Date Of Birth: 11/02/1934
Date of Death: 05/15/2022
Fred Roggi (Florindo Roggi) November 2nd, 1934 – May 15th, 2022.
Born at Good Samaritan Hospital in NW Portland to Florinda Roggi and Winnifred Pescod.
Fred graduated from Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon in 1952.
Fred enlisted into the Army National Guard and was ranked Private and served from 1952-1955.
Fred had a long, successful career. He was a hard worker and persevered with determination. Fred spent most of his adult life working in the meat industry as a sausage maker. Fred worked at Lewis Brothers, Old Trapper, Tillamook Smoker, and Dayton Meats. He became well known in the industry for his sausage making skills, and recipes for pepperoni and jerky. He was awarded the national title of ‘King of Sausage.’ This passion has been extended to his family who continue his legacy.
In 1953 Fred met Joyce, the love of his life. They were married on New Year’s Eve of 1955 at the Lewis and Clark Chapel. They had 6 children: Frederick, Debra, Linda, Molly, Anthony, and Michelle, their angel baby. This last year they celebrated their 66th wedding Anniversary. This was true love.
Fred’s funeral service will be held on May 21st, 2022, from 10:00am – 12:00pm with Springer & Son Aloha Funeral Home located at: 4150 SW 185th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97007. Fred has chosen cremation.
Fred is preceded by his parents Florinda and Winnifred; brother Louis, and sister Dina; children Frederick, and Michelle.
Fred is survived by his dearly loved wife Joyce, children; Debra, Linda, Molly, and Anthony, 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Fred had the ability to have a witty comeback for almost any conversation, something that he passed on to everyone around him. You never knew what little quip he had just waiting, but you knew there would be one, followed by that smile, wiggle of his eyebrows, shrug of his shoulder and a belly laugh. Fred was above all else a family man, followed very closely by a storyteller. Fred though, was the epitome of how great and unselfish it is to put those in your family first.
Fred holds a special place in our families and our hearts.
‘Although we cannot hear your voice or see your smiling face, we know that you have not left us. Instead, every day you surround us with the singing of birds, the rising of the sun and the falling of night.’- Fiona Bourke