Roger G. Oliver

Roger G. Oliver, 58, of Bloomingdale, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at University of Vermont Medical Center.

Born in Saranac Lake on Jan. 23, 1959, he was the son of Donald and Cynthia (Begor) Oliver. Roger, married Valerie Columbe on Nov. 15, 1980 at St. Paul’s Church in Bloomingdale.

Roger had been employed by the town of St. Armand Highway Department for the past 29 years and was currently serving as the town of St. Armand highway superintendent. He is also a past chief and member of the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department, Saranac Lake Moose Club and Sons of the American Legion. He was an avid golfer, hunter and enjoyed rides on his Harley. He will be especially be remembered by family and friends for his love of barbequing and his “Roger’s Burgers.”

He is survived by his wife Valerie Oliver of Bloomingdale; two sons Chad and Ryan Oliver of Bloomingdale; his father and mother Donald and Cynthia Oliver of Franklin Falls; seven sisters: Alonna Willette of Bloomingdale, Nancy (Sheridan) Swinyer of Bloomingdale, Cindy (Donny) Amell of Bloomingdale, Sharalon (Bob) Snickles of Bloomingdale, Judy (Tim) Heath of Saranac Lake, Robin Shanty of Gabriels and Kimberly (Kevin) Woodruff of Vermontville; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A fireman’s prayer service will take place at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at St. Paul’s Church in Bloomingdale. Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Bloomingdale.

Friends wishing to remember Roger G. Oliver may make memorial contributions to Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

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