Roger L. Askew, Jr.
August 3, 1967 - February 2, 2023
Roger L. Askew, Jr., age 55, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2023.
Born in Williamsburg, VA on August 3, 1967, he was the son of Roger L. and Pamela M. (Opie) Askew. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Virginia Tech, Roger also played football for the admired school. He was an avid basketball player and enjoyed watching sports, especially cheering on his Philadelphia Eagles and Virginia Tech Hokies. Roger also had a passion for playing his guitar and composed his very own songs. More than anything else, he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Roger was preceded in death by his sister, Veronica Askew-Carter. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Donna A. (Cook) Askew; children, James Cook, Necole Spinazzola (Joseph), and Deena Tracey (Steve); grandchildren, Lynsey, Gianni, Torrin, Shea, Padraig, and Ava; nephews, Durell and Jamal; and his faithful Pomeranians, Melody and Pearl.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roger’s memory to Middletown Family YMCA, by clicking here.
5 Condolences for Roger L. Askew, Jr.
We are so sorry for your loss
Roger was a valued mentor to me at my first job at Bracco Diagnostics. He reinforced work ethic and project completion while having fun along the way. He was a rare soul and will be missed.
Roger was my big brothers first friend in California. We were all living on Mather AFB. What a wonderful place and time to be children. I was happy to re-connect years later on social media. He was such a nice man and I’m just heartbroken for his loved ones. Sending love to you all.
Trish Evans Huheey
I am so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. He was my next door neighbor at VT and a great guy. He will be missed.
Such an Amazing guy! You will be missed by everyone.