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“I'm sure Roger will be missed by many. I only knew him for a few years. I found him to be kind, helpful and someone to share photographic knowledge...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Tony Botelho - Brattleboro, VT

“Months later I have just learned about Roger who was a high school classmate to my husband and myself. I will remember our last wonderful visit in...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Rebecca Schaafsma - Traverse City, MI

“Roger was a very good man, kind-hearted man. I am very saddened to hear of his passing. His quiet and gentle presence will be missed. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Lauren Ashley - Brattleboro, VT

“I'm very sorry to hear of Roger's passing. Roger gave me my first job at Elliot Street Camera during summers between my school years. He was always...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Marco Prozzo

“Roger had a profound affect on so many people and I will miss him forever. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Merritt Brown

“So sorry about Roger's passing. He was such a nice guy and a very talented photographer. RIP, Roger. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Christmas

“So sorry to hear he's gone. Most fun I ever had at a job was working for Roger. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Guest

“You always were an odd duck, but you were diligent and loyal. Miss the days! In thinking of Brattleboro in the 80s you were such a constant presence....Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Doug Hayward - Rockport, ME

“Forever in our hearts, Rog... ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Dearborn

“I have wonderful memories of Roger during my years at Marlboro, both as a student and visiting artist. He looked you in the eye when he talked to...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: carter sio - newtown, PA

“My sympathies to the family. May God who is a refuge and strength for us in distress comfort you during this difficult time. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Ashley

“Offering our deepest condolences during this time. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: The Staff of Atamaniuk Funeral Home - VT


Dummerston- Roger H. Katz, 65 of Black Mountain Road passed away peacefully late Monday morning, April 1, 2013 in the comfort of his home following an extended illness. Roger was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 15, 1947 the son of Edward and Genevieve (Kocot) Katz. He was raised and educated in the Detroit area graduating from Royal Oak Dondero High School, Class of 1965. A resident of the Brattleboro area since 1965, he attended Marlboro College where he majored in Physiology. Once arriving in Brattleboro to attend Marlboro he fell in love with the area making it his home for the past 48 years. Well known in the community as a professional photographer, he established two photography shops, Elliot Street Camera and Photo 101 then located on Main Street. His current business, Black Mountain Studios was operated out of his home in Dummerston. At the time of his death he had also been employed at Omega Optical in Brattleboro working for his close friend Robert Johnson. In conjunction with his passion with photography, he enjoyed cycling, contra dancing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and time spent in the woods. Roger was a quiet unassuming man always seen around town with his camera equipment in hand. He was a member of several local bicycle and contra dance groups. Survivors include his father of Birmingham, Michigan, his beloved sister, Marsha Katz and her husband Bob Liston of Missoula, Montana, two nephews, Christopher and Stephen Johnson, two great nieces and several cousins. Additionally he leaves a large host of friends and acquaintances. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at the Stone Church on Main Street on Sunday, April 14th at 8:30 PM. Services are also scheduled for family members back in the Detroit area. Burial of his cremated remains will be conducted in Wilder Cemetery in Dummerston on Sunday, August 18th at 11:00 AM. A reception will follow at the West Dummerston Community Center. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Roger's name may be made to The Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT 05301, Insight Photography for Youth, 45 Flat St., Suite 1, Brattleboro, VT 05301, Marlboro College, 2582 South Road, Marlboro, VT 05344, or to Bayada Hospice and Homecare, 23 Marlboro Road #101 Brattleboro, VT 05301. It is also suggested for those who desire to view part of Roger's extensive photography portfolio visit his Facebook pages at Roger's Photos or Roger H. Katz.

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