He was born on January 23, 1940 in Smithfield Twp., PA the son of Roger and Helen Andrus Wright.
Roger graduated from SRU High School in 1957. He was a Veteran of the US Army. Upon returning from the service, Roger worked at Hardinge, Inc., Elmira, NY. Roger loved spending time with his family and friends, especially attending his grandchildren's events. He was very active in the East Smithfield Little League when his son, David was on the team.
He was a lifetime member of the East Smithfield Federated Church, serving in many capacities and offices. Roger served in the past as a Smithfield Township Supervisor, and was a member of the Smithfield Fire Dept.. He was an original member of the Raker's Raiders that began the Smithfield Fire Department fireworks. Roger was a lifetime member of the Tri-Township Ambulance Association-East Smithfield Division. He was a Board Member of Union Cemetery and the Casa del Sol Homeowners Association, and a member of the MOOSE in Zephyrhills, FL where they spent vacations.
He is predeceased by his father Roger Wright and mother Helen Andrus Hoose.
Surviving is his wife of 56 years Janice Simmons Wright at home;children Elisa and Thomas Martz, Columbia Crossroads, David and Leah Wright, Easton, PA; grandchildren Maureen Martz, Andrea Martz, Ian Wright, Sidney Wright, Hannah Dreyer, and Paige Dreyer, several cousins, and numerous friends throughout the country and Canada.
Friends and family may call on September 5, from 10am-12pm at the East Smithfield Federated Church, Church Street, East Smithfield, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the church at 12pm with the Rev. Stan Gill officiating.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery East Smithfield, PA.
Memorial donations may be made to the: East Smithfield Federated Church, P.O. Box 7, East Smithfield, PA 18817, Tri-Township Ambulance Association, East Smithfield Division, Main Street East, Milan, PA 18831, or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848.