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Roger Gantzarow

Of Madison. June 16, 2014, age 71 years. Dear brother of Marshall Gantzarow. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Funeral Service 1:00 PM Wed., June 18, 2014 at Temple Menorah, 9363 N. 76th St. Milwaukee, WI 53223. Interment Beth Hamedrosh Hagodel Cemetery. Roger was an employee of the State of Wisconsin as a certified counselor for the Department of Workforce Development. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Temple Menorah, appreciated.

Past Comments

Mary Ann Grymala

There are so many good things I could say about Roger. His passion and dedication to the field of Counseling, his encouraging words and expertise. He was a kind gentle man who also enjoyed life. Roger will always be my counseling chief.

God Speed,

Mary Ann Grymala-Professional Counselor

Susan Silverstein

Dear Marshal:

I’m so saddened to see this. Last time we spoke, it was 20 yrs ago and seems like yesterday. You were getting ready to go visit Rodger in Madison while he went through knee surgery. I didn’t have opportunity to know Rodger as well as you, but I do know you and your brother were very devoted to each other. I feel a profound sense of sadness just thinking about this.

I am sorry I won’t be able to attend your brother’s service tommorow, as I now live in Philadelphia. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that the G*d of all comfort, gives you the fortitude to get through this chapter of life. May Rodger’s memory be for a blessing.

Best Regards,

your cousin Susan

Bobbi Floyd

Dear Marshall,

Jane shared the sad news of Roger’s passing. I cannot believe a man so full of life is gone. My heart and thoughts are with you. I am so pleased he was with you when he passed. I know he will be watching ball games from up above! Dick and I were so pleased to spend a little bit of time with both of you in Boston last year.

With warmest regards,


Andy Helwig

I have known Roger since 1971 when we both worked for the State of Wisconsin. He was always a stalwart, a solid, well-grounded individual.

In sports, good players are said to play “the right way.” Roger was such an individual, as an employment counselor, a state counseling suopervisor, an employee of the State of Wisconsin, and a professional association member.

Bob Hand

I was so very sad to learn of Roger’s passing. He was such a great man and as a Minnesotian, we enjoyed enjoyed much bantering about border battles and I must admit Roger won most of them.

He was a kind and gentle man that always had a great perspective on things with a very common sense approach to life. Roger was a significant influence in my NECA and Mid-West ACA life and I will always be indebted to him. My deepest sympathy & prayers to you and all his family.

Kay Monks

My sympathy to Roger’s family. Roger’s support during my time in NECA was greatly appreciated, he was force in the in the development of NECA and the NECA workshops. His contributions to counseling and NECA will not be forgotten.

Dale Staebell

I have known Roger since 1970 when I worked as a counselor in Eau Claire and Roger was worked for the State of Wisconsin in Madison. He was a stalwart individual both as a counselor and later in his career as a state counseling supervisor. He could be counted on for ‘doing things the honest and courageous way”

Sincere condolences to the Gantzarow family on your loss.

Roger was a very special person and he touched the lives of many people across the country. I was privileged to meet him for the first time when he served as the president of NECA. He did an outstanding job in that role and presided during all the festivities around the 25th anniversary. What a memorable time that was for all who got to participate. I will remember Roger as a dear friend and a fellow Wisconsin Badger. I always looked forward to seeing him at the annual NCDA conference and am so glad that I got to see him in Boston. Going back home to Wisconsin just won’t be the same. I will truly miss him and his wonderful sense of humor.

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