Michael D. Rodgers passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 at Upstate Community Hospital.
Michael was born in Syracuse and spent 10 years in Arizona. His passion was his family and he was never short on affection. Mike was a hugging person; his favorite opening line was “Give me some love.”
Mike loved drag racing with his 1965 800 hp Oldsmobile Wagon. Win or lose, he loved it. He also loved golf and spent many years looking for that perfect swing, he even found it occasionally.
He was a retired Millwright with Chrysler/New Venture Gear.
Mike is survived by his wife, Summer; they were married for 38 years. Anyone that knew Mike and Summer knew that they were a perfect couple. He is also survived by his children, Michael (Tammy) Rodgers Jr., Kimberly Rodgers, Mandy Rodgers and Marlee (Ronnie) Freeman; nine grandchildren; brothers, Bill (Kathy) Rodgers, Joe (Karen) Rodgers, Phil (Jackie) Ciaramella and David (Sue) Rodgers, and many nieces and nephews. His nieces and nephews will always remember the Uncle Mike training.
Calling hours will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, with sharing of memories to take place from 7:30 until 8 p.m. at New Comer Cremations & Funerals in North Syracuse.
Online condolences: www.newcomersyracuse.com