Roger W. Bacon, 79, of Barrington, RI, passed away quietly, surrounded by family and friends, on October 12, 2016 from complications due to Parkinson’s Disease. For 25 years, he was the loving husband of Lisa (Izzo) Bacon, and was the son of the late Elmer G. and Jennie (Osterlund) Bacon. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Karin M. (Bacon) Donovan, her husband Robert, and their children Sara and Christopher; his son Roger G. Bacon and his son, Roger E. Bacon; his first wife and dear friend, Melitta K. (Scheuerer) Bacon, his sister, Diana (Bacon) Christie and her husband, Gene, of Washington; four nieces; several grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and his feline bodyguard, SophieLillyCricket.
After graduating East Providence High School, Roger entered the US Navy, and proudly served as 3rd Class Aviation Bosun’s Mate aboard the Escort Carrier, USS Siboney CVE-112. After his honorable discharge, he obtained his business degree from Roger Williams Junior College, and was employed as Director of Sales and Marketing for many years in the copper and brass industry with Clifford Metals, Monarch Brass (General Manager), and Scott Brass. He was an award-winning sailor through Narragansett Terrace Yacht Club and MORC, and was the “Admiral” of the family sailboats: the Meine Heimat, Ragamuffin, and InSync. He also crewed with his son in the Rhodes 19 Nationals, and won the 1968 Bay Championship on his own father’s sailboat, Blue Chip. In his younger days, he competed in “frostbite sailing” in the dead of winter, commanding the eight-foot White Horse dinghy Jolly Roger to many victories. He was an avid photographer, who relished competing with his daughter for “best photographer in the family”, he enjoyed a good golf game from time to time, and was a passionate boxing fan. In the eyes of the his family, Roger embodied the Siboney’s motto: “Nulli Secunda”- Second to None.
His funeral services will be private, memorial donations may be made in Roger’s memory to Beacon Hospice, 529 Main Street, Suite 101, Charlestown, MA 02129.