Roger Ailes

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Roger Ailes, the former Fox News chief who built the company into a media powerhouse, died Thursday, May 18, 2017. He was 77.

Ex-Fox News chief built company into a powerhouse...

Roger Ailes, the longtime Fox News chief who built the company into a populist media powerhouse over two decades before resigning last year amid multiple sexual harassment allegations, died Thursday, May 18, 2017. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. May your memories and the Bible bring you comfort. LyR

Posted by A friend   January 17, 2018

I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May our Heavenly Father provide strength and comfort to your family during this time of grief. "For he is near to those broken at heart ". Ps 34:17,18.

Posted by A friend   December 27, 2017

Roger was wonderful to work with at WOUB in Athens, OH while we both attended Ohio University. His goal was to be a millionaire; he succeeded

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends.

Robert A. (Bob) Harold

Posted by A friend   June 07, 2017


Thanking God for the mission Roger Ailes had on the earth. God uses his special angels for a reason. We only see in part now what God is doing and will thank God for the legacy and input of his sharing his talent to encourage the value and gifts of each soul. Roger Ailes was a marketplace servant available to enrich others lives. I am grateful I briefly met him and shared my journey. God has his servants connected on the earth. Much comfort and appreciation and his legacy for the goodwill of humankind continue.

Posted by - neighbor   May 26, 2017

Sixty years of friendship and many fond memories. May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You. And may you dwell in the House of the Lord, forever! My condolences to the family.

Posted by Kim Carpenter Redfield - Palm Desert, CA   May 23, 2017

Mr. Ailes.... a genius giant with a heart to match!
The cable network you founded and built will never be the can never be! You were the "wind beneath the wings". You are missed! Our prayers to
your wife, son, family , friends, and to those who worked for you and were loyal to you .... I know for a fact that you were loved and highly respected.

Posted by P. D. - Florida   May 22, 2017

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by A friend   May 22, 2017


Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May the God of love grant you peace of mind and comfort at this time. He is still loved and supported by many.

Posted by Mary Ruth - North Carolina - Friend   May 22, 2017

My prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by A friend   May 22, 2017

May the God of ALL comforts prove to be with the family at this trying time.

Posted by D Alvarez - Jacksonville, FL   May 22, 2017

To the family and friends, so sorry for your loss. May the God Of All Comfort continue to give you all strength and peace during this most difficult time.

Posted by A friend   May 21, 2017

GOD BLESS ROGER AILES! Thank you for giving Conservatives a voice. <br />Miss your larger than life, presence!

Posted by Jacqueline Morgens - Cincinnati, OH - acquaintance   May 21, 2017

I wished I could have shook his hand and say " Thank you", god bless the family of Roger and all who knew and loved him.

Posted by Michael Byrnes - Frederick, MD   May 21, 2017

Rest In Peace. Job well done . Your Fox News changed the world and gave a voice to many

Posted by Sam Leonard - Sarasota, FL   May 20, 2017

To Rogers family, our family send our love and prayers. Roger had a wonderful influence on our extended family and we were blessed to call him our friend. You will be missed. R & J wilson

Posted by A friend   May 20, 2017

Rory and I wish to extend our condolences's on the loss of Roger Ailes/family.he'll surely be missed.luv,faith/rory

Posted by faith/rory tobin/dockett - newton centre/brighton, MA   May 20, 2017

Thank you, Roger Ailes for "The Best Cable TV Fair & Balanced News! You were an exceptional man with exceptional capabilities! God Bless and RIP, we love you.

Posted by J Lindsey - York, PA   May 20, 2017


Farewell to a dear friend from my Philadelphia days. Blessings to your wife and son.

Posted by Monique - Santa Monica, CA   May 20, 2017

Another brave warrior enrolled in the Army of God in Heaven, now beholding our LORD Jesus face to face. Well done, Mr. Ailes, thou good and faithful servant! Praying for the family: Mrs. Beth Ailes, son Zachary, and brother Robert that our LORD comfort you and all your loved ones with HIS peace and Presence as only God can at this sad time.

Posted by Denise Irene Falardeau - Chicopee, MA - friend   May 20, 2017


Thank you! Roger Ailes!

Posted by A friend   May 20, 2017

Mr. Ailes.... you will be terribly missed.... thank you for your legacy.... this is a sad time for the nation...and for the world! My sincere condolences to Mrs. Ailes and son Zackary. I am so, so very sad!

Posted by Angela Spina - Italy   May 20, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May you have peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   May 20, 2017

may God bless you and yours in this hour of grief. Roger was a true friend and has earned a special place in american history. Bob Turner

Posted by A friend   May 20, 2017

To The Family Roger Ailes
My condolences to the family on the loss of your dear beloved one. May you find comfort in knowing Almighty God is close to those brokenhearted.

Posted by R C - IL   May 20, 2017

when did rogewr was born

Posted by james robertson - hoffman estates, IL - Acquaintance   May 20, 2017

May you be rewarded for all your great deeds done in this earth.

Posted by Peace - IN   May 20, 2017

I owe Roger. And I will never forget that.

Posted by Tom Messner - New York, NY   May 20, 2017

My sincere sympathies to the family and friends

Posted by A friend   May 20, 2017

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by - OH   May 20, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. God shares your grief and wants to comfort you and all those who are mourning for this precious family member. Isaiah 57:18

Posted by - GA   May 20, 2017

May the Creator of all things bring His comfort and peace to all family and friends of Roger Ailes. God bless.

Posted by Mary Alice Antwine - Humboldt, TN   May 20, 2017


Fair and Balanced. That's the way FOX News was all about. Thank you, Roger and may you rest in peace.

Posted by Carl Franks - Watertown, NY   May 19, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Roger. Rest assured life is precious to our Creator. He promises to act in our behalf.
1 Corinthians 15:26

Posted by christian    May 19, 2017

To the entire Ailes family my deepest sympathies. I will keep you all in my prayers. A great man. Fox News has not been the same since Mr. Ailes left. God bless

Posted by TKS - Savannah,Ga.   May 19, 2017

May you know just how much your life has meant to so many of us! Your FOX station had a huge welcomed impact for a lot of us forgotten! Thank you Sir.
To your loving family may they cherish the life and memories in the years to come and find peace. You are all in our prayers....

Posted by Nancy Skrzyniarz - Savannah, GA   May 19, 2017


rest in peace dear man and you are blessed & in the Lord's arms now

Posted by Gloria LaLuna - Ossining, NY   May 19, 2017


Mr. Ailes I just want to thank you for Fox News. Now a days I don't watch it because Oreilly is off. I have such respect for you. May you Rest In Peace.

Posted by Linda - NJ   May 19, 2017

I've loved listening to the broadcasters from Fox honoring him as they shared stories of compassion and help to them and their families as they were going through personal struggles. I choose to honor his memory, not looking back, because I believe he has gone to a better peaceful place. Rest In Peace and may his family be in peace, as well, with time.

Posted by Jennifer - Houston, TX   May 19, 2017


RIP Roger you are so missed and appreciated

Posted by Gloria LaLuna. Ossining - NY   May 19, 2017

to Elizabeth and Zach and all of Roger's extended family my sincerest condolences Roger was a very special man to me and did a great deal to help I took care of his home in Croton and penthouse in the city and all his pets for him especially Jeb Stuart teacup terrier I would never forget Roger's warmth and consideration for me in the years that I've worked for him and I will miss him dearly may he rest in peace

Posted by Gloria LaLuna - Ossining NY   May 19, 2017


Condolences to Mr Roger Ailes' loved ones. Mr Ailes achievements are great. Fox news is the best. Rest in peace.

Posted by A L    May 19, 2017

Fox News is the only news channel that tells it straight. Thank you for Fox News.
Jim Landreau

Posted by Jim Landreau - Macon, GA   May 19, 2017

I am sorry for your loss. May the peace of God be with you.

Posted by A friend   May 19, 2017

God bless Mr. Ailes. I know our Lord will hold him close. I will include your family in my prayers. I thank God for the genius of Mr. Ailes reflected in Fox news.

Posted by Liz Schaeffer - Collinsville, IL   May 19, 2017


You will be remembered as one the greatest patriots of our generation whose American talents and enthusiasm made your news career possible. So we celebrate your life in the American Way!

Posted by Donna James - Wilmington, NC   May 19, 2017

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Mr Ailes. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" & "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time. He will be sorrily missed. May the Almighty in his infinite wisdom give solace to the bereaved. (Isaiah 61:1&2)

Posted by MAE - New York, NY   May 19, 2017

This man Changed the World for the better. He may have saved America. Eternally grateful.

Posted by D Eid - Burtonsville, MD   May 19, 2017

My prayers are with the family of Roger Ailes
May the hearer of our prayers give you strength from above

Posted by Phillips - Lithonia, GA   May 19, 2017


Rest In Peace.
GOD Bless your soul.

Posted by Maro Adams - Reading, PA   May 19, 2017

So sorry to hear of Roger Ailes passing. I want to extend my most sincere condolences to his family. You are in our thoughts and prays, Take comfort in knowing that God keeps those who die in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. - Psalm 116:15

Posted by Sandy Green - Jamaica, New York   May 19, 2017

May your family find comfort in knowing it has been promised death will one day be no more.

Posted by A friend   May 19, 2017

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by EBrewer - Stone Mountain, GA   May 19, 2017

Elizabeth,Robert and Zach :please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of a wonderful husband and father. May you have peace and comfort during this sad time.

Posted by - OH   May 19, 2017

To the family and friends, I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray that The God Of All Comfort continues to give you strength and peace during this most difficult time.

Posted by A friend   May 19, 2017

Sympathies to all. Roger left this a better world on his way to an even better one. You are missed by so many.

Posted by Brian Metras and Family - North Syracuse, NY   May 19, 2017

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Posted by Mary - CA   May 18, 2017

May the God of all peace bring comfort bring comfort to the family at this difficult time.

Posted by Carlotta    May 18, 2017

My sincere sympathies to Elizabeth and Zachary. Hoping you will cherish the memories that you had together. May God give you the grace and strength in this time of loss.

Posted by Fortunata Campbell - NJ - acquaintance   May 18, 2017


RIP, Roger.

Posted by Judith Gerstenblatt - NEW YORK, NY   May 18, 2017

My deepest sympathies to the family from myself and my husband (now in heaven with Roger).

Roger was a wonderful, generous man. I would like to leave a thank you and condolences on behalf of my late husband Wilfred Gerstenblatt (comedian and author) whom Roger managed briefly when he was an agent and always reached out to him. Wille loved Roger and Roger showed nothing but love and generousity to Wille. I feel like I knew him. He will be so missed!

Posted by Judith Gerstenblatt - NEW YORK, NY   May 18, 2017

My condolences to the family. May the God of peace help you through this difficult time Phillippians 4:6,7 and may you cherish every moment you had with him.

Posted by - NJ   May 18, 2017

Goodbye to a great American. My condolences to his family. My prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Posted by Rebecca McCreary - Lawrenceville, GA   May 18, 2017

This was a tremendously great man! To say he was brilliant, charismatic &amp; inspiring is an understatement. He shaped my working life at Ailes Communications from 1988-96 and taught me lessons no University could ever hope to do. My most sincere condolences and prayers are offered to Beth &amp; Zack, Dr. Ailes and the rest of Roger's extended family &amp; friends.

Posted by Steve D'Agostino - Yardley, PA - friend   May 18, 2017

To the Family of Roger Ailes, My sincere condolences to you. Mr. Ailes served All people by his contributions to bringing forth conservative viewpoints, as well, as fair and balanced viewpoints. Nothing can change the good he did. Sincerely, Freda Morescki, Mesa, AZ

Posted by A friend   May 18, 2017

Goodbye Mr Roger for now. We are looking forward to seeing you in paradise. May God give your family, friends and fans much comfort and strength. God love you.

Posted by A friend   May 18, 2017

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

Posted by - GA   May 18, 2017

A Great American Thank You For Being Who You Were You Will Be Missed To Family Deepest Sympathys
God Bless

Posted by Derrick Lucie - Waynesville, NC   May 18, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you Elizabeth, your son, Zachary, and your entire family. God bless you always.

Allison Costarene
(Fox News Anchor 1996-1998)

Posted by A friend   May 18, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by G. Freeman    May 18, 2017

The family and friends of Roger Ailes (Wife & Son) have my deepest sympathy. RIP John 5:28

Posted by Rose Duodu - Walterboro, SC   May 18, 2017


Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - St.Agatha, ME   May 18, 2017

My sincere condolence for your loss may you have many good memories of your loved one.

Posted by - IN   May 18, 2017

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Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   May 18, 2017

I remember meeting Roger Ailes a few years ago. He sat next to me at a Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders game. He was a real cool dude! RIP Roger!

Posted by JW Whitaker - Los Angeles, CA   May 18, 2017

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Roger Ailes, the former Fox News chief who built the company into a media powerhouse, died Thursday, May 18, 2017. He was 77.