First Posted: 4/4/2012
Geraldine “Geri” McNulty Rogers, 79, of Clarks Summit, died Sunday due to complications from lung cancer in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center.
Born April 13, 1932, in Scranton, daughter of the late Joseph and Geraldine McNulty, she was a 1950 graduate of Central High School, received her Bachelor of Science degree in education from Penn State University and earned her master’s degree in counseling from Marywood University. Geri taught in the Scranton Public School District and later became a kindergarten teacher in the Abington Heights School District at Grove Street Elementary School for more than 30 years. Upon retirement, she became a student-teacher supervisor at Marywood. She had been associated with and worked for a family business, Wayne Crushed Stone, Scranton. Geri was active in the local community and served on the boards of Voluntary Action Center, Scranton, and Abington Community Library. She was a volunteer with the American Red Cross and traveled extensively throughout the United States, establishing relief centers during natural disasters. She was also a volunteer and fundraising organizer with the Ronald McDonald House, Scranton. She was honored for her 25 years of dedicated service at St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen. Geri was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania State Education Association, the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, PAX peace organization, St. Joseph’s aquatic program, and Moses Taylor Pulmonary Clinic.
Geri was a gifted educator. Her enthusiasm and dedication as a teacher was shared with many. Her thoughtfulness, selflessness and willingness to help others will be treasured.
Surviving are a son, A.J. Rogers III and wife, Catherine, North Andover, Mass.; brother, Tony McNulty and wife, Ann, Brightwaters, N.Y.; sister, Nancie Frick, Scranton; two grandsons, Christian and Nicholas Rogers, North Andover, Mass.; two granddaughters, Meghan and Elizabeth Rogers, Florida.; a daughter-in-Law, Mary Baxley, Florida; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Joseph A. Rogers; and her former husband, Amos J. Rogers Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA18503 or Friends of the Poor, Jackson Terrace, 148 Meridian Ave., Scranton, PA 18504.