Leo Rogowski, 101, Graphic Artist Who Worked for Redbook and McCall’s Magazines, Longtime Darien Resident

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Leo W. Rogowski, a longtime resident of Darien, passed away on Nov. 28.

Born in Stamford on Jan. 12, 1917, he was the son of the late Anthony and Helen Rogowski.

Leo served in the Army during World War II. He was a photo engraver for McCall’s and Redbook magazines for 35 years and also worked for Swan Color Graphics and Litho Craft of New England. He also worked for and retired from Lancer Graphics.

Leo was predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years, the former Sophie Gavel; a son Phillip; his brothers: William, Joseph and Edward; and his sisters: Ann Dedura and Marion Gaieski.

He is survived by his children: Leon (Deirdre) of Fairfield, Stephanie LaRoche of Chester, Massachusetts and Gregory (Debbie) of Livermore, California; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He will be fondly remembered by his dear neighbors, whose friendship, love and support he cherished.


an obituary from Edward Lawrence Funeral Home


Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by a prayer service on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien.

Friends are invited to join the family for graveside services with full military honors at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 3 at St. John Cemetery, 25 Camp Avenue, Darien.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice or the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 375 Kings Hwy. North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.

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