Roger McVannan

Obituary of Roger McVannan

Roger E. McVannan, 83, of Endicott, NY, passed away at home on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Roger was predeceased by his parents William and Helen (Card) McVannan, and his grandson, Thomas Colling. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia (Lancaster), his daughters, Mary (Douglas Beck), Elizabeth Lynch, and Maureen (John Colling) and his grandchildren, Meghan McCue, Nicholas, Brendan, and Aidan Lynch, Emma, Jack, Lily, and Ava Colling. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Fenton and Phyllis McVannan, his Lancaster brothers and sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and former sons-in-law, Timothy McCue and Gerald Lynch. He is also survived by his lifelong friend, Richard James. He was a 1952 graduate of Union-Endicott High School, attended Bowling Green State University and graduated from Harpur College (now Binghamton University) and obtained dual Masters degrees at SUNY Albany. He spent his life in the Binghamton area, beginning his teaching career at Owego Free Academy followed by 45 years at BCC/SUNY Broome, retiring in December 2016. He was a proud member of Endicott Sertoma for over 30 years, sat on the Broome County United Way Buddy Camp Committee, and was a Town of Union Conservation Advisory Council Rep. He was dedicated to being an educator, and in his own way, he loved his family, his friends, his hometown, and his God. The family would like to thank everyone who helped keep his spirits up by sending cards and visiting, it meant a lot to him and to us. Calling hours will be Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Avenue, Endicott, NY, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm with a service immediately following. The family will be hosting a supper after the service in the church dining room for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the BCC Foundation, PO Box 1017, Binghamton, NY, 13902-1017, or Endicott Sertoma, PO Box 636, Endicott, NY, 13760. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam (May his soul be at the right hand of God.)