Roger Severin

Roger Severin

Roger Severin, 91, died at Sunrise of Shrewsbury on November 19th. He grew up in Red Bank and graduated from Red Bank High School in 1950, where he played on the football and basketball teams. He enlisted in the Navy during the Korean War and served in Kodiak, Alaska, as a weatherman. He attended Monmouth College.

In 1955 he married the love of his life, Lorraine French. They raised their daughters in Red Bank and were together until her death in 1994.

Roger was a member of the Reformed Church of Tinton Falls, and served as an Elder and a Deacon. He was a member of the Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club, where he served as treasurer, and the Wayside Skeet Club. He was a volunteer delivering Meals on Wheels until he was 90. He also volunteered at Holiday Express.

He was employed by Jersey Central Power and Light for more than 40 years and was the holder of a patent for a switch to be used by power companies.

He was admired by so many for being the glue that held together not just his family but many lifelong friendships, including a group that has been together since early childhood.

He is survived by his four daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Simon Bosco of Tinton Falls, Kerri Schiavi of Anchorage, Alaska, Cindy and Richard Tammaro of Shrewsbury, and Kristine and Jay Lown of Shrewsbury; his wife, Carol Cohen of Little Silver; his nine grandchildren and their spouses, Mark and Christy Russo, Greg and Meghan Russo, Anthony and Lisa Bosco, Matt and Brianna Schiavi, Lindsey Schiavi, Meghan Tammaro and Steven Levitus, Jake and Adra Lown, Taylor and Ryan Decker, and Sarah Lown; and his 14 great-grandchildren, Dan, Jack, Beckett, Tate, Arianna, Isabella, Miah, Eric, Colton, Hunter, Sophie, Lincoln, Lily, and Remi and his wife’s family, Amy, Chris, Michael and Christopher Phillips of Riverside, Connecticut.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the loving care he received from his devoted caregivers, Ruthann Mongon and most recently Deseree Bass, as well as the staff at Sunrise of Shrewsbury.

A viewing will be held from 12-2:30 Saturday afternoon, with a funeral service at 2:30 pm, at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Interfaith Neighbors/Meals on Wheels, 810 Fourth Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712.


Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740