Margarette B. Rogler, M.D., of Davidsonville, MD, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013. Born in Akron, OH, on September 30, 1924, to the late Hildagarde Bamberg Brown and Jay E. Brown, who were both deaf and worked in the Akron rubber factories, Dr. Rogler worked her way through college at Kent State University and medical school at the Womens Medical College of Pennsylvania. During World War II, she riveted airplane wings and then was a Yeoman Third Class in the U.S. Navy in Pensacola, FL. While in Florida, she took flying lessons and obtained a private pilot license. She completed her residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Perry Point, MD and was board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Later in life, Dr. Rogler obtained her certification in scuba diving and enjoyed many diving trips to the Caribbean with Diane, her daughter, and Dianes husband. Dr. Rogler was an avid life-long equestrienne and enjoyed trail riding until 2008 when her horse, Kai, passed away. Dr. Rogler was extremely devoted to her four daughters and to each of her patients. Dr. Rogler was a beautiful woman who lived an extraordinarily honorable life with total fidelity to her beliefs and values. She loved her family, her dogs and horses, and her country.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Charles A. Rogler and her brother, Jay E. Brown, Jr. She is survived by four daughters, Diane Lee Rogler of Davidsonville, MD, Edar Y. Deborah Ann Rogler of Washington, D.C., Ginene Melanie Rogler, M.D. of Las Vegas, NV, and Shari Lu Rogler, CRNA of El Paso, TX; a sister, Hilda B. Barber of Aurora, OH; three grandchildren, Charles Henry Rogler-Brown, Briana Rogler-Brown, and Sierra Rogler Dobson; three nieces, Jene Ohlrich, Maureen Brown, and Marnee Brown; two nephews, Doug P. Amity and Jay E. Brown, III, and many great- nieces and nephews.
There will be a brief committal service at 2:30 PM on Friday, November 1 at the Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, 1122 Sunrise Beach Road; Crownsville, MD. An online guestbook is available at: www.kalasfuneralhomes.com