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Roger C. Schlobin passes away at age 72

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Roger Clark Schlobin, 72, passed away on April 25, 2017, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC.

The family will receive friends Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Roger, son of the late James and Virginia Schlobin of Port Richey, FL, believed in the transformative power of education. He taught college English courses for 40 plus years and was a professor emeritus of Purdue University North Central and a retired visiting assistant professor at East Carolina University. He earned a Ph.D. in medieval literature and languages from Ohio State University. He is a past editor of The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. During his teaching career, he cultivated many lasting friendships with faculty and students.

Roger enjoyed time with his family, friends, and beloved feline buddies. He also enjoyed tinkering with “Baby,” his 1977 Datsun 280Z car, and he was the founding president of the Emerald City Z Club in Greenville.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Susan McGee.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Peggy Novotny, of Greenville; stepchildren; Jenna Stewart and her husband, Douglas, of Noblesville, IN; Claire Novotny Merritt and her husband, Sean, of Dallas, GA; Elizabeth Bromberg and her husband, Jason, of Greenville; and Jacob Novotny of Wilson, N.C.; and step grandchildren, Julian Merritt, Paul Stewart, and Laurel Jane Stewart. He is also survived by his nephew and niece, Jesse and Eleanor March-McGee of Eureka, CA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Literacy Volunteers of Pitt County, 3107 Evans St., #E, Greenville, NC, 27834.

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Posted 4/26/2017




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