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ROLAND W. RADLOFF

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'ADLOFF ROLAND WALTER RADLOFF, PhD September 6, 1927November 25, 2013 Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend, died at the age of 86 in Sandy Spring, Maryland at Friends House of renal failure, in the compassionate care of Montgomery County Hospice, caregivers, and family. He leaves his wife of 33 years, Miriam Hope Jackson; his daughter, Leslie Kepley and her two children, Emma and Jackson and his new great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Elizabeth Kepley; his daughter, Judith Radloff, her husband, Dean Wilson and children, Elias and Jane; his son, Bennett Radloff, wife, Stephanie Doring Radloff and children, Michael, Veronica and Charles; his step-son, Matthew Lyon, wife, Jasmine Huang and children, Paul and Laura; his step-son, Andrew Lyon; his step-son, Jonathan Lyon and children, Tyler, Jeremy and Mary Evelyn; his step-daughter, Karen Lyon Rogers, husband, Jeffrey Rogers, and children, Elisabeth, Rebecca and Melissa; and his younger brother, Richard Radloff. He was predeceased by his older brother, Henry Radloff, Jr. in 1970. In addition, he is survived by several cousins, his former wife, Lenore Sawyer Radloff and his dear friends, F. Rhodes Cook and Memrie Ann Mckay-Cook. "Rollie" was born in Welcome, MN to the Rev. Henry William Carl Radloff and Emma Louise Golz Radloff. He cherished his Minnesota roots. He was a veteran of World War II and a post war graduate of Elmhurst College (IL), where he was active in drama. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota Graduate School in Psychology taught at Yale University on the Psychology Faculty. Thirty years of faithful and distinguished service in the Federal Government included 11 years as a Research Assistant at the Naval Medical Research Institute and 16 years with the National Science Foundation as a Program Director for Social Psychology and later as Special Assistant to the Assistant Director. He was a Congressional Fellow on the staff of Senator Charles Mathias in the Senate and Representative N. Pete McCloskey in the House of Representatives. He co-authored with Robert Helmreich, Groups Under Stress, based on research on the Sealab and Tektite Projects. Rol was a devoted father and grandfather, delightful travel companion, superb bridge player, prodigious producer of tomatoes, gourmet cook of Christmas Goose, ardent Nationals baseball fan (as well as a Caps hockey fan) , jazz enthusiast, accomplished photographer, avid reader in history and politics, and volunteered many hours with Montgomery County Recycling in his retirement. He was known as "Captain Trash" to Montgomery County school children. As a member of All Souls' Unitarian Church in Washington, DC, Rol served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Social Responsibility Committee. In his last years he returned to his roots (United Church of Christ) as a member of Rockville United Church in Rockville, MD. He especially enjoyed the Celebrating Seniors Fellowship luncheons and special music events at the church. Rol was progressive in his convictions and worked for social justice throughout his life. A memorial service on January 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. will celebrate his life at Rockville United Church, 355 Linthicum St., Rockville, MD 20851. Donations in his memory may be made to Amnesty International, Rockville United Church, or a .A memorial service on January 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. will celebrate his life at Rockville United Church, 355 Linthicum St., Rockville, MD 20851. Donations in his memory may be made to Amnesty International, Rockville United Church, or a .

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 15, 2013
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