Rogers Family Statement on
the Passing of T. Gary Rogers


With profound sadness, the Rogers family announces the passing of T. Gary Rogers, husband, son, father, brother, grandfather. Gary was the chairman and CEO of Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream for 30 years as well as the chairman of Safeway, Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and Levi Strauss & Co.

Gary lived in Oakland, California, for more than 45 years where he provided leadership and vision to the city and numerous community organizations. His passionate devotion to the University of California, Berkeley, and its rowing team, the Lighthouse Community Charter School will remain part of his legacy to the Bay Area. His philanthropic generosity, through the Rogers Family Foundation, will continue to focus on his life-long pursuit of creating and sustaining excellence.

Gary loved and took great joy in his family. He and his wife, Kathleen "Cab" Rogers, were married for 52 years and watched four sons, Andy, Matt, Brian and John, marry and have children of their own. His eleven grandchildren will dearly miss their Bwana, the name they called him which means 'headman' in Swahili. Gary is also survived by his mother, Virginia, and brothers, Don and Jim.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Gary's legacy be recognized thorugh donation to these worthy organizations:

T. Gary Rogers Endowment Fund for the UC Berkeley Men's Crew, Rogers Family Office
10 Clay Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94607

Lighthouse Community Charter School
Attn: Jenna Stauffer
444 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621

An outdoor memorial service will be held at the T. Gary Rogers Rowing Center
on Monday, May 15 at 11:00 AM.

T. Gary Rogers Rowing Center
2999 Glascock, St., Oakland, California
Due to limited parking, we encourage you to carpool or use a ride sharing service such as Uber or Lyft. Additional transportation will be available soon. Please check back.

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