Rodger Emery Faddis

Mar 22 1931
Aug 5 2018
87 Years
Ronks, Pennsylvania

Rodger E. Faddis, 87, of Ronks, PA, formerly of Coatesville, died at his home on Sunday, August 5, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Gloria M. Reynolds Faddis with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Chalkley Y. & Gladys M. Emery Faddis. 

Rodger was a 1950 graduate of the former Scott High School in Coatesville. While in high school he was a member of the swim and track teams and he loved to dance. After high school Rodger enlisted in the US Navy and served his Country on the USS Midway for five years. While serving he visited many Countries in Europe and Africa. 

After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he was employed by the Reading Railroad and later was employed by the US Postal Service serving as mail carrier at Paoli and Coatesville. After retiring from the post office he worked for many years at the Big A Auto parts store of Parkesburg. 

He was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Coatesville, the Coatesville VFW, and the Christiana American Legion. 

Rodger had many hobbies and interests which included building and painting intricate model airplanes, bird watching, hunting, fishing and camping, collecting coins and military memorabilia and reading.  He was especially interested in WWII history and met several of the original members of the "Band of Brothers" WWII paratroopers at the Reading Air Show. After receiving a 3rd degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan he went on to teach karate and self defense.  Rodger was also an avid Flyers fan.

In recent years, Rodger enjoyed telling family and friends of the many experiences he had while in the Navy. Most of all, Rodger loved spending time with his family and friends and he lived life to the fullest everyday. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by three daughters; Leslie Edgar and husband Mike, Robin Flinn and husband Rob, Kim Faddis and husband Daniel, six grandchildren; Tara Arnold, Michael Edgar, Andy Faddis, Julie Wiker, Steven Kennedy and Anthony Kennedy, six great grandchildren; Hannah,  Brendan, Leah, Andrew, Joseph and Madison and two sisters; Gail Jesten and Deanna Miller. He was preceded in death by his son Keith E. Faddis.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, August 9th at 7:30 PM at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA. visitation from 6 - 7:30 PM. His urn will be buried with military honors at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 2:30 PM.

Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Aug 9 2018 - 7:30pm
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home


Dear Family,

So sorry for your loss of such an incredible man. I know how loved he was by you all and his abscence will be felt beyond words.  Cherish those memories.

Love Lisa Glen and Sarah


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Mrs. Faddis, Leslie and Robin and family,

It is with great sadness I learned of Roger's passing.   You are a strong family and I know you will be there for each other in the coming days.  Mark and I will keep you in our thoughts, with prayers for peace and comfort.   

May God bless all of you.

Joyce and Mark Ford

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Leslie and the whole family.
It was very sad to hear of dads passing. He was always a character and your mom was always the stable one.
My dad would see Rodger every week or two shopping at Walmart etc(both timing their trip to get back to the wives who could not be left alone too long.
A great man he was.
Peace and love to all
Lynn yeoman

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                            Condolences to the family

I had the pleasure to work with Roger at the Coatesville Post Office. Roger and I went to a Flyers game years ago, Boy did he love his Flyers, At the game I thought Roger was going to run down on the ice and tell those referees how to referee. Lol, Roger will be missed, but will be remembered. 




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sorry for your lost ,you all our in our prayers  Scott & Dawn Barkley


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We are very saddened by the loss of an amazing man. The family is in our thoughts prayers during this difficult time. We will miss  you very much Uncle Rodger. 

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We are so sorry for your loss!  We enjoyed many family gatherings including picnics, parties, and different holiday parties.  The entire family treated us like members instead of friends.  Rodger, started many laughs.  His actions were mostly aimed in the direction of his sisters Dee and Gail.  He will be missed!  Rodger was ALWAYS upbeat about life.  

Gloria, we are extremely deepened and saddened for your loss.  May you find Comfort knowing that he is with our Lord and Savior and is no longer suffering, Faith that the Lord will always be with you in your times of despair and that he will provide you Comfort and Love now and always knowing he will reunite with Rodger in eternity.

The Girls = Terry & Deb :)





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Miss Gloria,Leslie,Robin and Kim, I can't begin to tell you how saddened I am by your loss. As a youngster, I spent alot of memorable time at your house on Pennsylvania Avenue with my best friend Keith, your son and brother. I remember quite vividly Roger's models and the intricacy of their construction. I spent time with Keith and Roger hunting in Sullivan County. The Good Lord knows how I miss Keith and now Roger. Your family has had an impact on me that will be forever imprinted upon me, and I know as I moved forward as an adult, I have been enriched by the experiences shared with Keith and Roger. I know in God's house I will eventually meet up with them and reunite with my earthly friends. Please be advised I am thinking of them and all of you in this time of mourning. Please, accept my sincere condolences.

Art Levenite and Darcy Levenite


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