Dan Rogers has passed away

Daniel Thomas Rogers passed away on November 6, 2023, at the age of 80

For decades, he was a leader in our local chess club, whether it was meeting in Albany or Corvallis, Oregon.

He directed over 70 Chess Tournaments in Oregon, in Albany, Corvallis, Salem, Newport, Portland, Eugene, Monroe, Philomath, and Bend, tournaments with as few as 5 or as many as 118 players

He organized chess in schools and in prisons.

He taught kids to play chess. He taught adults to be Tournament Directors.

His top chess rating was well over 1800.

The many who first met him across the chess board, came to know him as a friend, and as someone who made the world a better place.

His published obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/democratherald/name/daniel-rogers-obituary?id=53694089

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 1115 28th Ave SW, Albany, Oregon, on December 2, 2023 at 11 AM. People attending the service are asked to wear green or a spot of green, if possible. It was Dan’s favorite color.