We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Smith Funeral Services LLC.
Dr. Fred Baker Rogers, age 95, of Trenton, died Sunday, January 16, 2022, at his
residence in Trenton, New Jersey.
Fred Baker Rogers was born August 25, 1926, in Hamilton, New Jersey, to Dr.
Lawrence H. Rogers and Eliza C. (Thropp) Rogers. He and his sister, Elizabeth
Rogers was raised in Hamilton, where he graduated from high school and went
on to earn an Associate of Arts degree from Princeton University, 1947, Doctor of
Medicine, Temple University, 1948; Master of Science in Medicine, University of
Pennsylvania, 1954; Master’s in public health, Columbia University, 1957; special
student, Johns Hopkins University, 1962.
Dr. Rogers had an illustrious career path; Intern, Temple University Hospital,
Philadelphia, 1948-1949; chief resident physician, Temple University Hospital,
1953-1954; United States Public Health Service fellow, Temple University School
Medicine, 1954-1955; assistant professor preventive medicine, Temple University
School Medicine, 1956-1958; associate professor, Temple University School
Medicine, 1958-1960; professor, Temple University School Medicine, 1960-1990;
professor emeritus, Temple University School Medicine, since 1991; department
chairman, Temple University School Medicine, 1970-1977. Lecturer epidemiology
Columbia University School Public Health, 1957-1968, School Nursing, University
of Pennsylvania, 1964-1967. Consultant United States Navy Hospital, Philadelphia,
Dr. Rogers also proudly served our country as a physician and a member with the
Medical Corps United States Naval Reserve, 1950-1953, Korea, captain (retired)
United States Naval Reserve. He was also a member of the Fellow American
College of Physicians; Member American Medical Association (past chairman
section preventive medicine), American Public Health Association, Royal Society
Medicine of London (honorary), Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Rho Sigma.
One of Dr. Rogers many achievements were writing the book titled, “Your body is
wonderfully made, (You look at life books)” on January 1, 1974, published by
Putnam. He was also listed as a noteworthy Medical Educator by Marquis Who’s
Who. Dr. Rogers was a respected member of the medical field and in spite of all
his honors’, he is described as very a compassionate, humble, and kind man by his
friends and colleagues.
Dr. Fred B. Rogers was a lifelong bachelor, and he was predeceased by his
parents, Lawrence and Eliza Rogers, and his sister, Elizabeth Rogers. Dr. Fred B.
Rogers memorial mass will be held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral located at 801
West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618 (date and time to be announced) and
following the memorial mass, he will be laid to rest with his family at Greenwood
Cemetery, located at 1800 Hamilton Avenue, Hamilton Twp NJ 08609.