Sources include: Detroit Free Press The Detroit News Observer & Eccentric Media / Hometown Weeklies Livingston County Daily Press & Argus



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.

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Richard K Dozier07/01/2015

A gallant and elegant architect and mentor. I owe so much to Rodger his leadership and sincere conversations at the old SH & G which forged the successful direction of my career.

ken moody07/09/2015

worked with roger for nearly 4 years in the early 80's. I hope someone has documented all the work he has contributed to Detroit and Chicago. he will be missed

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