Bentley A. Rodgers, 26, of 201 Hale Lane, Bellefonte, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.
He was born May 29, 1996, in Lebanon, NH, a son of David A. Rodgers of Bellefonte and Kathy Carroll-Rodgers of Hardwick, VT.
Along with his parents, he is also survived by: a brother, Jonathan D. Carroll of Eustis, FL; a sister, Angela Joy Carroll & husband Danny Phillips of Burlington, VT; his paternal grandfather, John Rodgers of Belleville; paternal aunts & uncles, Audrey Gay Rodgers of Belleville; R. Joy Mernin & husband Keith of Belleville; John Rodgers, Jr. & wife Colleen of St. College; and James R. Rodgers & wife Cece of Waynesboro, VA; maternal uncles, Dale Christensen & spouse Steve of Walpole, NH; maternal cousins, Steven Christensen and Michael Christensen; and paternal cousins, Alexandria Winship & husband Jeremiah, Jackie Rodgers, Sam Rodgers & wife Jenna, Jillian Rodgers, Kaitrin Rodgers, Jessamine Mernin, Jack Mernin, Luke Rodgers, Abigail Rodgers, and Mark Rodgers.
He was preceded in death by: his uncle John Oldenburg, his aunt Lori Guess, his maternal grandparents, John H. Oldenburg, Jr. and Beverly Oldenburg, and his paternal grandmother, Gayle Rodgers.
Bentley graduated in 2014 from Mifflin County High School, where he was a member of the Tennis team. He was employed at Wegman’s in the sub shop, at Target during the holidays, and at Hameau Farms. He was a member of the Grace Covenant Church Youth Group in Lewistown and was an active participant with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation researching new medications.
He enjoyed spending time with his friends and going on trips. He was a lover of music and found happiness in writing short stories that he shared with family and friends.
A Celebration of his Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2022 for close family and friends at the home of Joy & Keith Mernin, 92 Plum Bottom Lane, Belleville, PA 17004. Pastor Darin Rex will officiate the service. Burial will take place at a later date at Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Bentley’s name to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 600 Corporate Circle, #103, Harrisburg, PA 17110, www.engage.cff.org; or to Make a Wish Foundation, 707 Grant St., #3700, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, https://wish.org; or to Children’s Miracle Network, c/o Katie Anderson, 1249 Cocoa Ave., Suite 115, Hershey, PA 17033, https://pennstate.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org.
Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville. Online condolences may be offered at www.hendersonfuneralhomes.net.