John J. Roland, age 90, of Mahanoy City, died Monday night at Shenandoah Senior Living Community. Born in Shenandoah he was the son of the late Joseph & Mildred Roland. He was a graduate of Shenandoah Schools and was a Marine Corps veteran serving during the Koren conflict. He was a member of St. Teresa of Calcutta Church in Mahanoy City and the former Shenandoah American Legion Post. He had been employed by General Cigar/Culbro and also worked security for a variety of venues.
Preceding him in death were his wife Mary Ann in 2011 and 2 sisters Josephine Roland and Eleanor Jean Guthrie. Survivors include 2 daughters Kathleen Roland of Norfolk VA and Mary Jane Roland of Corpus Christi Texas, a sister Helen Durgin of Maryland. Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside religious and interment services on Friday morning at 10 AM at St. Casimir's Cemetery in Shenandoah Heights. The Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher will officiate. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guest book at www.jarrettfuneralhome.com.
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