland and Catherine of Warren; and a brother Harry ''Bud'' Jr. of Fowler and his companion, Merrily, of Vienna. He also leaves a companion, Nancy Groves; seven grandchildren, Hailey, Madison, Lacy, Mia, Mason, Caleb and Emilee; and a nephew, Harry.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roberts-Clark Chapel, where friends will be received 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. Pastor James Baer will officiate.
Interment will be in the Howland Township Cemetery.
The family suggests material contributions be made to the Trumbull County Fire Investigation Unit, 605 Panther Ave., Warren, OH 44483.
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