Ann Tarkington Rogers Michaluk

Ann Tarkington Rogers Michaluk

04.25.1920 - 12.16.2017
Portsmouth, Virginain

Ann Tarkington Rogers Michaluk, 97, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Dominion Village of Chesapeake surrounded by her family.

She was predeceased by her parents, Noah W. and Nora Vick Tarkington; five brothers, Denver P. Tarkington, Samuel V. Tarkington, Edward H. Tarkington, William W. Tarkington and Frank C. Tarkington; two sisters, Norma T. Gardner, Elenora Tarkington; husband, Harold P. Rogers and Simon J. Michaluk; and her grandson, Anthony Ferro.

Left to cherish her memory are, her daughter, Maxine Rogers Schiffman, writer, and husband David of Rheinbeck, New York; son, Harold Parker Rogers, Jr., motivational speaker, and wife Delores from Virginia Beach, Virginia; two grandchildren, John Ferro and wife Denise Poughkeepsie, New York ; Christian Rogers and wife Andressa from Los Angeles, California; two greatgrandchildren, Nica Ferro and Nolon Ferro;  one sister, Letty T. Solomon from Virginia Beach, Virginia and niece, Letty Gardner Hernly who she loved as her own daughter.

Ann was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Coming from a large family that was filled with love and she passed that love on to her extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins and the wives and husbands of her siblings.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Portsmouth for over 73 years where she was a Sunday school and Bible school teacher.  Ann and her husband, Harold, were also active with the youth group.

Having lived in the Green Meadow Point subdivision for over fifty years, she loved so many of her neighbors like family and formed lifetime friendships.  For many years she was an active member of the Green Meadow Point Garden Club.

Dancing was always a part of her life; she was an extremely talented dancer and danced all over the world. Ann was an active member of the Bachelors Club, Shrine Club and Portsmouth Cotillion.

She was an avid world traveler!  Among her favorite places to visit were Paris, Hawaii and Manhattan.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Ann T.R. Michaluk will be held at 1:00 PM on December 20, 2017 in the First Presbyterian Church, 515 Court St. Portsmouth, VA 23704 by Dr. Steven E. Frazier. A private family burial will take place on Thursday at Liberty Spring Christian Church. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington Street, Suffolk is serving the family. The family would like to thank the staff of Dominion Village for their over and above care and love they extended to Ann and her family members.  Condolences may be registered at


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First Presbyterian Church
515 Court Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
United States


Our thoughts and prayers with those who mourn the passing of Ann Michaluk. We ask that you know God's presence.

Oral and Karen Lambert

I am so sorry for your loss, my condolences to your family. I am just now finding out about Mrs. Ann. I loved this woman like my own grandmother, she was the sweetest woman that I have ever met. I met her while I was a housekeeper at Dominion Village in 2014. She was the first place I told when I got married and she felled in loved with my daughter. You will truly be missed Mrs. Ann, I love you. I pray God will continue to strengthen your family in their time of need. May your soul restate in everlasting peace.

Shantel Palmer

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