Deceased psychologist helps The Link in Newberry through estate sale

A psychologist who lived in Luce County has found a way to help an area nonprofit agency, even after his own death.

Dr. David Rogers lived in Newberry and passed away within the last month. He was a longtime supporter of The Link, the Luce County Community Resource and Recreation Center. The Link is raising money by holding an estate sale of his belongings.

“Dr. Rogers came down here and helped many people come in here to get food and household items for them when they needed it,” The Link executive director Mary Archambeau said. “When he passed away, he had told his brother about this place, and (he and his brother) decided that this was where his stuff should go.”

Dr. Rogers was a world traveler, so quite a few of the items have an international flair. The estate sale began this morning and ends at 5 p.m. Saturday.

“We really needed the help because normally, in the summer, we have a gentleman that pays for our summer food program to feed the children,” Archambeau said. “He recently came and told us that he’s had financial troubles and he couldn’t do what he always had done in the past.”

The Link is also auctioning off a Lincoln Town Car and a Dodge Dakota. They’re accepting sealed bids on the two vehicles until Friday, June 20th.