Carl “Rodger” Hagstrom
Carl “Rodger” Hagstrom of Elberta, Ala., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Longview, Texas, where he spent the last five months with his son, Chris and his family. Rodger, born in Jamestown, N.Y., was 84.
Rodger graduated from Jamestown High School in 1947 and was valedictorian of his class. He held a B.S. degree in mathematics from St. Lawrence University in New York and also owns a master’s of electrical en-gineering and a master’s in mechanical engineering de-gree from Rensselaer Polytechnic in New York. He received his Master of Business Administration in industrial management at the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce in Philadelphia. He last worked at the Curtiss-Wright Corporation of Buffalo as the manager of operations of their extrusion facility.
Rodger was an avid boatsman and enjoyed working in his workshop. He was a member of the Op-timists of Elberta, Ala., and tutored math to students in the locals schools. He was also president of the Swedish Club of Buffalo in 1973 and 1974.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Hag-strom, and Reinhold Hag-strom of Cheney’s Point. Surviving are his brother, Dr. Robert A. Hagstrom of Cheney’s Point; six children: Carl R. Hagstrom Jr. of Universal City, Texas, Anne Greenwald of Midlothian, Va., Susan Hagstrom of Buffalo, N.Y., Chris Hagstrom of Longview, Texas, Mary Alexander of El Ciruelo, Panama, and Curt Hagstrom of Aubrey, Texas; and 14 grandchildren.
Visitation will not be ob-served. A memorial service will be planned for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Lilli-an United Methodist Church in Lillian, Ala. Private family services will be held at Bayview Memorial Park in Pensacola, Fla.
The family suggest memorials be made to the Southeast Works, 181 Lin-coln St., Depew, N.Y.