In Memory

Roger Laverne Pfeiffer

Roger Laverne Pfeiffer

Roger L. Pfeiffer, age 76 of Marion, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021 of complications from lymphoma at Marion General Hospital.

Roger was born January 1, 1945, the son of Lavern W. and E. Janice (Zachman) Pfeiffer. He was educated in Marion and graduated from Harding High School in the class of 1963. In that year, he was a member of the Marion Harding State Runner up men’s basketball team. Roger then enrolled at The Ohio State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in business. He remained a loyal and avid Buckeye fan his entire life, going to countless games with his son and lifelong friends. Roger also loved to cheer on all the Cleveland sports teams.

After college, Roger enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served his country, being stationed in Germany, during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1971. In 2010, Roger retired as a Sales Representative for the Benjamin Steel Company.

Roger could best be described as a selfless person, always thinking of others before himself. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He delighted in his grandchildren and supported them in their many sporting events and activities.

Roger fully enjoyed his retirement with his wife of 45 years, Eileen. They enjoyed many trips with friends out West, up to Michigan, visiting numerous lighthouses, and winters in Florida. Roger was just as excited to research and plan the vacation as he was to go on the trips. When he was home, he took great pride in his finely manicured lawn.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen Pfeiffer; their children: Jeff (Laurie) Pfeiffer and Lauren (Jeremy) Price; grandchildren: Evan Pfeiffer and Olivia, Sawyer and Isla Price; brother, William (the late Sharon) Pfeiffer; also surviving are numerous siblings-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Roger is preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Dr. Ray Finney.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, 360 East Center St., Marion from 4PM to 7PM; Funeral service will be Friday at Epworth United Methodist Church, 249 East Center St., Marion at 10:30AM with Rev. Mary Jo Yeakel officiating; burial will be in Marion Cemetery with military honors.      

If so desired, donations may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church or the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve the Pfeiffer family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

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12/15/21 03:04 PM #1    

Roger Lee May

I am so saddened to hear of Roger's passing.  He was always a great guy, friendly to everyone and lots of fun.  Future reunions will not be the same without him at the table.

12/15/21 06:27 PM #2    

John H Hix Jr



I am sorry to hear of Roger's death. He was part of the Vine St. / Walnut St. "gang" from the days at Pearl St. School through graduation in '63. I always enjoyed reminiscing with him at our class reunions.


My condolences to his wife and family.




12/16/21 11:17 AM #3    

Michael Dean Robinson

Letter to Roger from Mike Robinson


Sorry I can’t be there today & tomorrow (16 & 17 Dec 2021) to celebrate your life. Though not there in person, I am in heart and spirit. Since I moved to Marion as an 8th grader, I’ve enjoyed your friendship over the years. Throughout junior high and high school I have been fortunately…or unfortunately seated between the “P’s” (you) and the “R’s” (Rowley and Roseberry)! Whether it was in Personal Typing with you and Al taking turns reaching over to hit my Caps key during speed tests or being stopped by the cops for throwing snow balls at passing cars (dumb me for not following you in our getaway attempt -instead I followed Al Rowley who never  seemed to get caught doing anything wrong…but not that time as Al and I sat in the back seat of the police car), or being egged by those who I do not name, I have so many great memories which I continue to cherish. And of course, you and I shared side by side bench warming duties together during Harding’s most remarkable 1963 State of Ohio Runner-Up basketball season. After our high school and college days, I always looked forward to catching up with you at Harding High School Reunions and my annual trek back to an Ohio State football tailgate and game - Go Bucks! As horrible and unexpectedly it is that you have left us, I especially cherish the time I spent with you and Eileen this past September when my brother Bob and I visited you. It’s those contagiously warm, funny, optimistic, and energetic memories of that visit that I will always have of you. Farewell my friend. Save me a seat in Heaven on the bench next to you!


12/17/21 11:04 AM #4    

David Haldeman

Mike, we all appreciate your letter to Roger - although I did not know him well, I share the memories you guys made for all of us.  Thanks for your contribution.


-David Haldeman

12/17/21 08:21 PM #5    

Susan Joan Anderson

So sorry to hear of Roger's passing. There are so few of us left. 

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