Roger D. Horner, 52 years old of Portland CT, passed away on September 14, 2021 at Middlesex Hospital with his wife and sister by his side.
Roger was predeceased by his mother, Marilyn T. Horner and his father Roger T. Horner.
Roger leaves behind his wife of 24 years Laura Horner and sister Aelaine Gina, as well as his Father in law Robert, and his dog Lizzy. Roger also leaves behind many much beloved nieces, nephews and cousins, aunts and uncles, as well as sister's in law and brother's in law and numerous dear friends.
Roger enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and beloved dogs. Roger always had a deep love of animals. He was also an avid NASCAR fan. His favorite was Dale Earnhardt, and when he was younger he was a huge Richie Evans fan as well. He loved going to the racetrack to see any race, from local to the big guys. Roger was always a car guy and when he was younger enjoyed working on cars with his friends. He was a wild child and that never really changed much through the years although he did mellow out some as he got older. He loved the outdoors, and music, often sharing these interests with loved ones and friends, including his extended family from his lifelong career at Napa auto parts. Roger also shared his grandfather Harold Horner's love of airplanes, often spending time at New England air museum in Windsor Locks. He also loved to go to airports and just watch the planes take off and land. Roger made many friends through the years, and had many lifelong friends. Roger was kind, caring and helpful to anyone that needed help. He was loved very much by everyone that knew him and he will be missed more then he could ever imagine by everyone.
In lieu of flowers Rogers wife Laura feels that a donation in Roger's name to the CT Humane Society at 701 Russell Rd, Newington, CT 06111 would be a fitting tribute. They adopted Rogers beloved dog Dio from the CT Humane Society in 2010 and Dio brought Roger and his wife both many years of happiness before he passed in 2019 leaving a huge hole in both of their hearts.
A private celebration of life in Roger's honor will be planned at the convenience of the family.