Roger Cargill

Died: December 2, 2017
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Roger D. Cargill, 87, of Endicott, went home to be with his Lord and Savior following a brief illness on Saturday December 2, 2017 surrounded by those who loved him. Born on January 10, 1930 to Robert Ira and Mary Elma (Ellis) Cargill of Vestal Center. He was a lifelong resident of Broome County. Roger was predeceased by his parents , his first wife Geraldine (Woody), granddaughters Rebecca and Melissa, his step-daughter Evelyn Tamela, step-son Paul Paolangeli; sister in law Mary Purtell (Eugene), brother in law Robert Woody (Irene). He is survived by his second wife Patricia P. (Connelly) Cargill; children Robert N. (Teena) of Johnson City, Richard (Linda) of Endwell, Roger (Michelle) of Endwell, Mary Felice (Joseph) of Vestal, Daniel (Barbara) of Apalachin, Margaret Krause (Karl) of Windsor, Thomas of Endicott and Sarah Gruszka (Sean) of Grand Island; step-children Kathy Francis (John) of Lodi, Joseph Paolangeli (Tamara) of CT, Beth Conrow (Marty) of SC; brothers Gene (Barbara) of Austin TX and Jerrold (Carole) of Endicott. He is also survived by 24 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Roger graduated from Vestal High School, attended Broome Community College and served as a Staff Sergeant in United States Air Force during the early days of the Cold War and Korean Conflict. He was the Cryptologist in charge of the Air Force Security Service team that broke Romanian military transportation code, allowing the US to track Soviet-bloc troop movements. He was honorably discharged after his service term. He then began his long career with IBM in Endicott. Roger started as a draftsman and worked his way into several management positions before retiring in 1989. Roger was involved in the community with the Optimist Club (Friend of the Youth) , holding several senior positions at the local and state level and earning several recognition awards for his efforts and dedication to the organization. He was also a longtime volunteer for Meals on Wheels of Western Broome. He was also active member in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), also holding several senior leadership positions at the local level. He also was a member of several other clubs and societies. Roger was very passionate with researching the Cargill genealogy that was traced back to Scotland in the mid-1100’s. He also thoroughly enjoyed his DIY projects. Roger was also very active in his parish, Our Lady of Good Counsel. Roger was a kind, gentle, caring, loving and giving man who was endeared by his children, family and friends.
A Funeral Mass to celebrate Roger’s life will be offered Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 11 am at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church 701 Main Street, Endicott, NY. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 9:30 am. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to American Cancer Society at and Meals on Wheels of Western Broome at

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Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church


701 West Main Street, Endicott, NY, 13760

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church


701 West Main Street, Endicott, NY, 13760

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Meals on Wheels of Western Broome

Phone: (607) 754-7856

705 West Main Street
Endicott, New York 13760
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American Cancer Society

Phone: 1-800-227-2345

P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123
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Stephen Elardo posted on 12/6/17

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Sending my condolences and love your way.


Kim Coates posted on 12/6/17

I remember countless days of hanging at the fence with our families just talking and talking. I remember when my brothers pet died, Roger came over to help me bury it in the back yard.


Crystal posted on 12/5/17

Peggy and Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Peace to you during this time of mourning. Love, Crystal Wright


Bob & Pam Florian posted on 12/5/17

To the Cargill Family, Pam and I wish to express condolences to your entire family. Meeting Sarah and working together for the past twenty two years resulted in one of the most important relationships of my life; and then to meet her dad, Mr. Cargill. How fortunate! Mr. Cargill was a kind, caring man and his love for Sarah, Sean and Dawn was evident. I can picture him and Dawn on the couch, snuggled together, both so content to be with the other. While he admired all the SABAH skaters, his face would beam with delight whenever Dawn skated by. He was a proud dad and a proud grandpa. May he rest in peace and may your family find joy in the moments you shared together. With love, Bob & Pam Florian


Barbara Colley posted on 12/5/17

I lived next door to Roger and his wonderful family, for 32 years! Our talks at the fence, our kids growing up together, and Roger was always there for and the my kids, when ever we needed help. I will sadly miss him but the memories will last forever. I will always be Hey Lady or the pool lady. My deepest sympathy to his family.


James and Rosemarie Coon posted on 12/5/17

Bob and Teena: Rose and I will always remember your father, and father-in-law, as a caring and loving man who first loved God and secondly loved his family. He is a great example of a man who lived life according to God's will and not man's will. Thus, we know where he is, and the joys he is experiencing. Please be assured that you are in our prayers as you celebrate the legacy of a great man. Take care and God Bless!


Bob Woody posted on 12/5/17

RIP Uncle Roger


Teresa Hooper posted on 12/4/17

Prayers ?❤️?❤️ To you all! He will Be be your guardian angel watching over you guys!


Laura Fiore posted on 12/4/17

Peggy and Mary, I am so very sorry for your loss.


Mary Felice posted on 12/4/17

We are truly blessed to have had you as our Dad, grandpa and great grandpa. You will be greatly missed. The greatest gift we have of you are the memories we shared with you. Rest in peace and rejoice in being reunited with Mom. Love you forever


Julie Pepper posted on 12/4/17

What a beautiful tribute to you dad, Sarah. A life well-lived! God bless you and your family. Sincerely, Julie (Tammaro) Pepper


Kelly Morgan posted on 12/4/17

You and your family are in my thoughts?


Roger & Michelle posted on 12/4/17

Dad; We will miss you greatly. You taught us a great deal throughout our lives. Give Mom, Melissa, and Becky a big kiss for us.