John Rogers

John Nicholas Rogers

Tuesday, October 10th, 1961 - Saturday, February 20th, 2021
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John Nicholas Rogers, age 59, of Cream Ridge, NJ, passed away peacefully in his home on February 20, 2021 after a long battle with cancer.

John was born on October 10, 1961 to Evelyn Knapp Rogers and Ernest R. Rogers Jr. in Honolulu, HI. After graduating from Pemberton High School (NJ), he went on to study engineering at Rutgers University. Upon graduation, he began working for CDM Smith and quickly made impressions by showing up on a motorcycle in leather chaps - but he was most known for his breadth and depth of knowledge. John’s engineering career at CDM Smith spanned 34 years and gave him the pleasure of working with peers and clients across the country. He was a meticulous master of his trade and never stopped learning. He was known for his attention to details and for passionately teaching younger engineers how things really work.

John leaves on this Earth his loving wife, Christie Arlotta; his rescued dog and six-pack of cats; his brother Ernest R. Rogers III and his wife Avery Rogers of Madison, GA; his sister Susan Wagle of Fairfield, PA; his brother James A. Rogers and his wife Sharon Grovatt of Tabernacle, NJ; his mother-in-law Barbara Arlotta of Middletown, NY; his sister-in-law Michelle Arlotta and her husband Brian Lometti of Frenchtown, NJ; his sister-in-law Barbara Elste of Danbury, CT; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. John was predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law Dane Wagle.

John was a lover of family, nature, motorcycles, good beer, gnarly waves, and his animals. He found energy and rejuvenation digging in his massive garden and serving up farm-fresh vegetables to all visitors. One could often find John in the garage, barn or garden tinkering around on a mission to fix or improve something. John enjoyed traveling with his wife, hiking with his breed-apart boys, and cutting laps with his South Jersey Enduro Riders crew. He made friends wherever he went and will be missed beyond words. One of his many gifts was letting people just be themselves around him. He lived life fully and wishes for everyone reading this to do the same - take the vacation, eat good food, smell the roses, learn something new.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Karma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue Society’s “Ball-less + Flawless: The John N. Rogers‘ TNR Fund” John had a special love for the scrappy feral cats who he helped get fixed & vaccinated over the past 11 years.

A celebration of life will be held on a future, warmer, and safer date.

Arrangements are under the direct care and supervision of Robert L. Pecht, Bordentown Home for Funerals 40 Crosswicks St. Bordentown, NJ 08505. Please go to John's Book of memories page at to upload a picture, make donations, or offer condolences to the family.
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Lisa Coletta & Dan Smith

Posted at 02:57pm
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Dave Fredericks

Posted at 02:34pm
Very sad to hear of John's passing, and my deepest condolences to his family. I only knew John professionally, having worked with him on a few projects over past 10 years. When I first met him, John immediately struck me as giant within our engineering industry. Knowledgeable and to the point as an engineer yet clearly a free spirit! Two traits that not often found in one person. John was unique and will be missed.

Jennifer (Alexiou) Bashy"

Posted at 10:22pm
Christie & family - I am deeply saddened to hear of John's passing. He was truly one of a kind, and someone I will remember forever - not only as a walking encyclopedia, but also as an amazing chef, fellow cat lover, and friend with endless energy, ideas, zest for life, and off the wall antics.
I still tell "crazy Johnny" stories (from both inside and outside the office), and feel privileged to have known him. I send you all love and peace during this difficult time.

Melissa Downey

Posted at 09:20pm
I cherish the memories shared with you guys, he was such a joy to be around! I will never forget his beautiful soul. Rest easy Farmer John.
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Sandy Kutzing

Posted at 03:42pm
I've been struggling to put this heavy feeling of loss into words. You'd think someone like John with that much vigor for life would live forever. I've been thinking about what it is about John that made him so unique. I believe it was his love for all things...for nature, for people, for animals, for food, for any activity and for his work. He had so much passion for life in general. He is not someone who would ever be jaded or lose interest in learning about something or someone. He never held back and wore his heart and soul on his sleeve. He was a dear friend and an inspiration to me for how to approach life. I feel blessed to have had him as a friend and a mentor. Miss you Johnny.

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