"Guitar" George Rogers

Sep 14 1984
Aug 29 2023
38 Years
Parkesburg, PA

George Douglas Rogers, 38, of Parkesburg, PA, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, as the result of an automobile accident. He was the beloved husband of Andrea Sullivan Rogers of Parkesburg. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of George Francis Rogers of Parkesburg and Carolyn Slay Grigsby of King of Prussia, PA.

George’s primary occupation was construction and home improvements. He was a fixer of all things, and took great pride in his work. He loved finding broken items on the side of the road and tinkering to make them useful again. Although a contractor by trade, George’s greatest joy was playing music for family and loved ones. George could play any instrument he picked up, but primarily played guitar and sang with the stage name Guitar George in numerous bands through the years, as well as performing solo gigs.

Through George’s career as a musician, he played at many local venues, numerous locations at the NJ shore and DE and MD beaches, casinos, and as far as Key West, FL. Anyone who met George immediately remembered him for his phenomenal talent. He also enjoyed writing and recording his own music with close friends, of which he was immensely proud. Many of George’s closest friendships were formed through music. No matter the time passed or distance, when George ran into a friend, it was as if no time had passed at all. He greatly valued his music buddies, his fishing buddies, old friends from school, and friends who came to his gigs. He loved them all.

The only love George had that was greater than his love of music was the love he had for his family. George wouldn’t get off the phone without saying “I love you.” George dearly loved his family and cherished any chance he had to spend time with them. Whether it was relaxing at a family party, teaching his children to fish or fix something, or just a random visit to his mom, aunts, cousins, or mom mom, George absolutely loved being with his family. He always said that love is the most important thing. The loss of George’s presence will be felt deeply by his family and loved ones.

Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by his precious children, Caileigh Rogers of Mt. Joy, PA, Wyatt Rogers of Parkesburg, stepsons, Greg and Josiah Martin of Parkesburg, a brother, Steven (Mary Smith) Rogers of Coatesville, PA, sisters, Allison and Danielle Schultze of Coatesville, PA, and maternal grandmother, Carol Ann Slay of Bowers Beach, DE. He is also survived by four loving aunts and uncles, and many cousins whom he loved dearly. George had a special relationship with his Aunt Freda Mae Khan of Alleghenyville, PA, who was more like a sister than an aunt.

A celebration of life service will be held at the VFW in Parkesburg, PA, on Sunday, September 24 with visitation starting at 3:00 PM followed by a memorial service to begin at 3:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wilde Funeral Home to help defray funeral costs.

A live stream will be provided for those unable to attend the memorial. To live stream the day of the service please click HERE.

A musical tribute will performed live after food and fellowship. To watch the Musical Tribute the day of the service please click HERE. The Musical Tributes will begin around 5:00 PM. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com.

Service Date: 
Sep 24 2023 - 3:00pm
Service Location: 
Parkesburg VFW 406 W. Fourth Ave Parkesburg, PA 19365


My  heart felt prayers and thoughts go out to you, Andrea, and family! God be with you during this difficult time!🙏🏽💜

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I told him before, he reminded me of all the good my dad was, and more.  Just an all around great person, with so much talent, and always fun.  I will be forever heartbroken over the loss of my handsome nephew. 

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Dear George(little bro), The family I have by loyalty and love are much closer to me, than my relatives by blood, which in turn, makes my life complete. Even though your mom wasn't my biological mother,(she's still my momma) blood couldn't make us any closer because you were my brother. We may not have seen much of each other, life has a funny way of doing that, irregardless you were my brother. Saddens me that I won't be able to see you rocking out on your guitar anymore, watching you glow, as you're shinning light on everyone, while they're asking for more. God doesn't make no mistakes, yeah I wish we had more time. Save us all a space with amazing grace, I asked God to show us a sign💔😢🤞🏾I love you little bro, 

Sincerely Ab'Dullah (Douglas Carroll Grigsby lV)

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Andrea. So very sorry for the pain you are going through.  We will be away during the service so I will not be seeing you but know you are being prayed for 



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I hope you find comfort in knowing your husband was a rockstar!  I had the opportunity of hanging with George and all our friends during our high school days George was always so funny and kind.  Although it has been many years since I have seen him the memories of him will last for a long time.  

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My deepest condolences to the family and friends of George. I knew him many moons ago but he was a nice, talented, funny dude. Rest I peace, George. May the four winds blow you home.

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My condolences Ce Ce didn't see this until today . My prayers go out to you his wife and your family for this sudden lose

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Thank you so much, Kenyatta. 

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Prayers are with you

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His love for music extended to writing and recording his own songs, a testament to his creativity and dedication. For support in times of grief or to find solace through writing, consider visiting Domyessay. At https://domyessay.com/blog/pros-and-cons-of-case-studies you will find case study pros and cons. George cherished the friendships he cultivated through music, as well as those forged through shared interests like fishing and old school connections.

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