retired funeral director and executive, A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, Royal Oak and Troy, Michigan, died April 20, 2020, at age 96. His wife, Sally, died April 15 at age 92. They are survived by children Lisa, Marty and Tricia; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Rodgers was brother-in-law of the late Edward J. Lynch, past president of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association; uncle of Patrick E. Lynch, past president of NFDA and the Michigan Funeral Directors Association; and other family members at Lynch & Sons Funeral Homes.