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Robert C. Roll Jr.

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Robert C. Roll Jr.

CHARDON: Robert C. Roll Jr. age 78 of Chardon for the past 24 years formerly of Concord, died Friday February 22, 2013 at home with his family by his side. He was born May 8, 1934 in Zanesville.

Mr. Roll was Vice President of sales and Product Manager at Hubbell Industrial Controls from 1976 until his retirement in 2004. Prior to that he was the District Manager for Cutler-Hammer in the Youngstown and Detroit/Saginaw offices 1969 to 1976.

Robert was a graduate of Rosecrans High School class of 1952 in Zanesville. He was elected in to the Rosecrans High School Hall of Fame in 2011 for football, basketball and baseball teams that he played on from 1949 -1952. He graduated from Ohio University with an Electromechanical Engineering Degree in 1956. He graduated from Lake Erie College with a Master of Business Administration Degree in 1984.

Mr. Roll was an Air Force Captain of Air Defense Command 771st Radar Squadron, Cape Charles, Virginia from 1956 - 1959.

Robert was a board member of Moveable Structures (M.S.M.B.), Engineering Society of Lift Bridges from 2004-2010. He was an avid sports fan and season ticket holder for the Cleveland Browns, Indians and Ohio State Football. He was a former member of Mentor Heisley Racquet Club, Legend Lakes Country Club, Chardon and Heritage Springs Country Club, Trinity, FL. He was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Concord and St. Peter the Great Church in Trinity, FL.

Robert loved his family and friends dearly and he leaves behind his loving wife of 23 years: Janice M. (Evans) Roberts Roll; children: Rebecca Roll of Mentor, Lynn (Victor) Hanna of Athens, Robert C. "Chip" (Mary) Roll III of San Jose, CA, Virginia "Ginger" (Brad) Townson of Eastlake, Elizabeth "Lisa" (Jerry) Kayser of Newbury and James K. (Lisa) Roberts of St. Charles, IL; grandchildren: Claudia Neiss, Henry and Ben Hanna, Rachel (Don) Jude, Casey Townson and James A. and Brynn Roberts; sister: Carol (Joel) Droznick of Nashua, NH; former wife: Betsy Roll of Middlefield; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Robert in death are his parents: Robert C. and Florence Roll Sr.

The funeral mass will be 10 am Thursday at St. Gabriel Church, 9925Johnnycake Ridge Rd, Concord. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave. Mentor. A private interment will be in All Souls Cemetery, Chardon.

Contributions may be made to ALS Association NE Ohio Chapter, 6155 Rockside Road, Suite 403, Independence, OH 44131 or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland 44110-2602.

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Published in the Times Recorder on Feb. 27, 2013
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