Roger Sterling Chapman
January 09, 1936 ‒ October 06, 2021
Roger Sterling Chapman passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 7, 2021, at home. He was 85.
He was born on January 9, 1936, in Cleveland, Ohio to parents Ravaud & Vera (McKertcher) Chapman. After Roger graduated from Euclid High School with the class of 1954, he went on to Kent State and graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Roger married his soul mate whom he met at Kent State, Eleanor A. Weber, on July 9, 1960, and the pair have been married for 61 years.
He worked for Standard Oil in domestic crude oil purchasing for 35 years until retiring in 1986 as manager. Roger and Eleanor are long-time members of St. Peter Catholic Church in Loudonville, where they were very active and where Roger was proudly baptized in 2015. After retirement, the pair permanently moved to Lakeville where they owned and operated Prairie Station in Big Prairie and later Lone Pine Antiques, in Lakeville.
He is survived by his wife Eleanor Chapman; his children Norrie (Bill) Cornelius, George Chapman, and Susan (Wilmer Duncan) Chapman-Miller; grandchildren Katelyn (Ben) Merold, Robert Cornelius, Daniel Cornelius, James Sterling (Kara) Miller, and Jane Chapman; brother David (Carol) Chapman; and nephews Scott (Debbie) Chapman, Chris (Terri) Chapman and Clifford (Noel) Thornberry.
In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his siblings Donald Chapman, Carol Ann Thornberry, and Gordan Chapman, as well as his niece Donna Lynn Chapman.
Roger’s family will receive friends Monday, October 11, 2021, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel, 123 N. Market Street, Loudonville, Ohio. A Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 10:30 am in St. Peter Catholic Church, 220 E. Butler Street, Loudonville, Ohio with Father John Mulhollan officiating. Masks are recommended in church. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.
Contributions in Roger’s memory to St. Peter Catholic Church or LifeCare Hospice may be made at the funeral home during calling hours.
Snyder Funeral Home-Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Roger’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com