Roger, self-proclaimed feminist and philosopher in his own right, celebrated his 100th birthday this year. He learned “how to drink” from the boys of Zeta Chi and met the love of his life and wife of 64 years, Ruthie (Jones) ’40, at Ursinus. He once told me that he believed women were born with a “balloon of love.” He would know; he was born with one, too. He embodies a century of humility, compassion, service to one’s community and humor. I’m honored to call him my friend and fellow Ursinus Bear.
By Abbie Cichowski ’10
Director of Special Gift Programs and Major Gifts Officer