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In Memory of Roger P. Proulx

Our REC Foundation colleague Roger P. Proulx passed away at home in Bradenton, FL on February 18, 2013 at the age of 67. He is survived by his beloved wife of 13 years, Martha Jane Proulx.

The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and all of us in the youth STEM community lost a respected coworker, dedicated mentor and great friend with Roger’s passing. Roger gave himself completely to the mission of inspiring tomorrow’s leaders and his friends, neighbors. The students in the Bradenton area whose lives he touched will deeply miss him.

Roger was born in RobinRoger P. Proulxs Warner, GA, in 1945 and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Saint Anselm’s College.  He served a tour of active duty in Vietnam from 1967-1969 and retired from the Army Reserves in 1991.  He worked as a business consultant, owned a performance management company, and most recently was the Regional Support Manager for the REC Foundation in Florida.  Roger served over 3,000 volunteer hours in the Manatee County school system at Lee Middle School, Bayshore High School, and the Manatee County Technology Student Association.

Donations in lieu of flowers should be sent to:  Florida TSA, P.O. Box 121614, W. Melbourne, FL  32912 “Roger P. Proulx Memorial Scholarship” or to Bayshore High School TSA, 5401 34th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34210.