Age: 88 years, Passed away on September 24, 2012 at his Petaluma residence. Devoted husband for 65 years to Shirley Leeburg of Petaluma. Loving father of Rod Leeburg (Adrienne) of Sonoma, Lori Leeburg of Rohnert Park, and Karen Smith (Kevin) of Hayward, CA. Doting grandfather of Cam Leeburg, Chad Leeburg (Mandy), Danae Rubenstein, Micaela Rubenstein, Chris Smith, Thomas Smith, and Angela Boyd. Cherished great-grandfather of Benjamin Leeburg. Survived by numerous extended family members. Rollie was in the Navy Air-Corp during World War II, stationed in Japan. Rollie and Shirley met through the USO in San Francisco and were married in 1947. They moved to Petaluma in 1953 where he taught business at Petaluma High School until his retirement in 1983. Rollie was an avid 49er fan, active in SIRs, and very involved with his local church, Elim Lutheran. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Elim Lutheran Church, 504 Baker St., Petaluma. Private interment was held at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, 94952 in his memory. Family assisted by Parent-Sorensen Mortuary & Crematory, 763-4131.
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Published in the Press Democrat from September 30 to October 4, 2012