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Rolland P. Marden

1925 - 2015 EVINGTON, VA Rolland Pierce Marden, 89 a resident of Evington since 1999, formerly of Vernon, died Friday morning, July 31, 2015 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Marden was born in Taunton, MA on December 6, 1925 the son of Robert C. and Hazel L. (Pierce) Marden. He was raised and educated in Taunton where he graduated from Taunton High School. He went on to be trained in Accounting and while in his 70's he graduated from Liberty University's Liberty Bible Institute with a certificate in theology. A proud veteran of the Second World War and the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Army with the 69th Infantry stationed in the European Theater of Operation in World War II. He was honorably discharged from active service at the rank of Master Sergeant. He held membership in the American Legion, Post #16 in Lynchburg, VA. Mr. Marden came to Vermont in 1945 and settled with his family in Vernon. He worked as an Accountant and had been employed as Comptroller at the former Windham College in Putney, VT, and also worked as Assistant Comptroller at the School for International Training (S.I.T.) in Brattleboro. Active civically, he served as both a selectman and treasurer for the town of Vernon and was a former school director for Brattleboro Union High School. He worked with the youth in Vernon as Scoutmaster of Troop 412, Boy Scouts of America. Additionally Mr. Marden was active with the Springfield, MA Rescue Mission, worked for the Christian Service Corp in Washington, D.C. and served with the Christian Literature Crusade in Fort Washington, PA. He also served many years as a Hospice volunteer and in prison ministry in Warwick, MA. Steadfast in his walk of faith, he was a longtime member of Vernon Union Church and later a member of Bethel Chapel. In his leisure time he enjoyed bicycle riding, tennis, growing orchids, and time spent with his family. He was a talented artist who enjoyed calligraphy and painting in oils and water color. In later years he crocheted many afghans for family members. He loved to travel. Two of his most memorable trips were travelling to Europe with his wife in the 1960's and a mission trip to Ecuador at age 75. On November 6, 1954 at All Souls Unitarian Church in Brattleboro he was married to Roberta Mills who predeceased him in 1974. Survivors include one son, Robert Marden and his wife, Kathy of Evington, a daughter, Lynn Barnes and her husband, Calvin of Vernon, 11 grandchildren, (Caleb Marden, Joshua Marden, Jason Marden, Nathaniel Barnes, Roberta Barnes, Emily Barnes, Elizabeth Barnes, Laura Marden Razniewski, Caitlin Marden, Jonathan Marden and Benjamin Marden) eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and one sister, Audrey York. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11a.m. at Vernon Union Church with burial to follow in Tyler Cemetery on Pond Road. Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home on Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 7 to 9p.m. Memorial contributions in Mr. Marden's name may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 269, Alexandria, VA 22313. To sign an online register book or send messages of e-condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Aug. 6, 2015
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