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Roger Cernius, age 82, a resident of Los Chavez, NM, passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2020. He was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Roger grew up in Worcester, MA. He moved to NM from San Diego after his retirement as a physicist for the United States Navy. Roger married Annette in 1985 and started his family a year later with the loves of his life Katie, Kenny, Jeff, and Esmeralda. He loved farming his land and raising his cows. Roger enjoyed taking his boys to ice hockey and baseball gave him the most joy in life. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alphonse and Alice Cernius. Roger is survived by his loving wife, Annette Cernius; children, Katie and Eric Jiron, Kenny and Sasha Cernius, Jeff and Brittney Cernius, and Esmeralda Cernius; sisters, Pauline and Helen of California; sisters-in-law, Barbara Torres, Janette Hansen, Roselyn Lackey, Karen Toledo, and Sandi Gonzales; and brothers-in-law, Michael and Tom Toledo; and 6 grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews. Roger was beloved by all who knew him for his kindness and hard work in all his kids endeavors. All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. A Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2020. A Final Visitation will begin at 9:30a.m. with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, January 27, 2020. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Kenny and Jeff Cernius, and Eric Jiron. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505)864-4448.