Roger Metzger


Roger Herbert Metzger of Warwick, New York, passed away on October 7, 2018 at the age of 83.

He was the son of the late Altha and Herbert Metzger of Ramsey, NJ. Roger is survived by his wife Susan; his two sons: William Metzger (Veronica) of Warwick, NY, and Robert Metzger (Jeanette) of Fairport, NY, and his two stepsons: Micah O’Connor (Jennifer) of Warwick, NY, and Jerrod O’Connor (Lara Couturier) of Barrington, RI. He is also survived by his sister, Dian Mac Nichol of Gormania, WV.  He was proud of his nine grandchildren: Jonathan (Chelsea), Renee (Joseph Hetzler), Loren, and Bria Metzger; and Aidan, Charlotte, Luke, Jackson, and Rory O’Connor. He took special joy in meeting his great grandson, Caleb Metzger. He was predeceased by his wife, Janet Louise Metzger, his brother William Metzger, and his parents.  

Roger worked for Orange and Rockland Utilities for 30 years, retiring as Director of Environmental and Administrative Services. He graduated from the University of Maine School of Forestry and proudly served for the U.S. Forest Service in the Coconino National Forest.

Roger loved his family and his community. He devoted many hours to making Warwick a good place to live. He served as a Boy Scout Leader, as Chair of the Orange County Planning Board, as Chair of the Planning Board for the Village of Warwick, and as Village Trustee. He was the Village of Warwick Shade Tree Commissioner for 43 years and conducted Arbor Day Celebrations for Warwick’s children. He was a member of many organizations. Roger loved to travel and visited every one of the 7 continents and countless countries.

Memorial visitation will be on Wednesday, October 10, from 3-7p.m. with a memorial service at 7:00 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY 10990

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Warwick Historical Society, 2 Colonial Avenue, Warwick, NY 10990 or to the Arbor Day Foundation at

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Sorry to hear about Roger passing. Condolences to Bill and Bob and all the family. Grew up on the block with them. Great family.
Mark Cartier
Hello Susan, I was sorry to hear you lost your husband from Orrin, your colleague with Metro North. God bless and keep you and your family. Hugs, Kathy Kahn
Kathy Kahn
To Billy and family, I just read the Dispatch at my folks’s house and saw your Dad had passed away. I am so sorry Billy. I am praying for God’s comfort for you and your family. Sincerely, Madeline Myers Haller
Madeline Myers Haller
Bill Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My condolences to you and the rest of your family. Red
Red Hollander
So Sorry to hear of Rogers Passing Prayers go out to the Family It was a pleasure working with him at the Warwick DPW
Michael and Lareine Barry
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