Roger died of a heart attack in Denver April 7, 2019.

He grew up in Denver and graduated from George Washington High School, where he was senior class president and a member of the Denver All-City Student Council. At Princeton, Roger majored in architecture and was on the Dean’s List. He was a member of Tower Club and the Yacht Club and was supervisor of the Donut Agency. In senior year, Roger roomed with Bob Grant, John Nash, and Dave Paul. He remained close to his roommates, often sending them illustrated letters.

After graduation Roger attended graduate school in architecture at Harvard. Deciding not to practice architecture, he spent five years illustrating math textbooks and taking the opportunity to travel the world in between book assignments. His next 10 years were spent teaching English and mathematics at the College of Marin Center for Independent Study, north of San Francisco. During this period, Roger lived on a boat for five years, teaching adults and the less fortunate how to obtain job skills. In the third stage of his career, he moved to Eugene, Ore., and sold computer hardware and software used by architects. After retirement, he left the West Coast and returned to Denver for his final years. Roger’s wife, Shirley Litt, predeceased him. They had no children.

Roger traveled extensively through Europe, Latin America, and Asia. He began organic vegetable gardening, lived in a tepee for 1 1/2 years, developed an early interest in Buddhism, and practiced yoga for much of his life. While he had no illusions about his achievements, he was grateful for and content with his life experiences. Roger was a pioneer 1960s counterculture rebel beloved by his roommates and the Class of 1967.

Undergraduate Class of 1967