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Blackwood, NJ 08012
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Roland Benard, of Blackwood, NJ, known to his family and friends as "Fuzz", has completed his life's assignment and is now with his Lord and Savior. Roland raised four natural children all of whom, along with their spouses and his grandchildren serve the Lord. They are Dan and Ann Benard of Allegan, MI; Cindy and Steve Bailey of Blackwood, NJ; Kevin and Darcie Benard of Berlin, NJ; Colin and Becky Benard of Rocky Mount, Va. His natural grandchildren include Chelsie and Jayce Bailey; Ethan, Cody, Julianna, Samuel, Kimberly, Elizabeth, and Jacob Benard. A good and gracious man who walked with the Lord, he had many spiritual children to whom he opened his home and heart. Roland attended Lambs Road Assembly of God for 22 years prior to his illness. He loved and supported the mission field where many of his family served. He worked his entire career at Philadelphia Electric Co.

Fuzz was preceded in death by his wife Faith, parents Edouard and Lulu Benard; a sister, Jacqueline Ruch; and brother-in-law, Robert Smeltzer. He is survived by a brother Lowell Benard (sister in law Millie) of Blackwood; Sisters in law Hope White of Palmyra and Constance Smeltzer of Wooster, OH; as well as brother in law Ed Ruch of the Philippines; and nieces and nephews.

There will be a viewing for Roland on Thursday, April 18th, at Earle Funeral Home, 122 W. Church St., Blackwood, NJ 08012, from 6:00pm-8:00pm with the service following at 8:00pm. The interment will be Friday, April 19th, Roland's birthday, and will be a private service for immediate family. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated in his memory to the Lambs Road Assembly for the support of missionaries he loved. Condolences may be viewed/posted at


Published in Courier-Post on Apr. 16, 2013
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