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Obituary for Edward Christian Rogge
Edward Christian Rogge died peacefully November 23, 2021 at his home in Ridgeland, MS. Ed was born in Summerville, South Carolina on May 13, 1930 to Ruth and Edward Rogge. He grew up in Summerville where he acquired his unique Southern accent and his love for beautiful gardens of azaleas, camellias, magnolias and dogwoods. All throughout his life he loved to visit his hometown of Summerville and Charleston and the coastal islands nearby.
Ed attended the Adventure School in Summerville. He then went to Clemson University for a year before joining the Air Force and serving in Korea. He returned to South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina. He worked for U.S. Public Health Service as a Public Health Advisor and moved to Jackson, MS in 1963. There he met his wife, Helen, and her three children, Jerry, Kay, and Joe all of whom he cherished. He loved to tell that they had lived in Albany, NY; Columbia, SC; Charlottesville VA, and Durham, NC all in 6 years. In 1968 their daughter, Ruth, was born and she was a joy in his life.
Ed attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his Master's in Public Health Administration. His career settled them in Atlanta in 1971 where they lived for 46 years. He retired from US Public Health in 1986. Ed loved to fish with friends at Kingsley lake behind their home in Dunwoody, GA. He enjoyed hunting quail, dove, and ducks with his beloved Brittany Spaniels. While living in Atlanta Ed and Helen were longtime members of St. Martin in the Field's Episcopal Church.
Quite possibly Ed's greatest passion was Clemson football. Cheering for the Tigers and attending games all over the country was his favorite past time. Ed and Helen and their family spent many years at Kiawah Island, South Carolina where he taught his grandchildren to fish, shrimp and crab in the local ponds and on the Kiawah river. He took much pleasure in reading and shared his interest in history with his grandchildren. In 2017 they moved to Ridgeland, MS to live near their daughter and son in law, Ruth and Spence Fletcher. He was a member of St. Andrew's Cathedral in Jackson, MS.
Ed is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Danny Rogge, and his son, Jerry Tiblier. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen; his daughter in law Linda Tiblier of Orlando, Fl; his daughter Kay Harvard (Lee) of Live Oak, FL; his son Joe Tiblier (Mary Beth) of York, SC; and his daughter, Ruth Fletcher (Spence) of Ridgeland, MS; grandchildren Wilder Harvard (Natalie) of New York, NY; Leigh Barry Harvard of Los Angeles, CA; Trey Tiblier (Alicia) of Orlando, FL; Christian Tiblier (Liv ) of Orlando, FL; Davis Tiblier (Miranda) of Ft. Worth, TX; Andrew Tiblier (Kelly) of York, SC; Phillip Tiblier of Denver, CO, Michael Tiblier of Soeul, Korea, Walker Fletcher of Nashville, TN; Daniel Fletcher of Dallas, TX, and Blake Fletcher of Ridgeland, MS. He is also survived by his sister in law, Jean Rogge of Summerville, SC and his nephew Dan Rogge of Charleston, SC.
Services will be held on Thursday, January 6 at 11:00 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson, MS. A private family committal will be held at at later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ed's name to The Dorchester Free School Board at P.O. Box 2045 Summerville, SC 29484 and The Dorchester Heritage Center, Attn: Claire Mizell, Director, 101 Ridge Street, St. George, SC 29477.