Roger Mitchell "Rod" Weymouth, 63, of Augusta, passed peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, after suffering complications related to long term ailments,
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Dunsford Funeral Home Chapel, Augusta. His ashes will be interred next to his parents, Gordon and Jean Weymouth, at the Wixson Memorial Gardens at the Gilford Community Church Cemetery in Gilford, New Hampshire in the spring.
His survivors include: a sister, Virginia McClanahan and her husband Kevin, of Maitland, Fla., and a brother, Donald Weymouth and his wife Amy, of Holden, Mass.; four nephews and nieces, Brian Gentile and his wife Michele, Tracy Gentile, Drew Weymouth and his wife Lauralyn, and Elizabeth Matos and her husband Gil; six grand nephews and one grand niece; an uncle and aunt, John and Norma Cragin.
He was a wrestler in high school and an avid duckpin bowler advancing to the national championship as a youth. He also leaves his employer, landlord and adopted family of Paul and Wanda Schellhorn of Augusta.
Rod graduated from Francis T. Maloney High school in Meriden, Conn. in 1967 and attended Middlesex Community College. He served in the U.S. Navy and was based in the Philippines and Morocco, as well as at sea off the coast of Vietnam. In Meriden, he worked at Preece's Garage after being discharged from the Navy, then on to Paint By Wayne, and eventually owned Rod's Auto and Truck Service, specializing in auto electronics. He raced both oval track and drag throughout Connecticut and was an avid follower of NASCAR. He relocated to Augusta, 10 years ago and worked at Schellhorn Roofing while volunteering at many venues, including various computer security forums: CNET's Virus & Security Forum, the Alliance of Security Professionals, Calendar of Updates, Log'n'Rock computer Security, Nut'n Works, and Lanzdown. He followed the Wichita State University shockers sports teams, especially the women's softball team and was a frequent visitor to the Tanganyika Wildlife Park and the Sedgwick County Zoo, both in Wichita.
Rod volunteered at the American Legion Post 189, the Augusta Arts Theatre, the Augusta Historical Museum, and was an avid member of the Kansas branch of Red Sox Nation and a canvasser for the Jimmy Fund, which supports Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Donations can be made in his name to the Jimmy Fund at http://www.jimmyfund.org/ or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.