Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gerald M. Roll (July 27, 2011)

Gerald M. Roll, 85 of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio.

He was born December 27, 1925 in Brock, Ohio, son of the late Herbert and Esther (Martin) Roll. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ingeborg L. (Luduch-Ketterer) Roll; a sister, Roberta Davis; a brother, Nevin Roll; and a step daughter Pamela Davis.

Gerald was retired from Greenville Post Office where he had worked for 30 years and also worked for the New York R. R. for 15 years. He was a member of the Greenville Church of the Nazarene, Darke County Veteran's Honor Guard in which he played taps on the trumpet, Lifetime member of the Ansonia American Legion and Greenville VFW.

He is survived by his 2nd wife Dola (Uhrick) Roll ; sons, James C. Roll of Union City, OH, Fred (Deb) Roll of Greenville, Frank (Molly) Roll of Union City, OH; a daughter, Roberta Roll of Greenville; step sons, Craig (Brenda) Bland of Ridgeville, IN, Michael (Bev) Bland of Wayne Lakes; grandchildren, Philip (Sara) Roll, Elizabeth Roll, Lisa Wilson, Rhonda Mitchell; great grandchildren, Madison Mitchell, Kyra Mitchell, Kamaira Mitchell, Levi Wilson, Nickolas Roll, Lauren Roll; step grand children, Josh Bland, Naomi Bland, Chris Bland, Travis Bland, Adam Bland; step great grandchildren Claire Bland; a sister, Carolyn Brandon of Celina, OH; brothers, Byron "Barney" (Darlene) Roll of Bellfontaine, OH, Dwight (Barbara) Roll of Punta Gorda, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held Monday, August 1, 2011 at 10:30a.m. at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Thomas, Rev. Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, from 2 to 5 p. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Greenville Church of the Nazarene or Ansonia American Legion.

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