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Roland H. Wetzel

AGE: 93 • Oxford, PA

Roland H. Wetzel, age 93, of Oxford, PA, died peacefully at home on July 20, 2016 after a slow decline following surgery.

Born in Hartford, Wisconsin, to William Wetzel and Bertha (Uber) Wetzel. He was the husband of Muriel E. Auler Wetzel, with whom he shared 71 years of marriage. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee for 2 years and then enlisted in the Navy V-12 program, which allowed him to complete his B.S. at U. Wisconsin, Madison. Upon graduating he went to Midshipmen's School at Columbia University and was commissioned Ensign. He earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering under the GI Bill and went to work for DuPont Company in Wilmington, DE, where he remained until retirement in 1978. He is the holder of several U.S. patents. He was an active member of the Avondale Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son Peter, and five grandchildren, Adrian, Riki, Janel, Brandon and Ellen. His younger son James preceded him in death in February, 2015.

You are invited to visit with Roland's family and friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday July 27, 2016 at the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-869-2685) 200 Rose Hill Rd. West Grove, PA 19390. Interment will be held privately at New London Presbyterian Cemetery. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held 11AM Saturday July 30, 2016 at Avondale Presbyterian Church 420 Pennsylvania Ave (Route 41) Avondale, PA 19311.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Roland may be sent to the Building Fund, Avondale Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 446, Avondale, PA 19311. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com .
Published in The News Journal on July 23, 2016
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