Roger A. Au, 78, of North Ridgeville, Ohio passed away Friday, December 2, 2011, at St. John Medical Center, Westlake, Ohio following a short illness.
He was born in Willard, Ohio and had been a resident of North Ridgeville for the past 45 years.
Roger served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was the owner and operator, along with his wife Carol, of Kenilridge Kennel in North Ridgeville for 40 years.
He was a member of the Dog Writers Assoc. and wrote the Pet Column for the Lorain Journal and Rural Urban newspapers.
He was also Clerk of Council for the city of North Ridgeville and Executive Director for the Lorain County, Ohio APL.
A member of the Masons Golden Lodge #562 in Willard, and Scottish Rite 32nd degree with the Valley of Cleveland for the past 50 years.
Survivors include his wife, Carol (nee Shade); son, Sean of Newport News, Virginia; daughters, Phoebe Au of New Orleans, Deidre Fraley of Elyria, Ohio; three grandchildren; niece, Judy Herman of North Olmsted, OH; and dear friend Julie Chappell of North Ridgeville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Florence (nee Smith) Au; and brother, Stanley Au.
A Memorial Service will be held 11 A.M., Thursday, December 8, 2011 at David Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville.
Burial will follow in Butternut Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 East 185th St., Cleveland, OH 44119