A photo of Roger E. McClurg

Roger E. McClurg

Roger E. McClurg, age 74, of Bear, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

He was a son of Blanca Rosa McClurg Stephenson and the late Harold Ray McClurg.

Throughout his life, Roger held a love of aviation. He began flying while still in high school. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute, graduating in 1970 with a B.S. in aerospace engineering. He continued flying through 1985 both as an instructor and as a charter pilot for Summit Aviation.

Roger was also committed to photography. He learned the art from his father and passed it on to both his son and daughter (now professional photographers).

During college, Roger developed a love for computers. While an undergraduate, he assisted his professor in developing a program for NASA during the height of the Space Race. After college, he continued working with computers in the Navy, then later for DuPont and CSC. During his career, his peers referred to him as a “mad scientist” for his knack for invention and discovery.

In addition to his mother, Roger is survived by his beloved wife, PJ McClurg of Bear, DE; son, Scott McClurg of Bear, DE; brothers, Harry McClurg of Richmond, VA, and James McClurg of Mount Pleasant, SC; daughter, Heather Siple of Wilmington, DE; and grandchildren, Rebecca Siple, and Zachary Siple of Wilmington, DE.       

All services will be held privately.    

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  • Good friend and a positive influence to RC community and the Delaware RC Club, he will be missed.

  • My condolences to you and Scott. It has been some time since I last saw Roger and you. Roger will be missed.

  • I knew Roger, PJ and Scott from the Delaware RC club and their Warbirds event where I had the pleasure of attending since at least 2008. Father and son, both gentlemen, PJ a lady. He will be missed. Sincerest condolences. Rick

  • Roger was a great man and will be missed by so many. We will miss Roger for his great talent and enormous contributions where he gave everything he could. I have known Roger for over 40 years and was a lifelong friend to my dad and my family. Roger could engineer and create anything ….a great mind and talent. PJ and Scott so sorry for your loss. Anything you need please let me know. Myself and or community have lost a great man and will be missed by so many ! Dave Malchione

  • My deepest sympathy for your lost, Roger will be greatly missed. He was a good friend to me. I was truly impressed with his wisdom and knowledge of science and aviation. I will be praying for you and family.

  • My condolences. I worked with Roger a number of times, we were in the same group for a while. We worked on computers many times together.

    I thought he was a funny guy..we always enjoyed working together.

  • PJ .. I’m so sorry, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Tom and I where wondering why we hadn’t seen you guys at Costco!

  • Roger,
    Thank you for your kindness and support!