ROGER MARGERUM

2015-06-28 deathnotice
ROGER MARGERUM

MARGERUM ROGER W. Beloved husband of Frances and father of Michael and Kim passed away at age 85 on June 21. He is survived by his brother, Charles, as well as grand and great- grandchildren. Roger opened one of the first independent minority owned firms operating in the mid seventies and he was a founding member of the National Organization of Minority Architects and was honored in 2008 with the Detroit Lifetime Achievement Award. He was awarded the AIA Detroit Gold Medal in 2011. His last project was the 45 degree angle house, built for his late wife, Fran. Roger was born and grew up in Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1956 with a BA in Architecture. He moved to Detroit in 1965, making it his home until he moved to an independent living apartment in Henry Ford Village two years ago. A Memorial Service will be in July; specifics to be finalized.