Roger Heller was a beloved husband, father, brother and friend. Roger lived in New Haven all his life, and he knew every inch of this town, from one end to the other. It was his world. He knew the business world in this town and the sports and the people from the mayor to the dogcatcher.
After high school he went to work as a salesman for a custom tailor. He went all over, selling to the Fords and the Kennedys and people all over the country. He was a great communicator and a great story-teller and he was interested in everything. He could talk everyone’s language; he could talk to the elite and he could talk to the riffraff. He was a character in the best sense of the word. The strange thing was that he could talk to and be with anyone, but he was always still himself. He wanted to know everything and he could learn from complete strangers. (more…)