An Eagle Scout, Roger arrived at Princeton from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, dined at Elm Club, and majored in chemistry. He earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard and an MBA from Wharton. With a winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine, he co-wrote two articles on cholesterol biosynthesis.
Working for Chase Manhattan Bank in 1972, Roger helped create and manage a new business — leasing of aircraft and heavy equipment. Included was the construction of a power plant under a $400 million lease, a lot of money then and never-before done.
A longtime resident of Haddonfield, N.J., Roger served for years as president of the Philadelphia Securities Association. He achieved the level of a 32nd-degree Mason. In retirement, he managed investments for a few friends.
A descendant of two signers of the Declaration of Independence, he was a cousin of actor Kirk Douglas. Roger died March 13, 2020. He is survived by a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren. “I love my family and they love me,” this most happy fella declared.