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Theodore A Rogers MBA ’74 passed away at the age of 86 in Mendocino, CA on October 3rd, 2017. Ted was born in Seattle, Washington and raised in Bellingham and Everett, Washington. He graduated with a BA degree in Music Education from the University of Western Washington. He later earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University. Ted was the beloved husband of Bonnie Y. Rogers for 62 years. They lived happily in San Jose for 53 of those years. He is survived by his wife and by daughter, Lori Adams, son, Robert Rogers, son-in-law, Jon Adams, grand-daughter, Erin Schell, her husband, Dustin Schell, cousin, Linda Stockton, and many wonderful friends. Ted loved the USA very much and volunteered his service with the US Army on August 25, 1952, during the Korean War. He served in Korea for two years as a combat reporter on the front lines. He was honorably discharged from the US Army Reserve on August 25th 1960. Ted retired from Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in 1992, where he was a key member of the Fleet Ballistic Missile program for 25 years. He made many contributions to the Polaris, Poseidon and Trident Weapon Systems, specifically in the areas of Propulsion Subcontract Administration and Supervision. Earlier in his career, he worked in Purchasing for Boeing, Thiokol, and UTC. He loved music, especially jazz and big band, and spent many hours listening to his extensive record collection. Ted also loved sports and the theater arts. One of his great joys was planning and taking trips all over the US and internationally with his wife, Bonnie. Ted’s character shined in his love for his family and his interest in helping others.