It is with a heavy heart that I share with you delayed word of the passing of member ROGER A. SONDERICKER, member #574 of Attica, NY, Wyoming County. Mr. Sondericker passed away February 14, 2020 at age 75.
I received a call from member Ed Mingle of Darien about Roger's passing. We regret not knowing so his name could have been added to our Deceased Member Plaque earlier and on page 19 of our 15th Anniversary Tribute. Roger was the proud owner of a SMTA tractor that was admired by all that saw it. A proud dairy farmer among his milk co-op circle of many Wyoming County dairy farmer friends, their milking operation recently included robots in their milking parlor.
Unable to reach Roger's beloved Sandy, I spoke with neighbor and close friend Jerry Taylor who said Roger had a passion for dairy farming all his life. His SMTA was a birthday gift from his sons years ago. He loved to take it for an early evening ride instead of his pickup truck to check the crops. Good people, Roger and his family were the first to offer help and the last to ask for it.
Gene Preston, president
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