Roland was born and raised in Connecticut, lived in Lake Tahoe and retired in Florida. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard.
Among his survivors are his wife Ruth of Zephyrhills, Fla., daughters Phyllis Hayes of Carson City, Jacqueline Clark of Mesa, Ariz.; Joel Milot of Moosup, Conn.; grandchildren Renee Clark of Virginia City, David Clark of Stateline, Robert Clark of Sacramento, Calif., Timothy and Donald Bartholomew of Norwich, Conn. and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in his memory to Hospice Care Center, Dade City, Florida.