Roger Korfmann

  • Born: September 5, 1964
  • Died: February 23, 2017
  • Location: Radnor, Pennsylvania

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Wayne, PA 19087
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Father, Loving Son, Great-Grandson and Brother.

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Roger by adding your memories and photos.

Roger S. Korfmann, born September 5, 1964 in Lexington Virginia, died on February 23, 2017, in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Son of Cynthia Paugh Korfmann and the late Roger Sennott. Roger was the beloved father to his daughters, Isabella, Sophia and Amelia Korfmann of Radnor, Pennsylvania, and is survived by his great-grandmother, Louise Paugh of Palm Beach, Florida, his mother, Cynthia Paugh Korfmann of Lugano, Switzerland and Palm Beach Florida, his sister Kristen Olney of Hoboken, New Jersey and his former wife Karen Korfmann of Radnor, Pennsylvania as well as famly Carolina Rocha Poubel and Hugh Corradi.

Roger was raised in Zurich and Lugano, Switzerland and attended The Choate-Rosemary Hall School, The TASIS School in Lugano, and The University of South Carolina. He worked as a Computer Software Developer for Unysis Corp in Switzerland, The Dresdner Bank of Zurich, Premier Solutions Ltd - a Safeguard Scientifics Company - ESF Day Camps, and for the last 6 years with AlignAlytics in Wayne, Pennsylvania as a Computer Product Developer and Engineer. He will be remembered for his passion for the social and cultural arts, his love of teaching and technology, music, travel, photography and skiing. He was a lifelong tennis and paddle tennis player and won many Swiss tennis awards as a youth at the County, State and National level. Roger was a loyal and cherished friend to all who knew him. He emanated peace and kindness, warmth, humor and love for his family.

A memorial service in celebration of Roger's life will be held for all in the community at 6:00 PM this Thursday March 2, 2017 at The Merion Cricket Club at 325 Montgomery Avenue, Haverford, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in honor of Roger Korfmann to or


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Cindy, Kristin and Lulu,
Our deepest condolences - there are no words. We are so very sorry, our prayers are with you and Roger's daughters.

Posted by Gabriela and Andre Wannenmacher - Bragg Creek, AB, Canada - Friend   October 30, 2017

Although we haven't seen each other for years, we knew you were here. And now you're gone. We are so sad and can not believe it. You left to early, Roger, you were such a wonderful person. The time we had in Lugano -pancakes out of the window- and then later in Zurich. Memories, so many memories. You will always be with us.

Posted by Gabriela and Andre Wannenmacher - Bragg Creek, AB, Canada - Friend   October 30, 2017

Roger was a brilliant person who made my life better for knowing him. I am deeply saddened and only hope for peace and happiness for his daughters and Karen, as well as his mother and all that knew and loved him. Ci vidiamo presto Roger! Forza!

Posted by Lex Remillard - West Chester, PA - friend   April 17, 2017

Roger - I always had a great time and giggle with you. I am thankful that my wife and Karen brought you into our lives. Our children love "Uncle Roger" and have wonderful memories of you. I promise to do anything for your beautiful daughters. Rest in peace, my friend.

Posted by Christian Levis - wayne, PA - Family Friend   March 18, 2017

Dear Cindy and Kristin, please accept my most sincere condolences for the loss of Roger. I have so many good memories as childhood friends growing up in Lugano. We spent endless hours playing outdoor pick up games. Roger introduced me to (American) football and to baseball. He taught me how to skateboard. During rainy days or evenings we played never ending Risk board games, taking over his dining room in via Pedemonte. I remember many ski weekends and a ski camp together as young members of the Ski Club Mt Brè. Unfortunately we lost touch when we both moved from Lugano to pursue our college studies. I will always keep Roger in my memories and my heart.

Posted by Roberto Gobbi - Marietta, GA - Friend   March 06, 2017

I am so saddened to hear of your passing Roger. I have many happy memories of work in the "West Wing" at ESF with you. Sending love and prayers to your family.

Posted by Trish Davis - Delran, NJ   March 04, 2017

Dear Roger, this is so sad! You left to early! You will stay in my memory...we were such good neighbours in Lugano, at the time when we were still living with our parents...and I can remember the nice winter holiday in Sedrun in those years. There are no words to express how hard it is to accept your departure. I would like to make my condolences to Cindy, Cristina and to all your beloved Family. Ciao Roger.

Posted by Valentina Giller (Szemere) - Horgen-Zürich - Friend   March 03, 2017

Dear Roger! This is so sad! You've gone to early! I will always remember you! My sencere condolences to Cindy and the whole Family.

Posted by Valentina Giller(Szemere) - Horgen (Zürich) - Friend   March 03, 2017

Roger, you missed me so much, I still can not believe it.
The short time we met, gave to see the wonderful person that you were, that playful person attentive and very humble.
I am sure you will miss us a lot.
But I'm sure we'll meet again someday!
As we always talk, YOU AND MY BROTHER!

Posted by Rafael Guasti - Vitoria, CA - friend   March 03, 2017

Roger, you missed me so much, I still can not believe it.
The short time we met, gave to see the wonderful person that you were, that playful person attentive and very humble.
I am sure you will miss us a lot.
But I'm sure we'll meet again someday!
As we always talk, YOU AND MY BROTHER!

Posted by Rafael Guasti - Vitoria, AB - friend   March 03, 2017

Roger, you left us much too soon. I remember you as a student from TASIS ...full of life, good humor, intellect, and an inspiring multicultural perspective. You were a great addition to one of the in pro travel trips I sponsored. I will always remember you with a quick smile and a good word for everyone you met. You had a way of bringing out the best in each of us. My thoughts are with your family. Rest in peace, Roger.

Posted by Robin Groelle - Bradenton   March 03, 2017

Our hearts are broken. A kind, gentle, sweet soul has left us and the world is less for having lost him. He left behind the most beautiful daughters and cherished memories. Oh the fun we had in Lost Tree.
We will miss him madly xxoo

Posted by Robyn McDonald - Toronto, ON - friend   March 03, 2017

When I saw you the first time. In a beautiful place called paradise in Switzerland I thought, my God, what a beautiful thing, I looked at you so much, that you smiled, that smile that I will never forget, and it was only a kiss to fall in love .... And it's with the Broken heart I come to say goodbye, I could not go but I know that you came to see me my love, rest in peace ..... I will love you forever ...... bubu.

Posted by Carolina E poubel - Vitoria   March 03, 2017

Roger you were like a little brother for me. I can still see the sparkling eyes and grin while you would stay in your ski socks hoping we wouldn't notice the smell of a day on the ski slopes. My sincere condolences to the whole family in such a difficult moment.

Posted by Erika Simon - Lugano - friend   March 02, 2017

Dear Roger, i just see images of us playing baseballs and riding skateboards in Cassarate when we were kids.
Roger i will miss you a lot, RIP my dear.
My warmest condolences to Cindy and the Family.

Posted by Dario Zampolli - Lugano - friend   March 02, 2017

RIP! You will be missed!

Posted by Stephen Brooks - Mandeville, LA - classmate   March 02, 2017

Roger for me was like a little brother. With his twinkly blue blue eyes and a charmers grin he would get away with smelly feet after a days skiing with my was good to see you recently and its sad to hear you arent here in body anymore....your memory is alive in many of our childhood recollections...un abbraccio

Posted by Erika Simon - Lugano - friend   March 02, 2017

Pace e Amore

Posted by Sonia Ciulli - Lugano - friend   March 02, 2017

I am blessed to have known Roger for over 20 years and have never met a kinder soul. Will cherish the memories I have with Roger, Karen and the marvelous girls. I hope you are safe and at peace Roger. Please know how many people love you and will miss you. PS - Take it easy on the other Tennis Players up there!

Posted by Kristen Levis - 19087, PA - Family Friend   March 02, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with Roger's family especially his beloved daughters.

Posted by Theresa Ching - Bryn Mawr, PA - Family Friend   March 02, 2017

Godspeed old friend until we meet again. May the symphony never stop and your soul be at peace.
My sincerest condolences to all that loved you, especially to your family. Your TASIS family will miss your light & humor!

Posted by Karin Knolle - Sandia, TX - classmate   March 02, 2017

My deepest condolences to CINDY, CRISTINA, and the entire family.
RIP Roger!!! I'll forever cherish our childhood memories!!!

Posted by ANDREA RANDY DANNER - LUGANO - LOS ANGELES, CA - friend   March 02, 2017

Dear Roger... I have so many memories of our childhood, from elementary school in Lugano all the way to Tasis (High School). Many skiing trips with our families. You were always like a brother to me. We survived the adolescent years. I am so grateful that I have lots of amazing memories of our life. I would like to send my condolences to his family. You will always be in my heart.

Posted by susan ilcyn (simon) - santa barbara, CA - Friend   March 01, 2017

I was so sad to hear the heart breaking news. My son was a close friend to Roger. It is so painful to lose someone so young and vital! You will be missed Roger!

Posted by Dino Cionci - Havertown, PA - friend   March 01, 2017

My prayers and heartfelt sympathy go out to Roger's family. Personally, I am deeply saddened by his passing and will always remember our times together on the tennis and paddle courts. On to the next match Roger!

Posted by Bob Chiumento - Malvern, PA - friend   February 28, 2017 were a pleasure to play with, or against, on the tennis court. The ultimate unpretentious good guy. Rest easy.

Posted by Mark Cresap - friend   February 28, 2017

Godspeed, Roger. We will miss you.

Posted by Jim Staples - Devon, PA - Friend   February 28, 2017

Roger. We had a good ride at ESF. The world is a dimmer place for you to not be here. I hope you find the pearly white gates next to the pearly white Paddle courts. Cheers and farewell my friend.

Posted by Will Forbes - Bryn Mawr, PA - coworker   February 28, 2017

I am sorry for your loss. Pamela and I are keeping you in our prayers.

Roger meant a lot to me, we were both paddle and tennis partners for many years, always sharing laughs. Roger was a very good friend and always had something kind to say about everyone around him.

We miss Roger. His memory will always include thoughts of how he made our lives better.

Roger, Rest In Peace and Joy.

Posted by Fred Jacobs - Paoli, PA - Friend   February 26, 2017

Dearest many memories! Richard and I are so saddened to hear of your passing. You are gone too soon from all of your loved ones. You will be remembered with love and gratitude. Our prayers are with your family during their healing and with you also. So, so sad. Lucille

Posted by Lucille Santo - West Chester, PA - Friend   February 26, 2017

I am so sincerely sorry for your loss and the passing of Roger. I will forever remember working with him for so many years at ESF. He was always great to me!

Posted by Chris Landosky - Pine Beach, NJ - Coworker   February 26, 2017

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