Walter I. Rodgers III of New Milford, Conn. died peacefully on Jan. 4, 2014. He was born on Feb. 22, 1921 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Helen Cadmus and Walter I. Rodgers, Jr. He spent his adolescent years in Allentown, Pa. and Rockville Centre, Long Island where he graduated from South Side High School in 1938. He graduated from the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University in 1942 with a BS degree in applied economic science.
As a Naval ROTC student at Yale, Mr. Rodgers received a commission as ensign in the Supply Corps of the regular Navy upon graduation. He served on active duty for five years including two years in the South Pacific during WWII.