Hawley Rogers

March 11, 1938 – August 20, 2021

Hawley Rogers passed away peacefully at home in Palm Coast, Fl. on August 20, 2021. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1938 to Winfield and Ruth Hawley Rogers. Both parents died when he was 8 and he and his elder brother, Randy, moved north from New Orleans, LA. to live with family in South Bend, Indiana. After graduating from Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA, in 1956, he graduated from Yale University in 1960. Many of his favorite memories were made in the time he spent singing with the Whiffenpoofs of 1960. In 1961, he married Wendy Anne Webb of Newtown, CT. and began his teaching career at Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, MA. 8 years later he moved to Glencoe, Md. where he was Assistant Headmaster and taught English at Oldfields School. He was appointed Headmaster in 1976 and led the school for over 20 years. He retired in 1997 and moved to Palm Coast, FL in 1998. In 2004 he briefly rejoined the school community as Interim Headmaster at Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts. During his academic career he studied at the University of Massachusetts and earned a Masters degree from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. He served his country in the U. S. Army and the Army National Guard of Massachusetts. He loved his family, his friends, and his dogs. Singing (second bass), playing golf, reading, writing, and playing guitar gave him great pleasure. He enjoyed being part of a Readers’ Theater group in Palm Coast and sang with the Mix and Match Chorus and local quartets. He was an Elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church. He looked forward to vacations spent in Madison, Ct. and Nantucket, MA. He was strong, kind, and loving, extending fairness and gentleness toward all and loved by many in return.