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December 07, 2016
As a first year teacher Roland was the perfect principal to guide the beginning of my teaching career at Custer School. With deep respect for his influence as an educator and friend, I send my deepest condolences to all of you in his family. Joa Corbitt
November 21, 2016
I'm so sorry to hear about Roland's passing. I have good memories of him as the respected Custer School Principal. Here is the most important for me.
It was 1962 and John Glenn had just been the first American to orbit the earth. I was in 4th grade at Custer School. Mr Peterson was the principal and was an important and somewhat scary figure to a 4th grader. On that day, our class was in the music room when Mr Storms, the music teacher, was called out of the room via the fascinating new intercom system. There was an intercom call button on the wall with a sign that said, "Do not press this button unless there is an emergency".
Peter Svedin dared anybody to push the button to see what happens, and I took the dare. I pressed the button. Silence. Then Mr Peterson's voice came on the intercom and said, "Whoever just pushed that button, please come the the principal's office immediately!"
With fear and trepidation, I slinked down to the principal's office. He was waiting for me, and sternly said,
"Buttons are not to be pushed when you are not authorized. Can you imagine the catastrophe if people pushed buttons whenever they wanted at Cape Canaveral? It's very important to follow instructions, and you did not do that. What do you think should happen to people who don't follow directions?"
Fearing the paddle, I apologized profusely and promised to never ever press buttons that were not mine to press. I did not get the paddle, although it was common in those days. Instead, Mr Peterson told me that I might have a job a Cape Canaveral some day, and that it's important to learn about pushing buttons only when I am authorized.
I've never forgotten that lesson, and can truthfully say that I've never pushed an unauthorized button since that day.
With love and respect,
Carol Bezona Woodward
November 20, 2016
I remember your father as he looks in this picture. He was a steady, kind, smiling man whom I respected very much during my years at Custer Jr. High.
I am sorry for your loss.
Sandy Hamm
November 20, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. May God wrap you in his arms and give you peace. Celebrate his life and the love he shared.
With love and sincere sympathy
Bucky and Lorraine
November 18, 2016
Good man, great neighbor. Sorry for your loss blessings to all the family.
November 18, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of Roland's passing. He is a big part of my Custer memories.
November 17, 2016
A kind man with a happiness in his eyes is what I recall. And he sang to himself while greeting his students as we entered the building each school morning. My sympathy for your loss. (Custer School student)
November 17, 2016
Audrey, I was saddened to see Rolands obituary in the paper. Another of the great ones is gone. I have such fond memories of you both. Living in Custer, one gets close to neighbors. My mom, Arliss, enjoyed having the two of you as friends as well. I admired him in his work at the school and in the community. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sheila Atwater
November 16, 2016
Audrey, and family, we are so sorry for your loss.Roland was a special friend and neighbor and we will all cherish the memories we shared raising our kids next to you two up on Church hill..
November 15, 2016
He was the kindest, most caring principal I ever had. Custer Grade School student.

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