Roger Frank Lusetti

Roger Frank Lusetti passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on April 27, 2014. He was born October 7, 1940 in Ely, Nevada to the late Vincent and Lesina Settefrati Lusetti, Italian immigrants who had settled in Ely. He was the second child in a family of three. He graduated from White Pine High School in 1958. He married Judy Parks, his surviving wife of 53 years from Ruth, Nevada on July 8, 1961. Roger and Judy became the parents of two daughters who survive him: Teresa Fanelli (Donn) of Reno, NV and Pamela Aguirre (Tony).

He is also survived by grandchildren who he loved dearly, Mitch (Kellie) Jonas, Zach Jonas and Felicia Aguirre, by his brothers, Vance Lusetti of Oceanside, CA and Gary Lusetti of Lund, NV, and several nieces and nephews.

Roger worked for Northern Nevada Railroad in Ely until 1978 when the family moved to Elko where he went to work for Newmont Mining Company until his retirement in 2007. He loved hunting, fishing and hiking the mountains and deserts of Nevada, working in his yard, and cooking for family gatherings. Roger had been a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 40 years.

Funeral services were held Monday May 5, 2014 at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, with interment at the Memorial Garden of Prayer. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Grace Nativity Schools, 310 Edwards Ave., San Jose, CA 95110 or the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation online at or sent to AA&MDSIF, 100 Park Avenue, Suite 108, Rockville, MD 20850. The family will be notified of your thoughtful tribute.


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  1. Mary Schneider says:

    Rest in peace, Roger. A great fellow who I remember fondly, along with brothers Vince and Gary.

  2. Judy (Wiskerchen) Elze says:

    Sincere condolences and prayers to Roger’s family. May God be with you all and may HE bless each of you with strength and peace during this difficult time, and forever. R.I.P. Roger!

  3. Greg Panatopoulos says:

    Judy, So sorry to read of Roger’s passing. I will always remember his smile. May his Memory be Eternal. Greg

  4. Susan Stoddart Paprocki says:

    Judy, Teresa, and Pam,
    I am so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I love you all!

  5. Sr. Sandy DiCianno says:

    Dear Judy, Teresa, and Pam,

    I was so sorry to just find out about Roger passing away. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and prayers for you all at this difficult time. It was so nice to see the two of you in Ely a couple years ago. I am in Costa Mesa, CA right now teaching at St. John the Baptist school. My class and I will keep you in our prayers.
    May Our Lord comfort you all at this time.
    Sister Sandy

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