Roger V. Pugh passed away peacefully April 12, 2017 at the age of 87. Roger was a longtime corporate lawyer in New York City in the firms Donovan, Leisure, Newton and Irvine, and Edwards and Angell. In his “retirement,” Roger served in Paraguay as a Peace Corps volunteer with his wife Joanne, then worked abroad in Latvia, Croatia and Ukraine. He also served three years in the New York City Corporation Counsel. Roger was a generous, gregarious, ethical, and optimistic person. He was an active and caring father, brother, uncle, and grandfather, and a mentor to many young attorneys.
“Rajah” worked at Carter hut in 1944 and 1945.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joanne Pugh, his five children, James, Robin, Andrew, Rosemary and Allison, his two sisters, Betsy and Ann, and thirteen grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Rosamond Swain. In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to the social justice fund of the Community Church of New York, 40E. 35th Street.
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