Roger graduated from Wellsville Central High School and was a long time resident of the Wellsville and Stannards area and had served 2 years in the US Army Medical Corps. He had worked for R.V. Umiker Grocery Store, Worthington Corporation and later he became the owner of Linza's Meat Market. In his retirement Roger took on a delivery route for the Cheese Factory of Blasdell and was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church.
Surviving besides his wife are 2 sons, Dennis Linza of Michigan and Michael (Karen) Linza of Wellsville; a daughter, Kathy (Paul) Good of Horseheads; a step son, Bruce Carpenter of Rapid City, South Dakota ; 3 step daughters, Gail Green of Sun City Florida, Barbara Wells of Angelica and Tina Tennant of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia; 3 brothers, Reverend Raymond (Barbara) Linza of Jamestown, Harley (Phillis) Linza of West Field, Pennsylvania, and Gary (Connie) Linza of Stannards; a sister, Marjorie Layton of Moravia;a sister in law, Janet Linza of Houston Texas; 7 grand children, several great grandchildren, step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Roger was also predeceased by his son David Linza and his brothers,Max, Merle, Ernest, Donald and Dale Linza.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 5 at the Belmont United Methodist Church from 11 am until 12 noon. A funeral service will follow at 12 noon in the church with Reverend Stephen Crowell presiding with burial in Yorks Corner's Cemetery. Memorials in Roger's name may be made to the Belmont United Methodist Church or to the Hart Comfort House. To leave on line condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.