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Kreager Roland Deeds Kreager, surrounded by love of family and friends, died Saturday, May 28, 2016, at his home in Richmond, Indiana. Roland was born November 11, 1950, in Angola, Indiana. He was the son of Clyde and Ruth (Deeds) Kreager. Roland graduated from Hilliard (Ohio) High School, Ohio State University, and earned Masters of Arts and Divinity degrees from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. His life-long passion for social justice was manifested in volunteer and professional work throughout his life. After college graduation, Roland served with Quaker Volunteer Service in Indianapolis, Indiana. He went on to work for American Friends Service Committee, Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati, Ohio and for other non-profit organizations serving poor and marginalized persons. From 1992 to 2011 Roland worked for a Quaker organization, Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR). During his tenure with RSWR, he led the organization to become an independent non-profit with staff persons in the U.S., India, Kenya, and Sierra Leone. Through Roland's efforts toward economic justice thousands of women and families in the developing world were able to earn a more equitable income. For the last four years of Roland's career, prior to retirement, he was the Development Director of Over The Rhine Community Housing (OTRCH) in Cincinnati, OH. There he helped to raise funds for affordable housing. Roland lived his life in accordance with his Quaker values and served the Quaker community in numerous ways. Most recently he was the clerk of West Richmond Friends Meeting in Richmond, Indiana. An avid runner, a trumpet player, a man who loved working in the garden caring for his land or hiking in the woods, Roland was a man who loved life and brought much love to others. His primary passion and love was for his wife, step-children, granddaughters, and many friends. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Cindi Goslee; son, Chad Goslee (Daphne Gutierrez) of Brooklyn, New York; daughter, Katie Goslee (Laura Bogle) of Knoxville, Tennessee; granddaughters, Zada, Johanna, Willa, and Elliott; and sister, Charissa Kreager of Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Marla Kreager. A memorial service in the manner of Quakers will be held at West Richmond Friends Meeting, Richmond, Indiana on June 18, 2016, at 10 a.m. Arrangements are being handled by DOAN MILLS FUNERAL HOME, 790 National Road West, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Friends Service Committee Development, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102; Over The Rhine Community Housing, 114 West 14th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202; or Open Arms Ministries, P.O. Box 1012, Richmond, IN 47375. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.



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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from May 29 to May 31, 2016.
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July 4, 2016
Umashankari India
Condolence Message for Rolland's demise

We came to know that the demise of Rolland recently. We felt great shock. Mr. Rolland is the best wisher for the development of RWDT.

Death is common in the life of all living things. So, we have to bear with the nature and reality. RWDT, Natrampalli pray for pray of the peace of his soul and take rest in the shadows of blessings of Almighty.

With tears,

Ms. Umashankari, Managing Trustee,
Board of Trustees, Staff and community
RWDT Natrampalli.
June 29, 2016
Thinking of you Cindi and your family. Roland's passion for the world and his love for so many is a treasure.
Lucretia Humphrey
June 13, 2016
At the outset I shocked to learn the demise of our beloved Mr. Roland Kreager and convey my heartfelt condolence to Cindi, Katie and family members, friends and colleagues. Mr. Roland was an excellent human being. He dedicated a span of his life time to bring RSWR as an independent organization which has been extending helping hand for empowerment and equality of poor women. I, as the Field Staff of RSWR in India, had a great opportunity to work under the guidance of Mr. Roland over period of 18 years. His guidance was very much useful for me to push through implementation of projects by RSWR's partners in India. Lord may rest his soul in peace.

R. Kannan, Field Staff of RSWR, India
June 12, 2016
I knew Roland as a General Secretary since 2001 and I met him first time at Tirupati- Andhra Pradesh, South India and he is the role model for promoting women empowerment and economic development of underprivileged women in developing countries. He initiated many innovative Training programmes for women and for NGO's in India.
I learned many good things from him and he shared many incidents in his life with me . He is a good friend to me as well as my family members too and he visited along with his wife Cindi to my home many times. Few months back I got an email regarding his health updates and I was happy towards his health. But his sudden death was shocking news to me and my family members.
My deepest condolences to Cindi and his family, friends and relatives, colleagues.
N. Purushotham & Family Members
South India
Nallandala Purushotham
June 11, 2016
I knew Mr.Roland 10 years back when he, along with Mrs.Cindi Goslee, had visited a project granted by RSWR in downhill region of Kodaikanal Hills, Tamilnadu India. His hard work and sacrifice for the sake of poor women inspired me very much. He was the man of humanity besides a guide and philosopher to poor women to get empowerment/equality. My heart-felt condolences to Mrs. Cindi and family.

Muthuramalingam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
June 8, 2016
I appreciate his leadership very much!
Madelyn Inglis MacKay
Madelyn Inglis MacKay
June 7, 2016
My heartfelt condolences to your family.
Bambi Griffin
June 6, 2016
Roland was wonderfully helpful when the FWCC annual gathering was held in Little Rock. It was a joy to spend time with him. He convinced me that Right Sharing becoming an independent organization was a good thing. As a member of the executive committee I had a hard time with that decision.
Tina Coffin
June 5, 2016
Roland's visit to Friends in Milwaukee is memorable. What a fine human being!
Rebecca North
June 5, 2016
Shima Gyoh from Nigeria
May his example inspire many others to follow in his footsteps.
Shima Gyoh
June 5, 2016
I knew Roland when I lived in Richmond, IN and attended West Richmond Friends Meeting.

I wish the family peace and comfort.
Eileen Kinch
June 5, 2016
We send our heartfelt condolences to Roland's family and may the peace of the Lord be with the family.

John nd Sangi Vanlalhriata, Kathmandu,Nepal
June 5, 2016
I heard about Roland Kreager as general secretary of RSWR for more than a decade supported many NGOs and behind the NGOs and the women empowerment activities in Tamilnadu India thank You Roland and Our deepest condolences to his family, friends and relatives, colleagues
Tamilselvan Chellamuthu
June 4, 2016
I first knew Roland through QUIP (Quakers Uniting in Publications) and later in huis passion for RSWR. His memory is ablessing.
Bruce Hawkins
June 4, 2016
I had the honor to meet Roland Kreager in person when he visited State College on behalf of Right Sharing of the World's Resurces.
H. Alan Weisel
June 4, 2016
Cindi, my heart and prayers go out to you and the familly. Roland was so special to me too. I grieve with you, his smile, how his eyes would light up, and the way he always treated everybody with dignity and care. Forever in my heart. Phyllis Paulsen, Indianapolis Second Friends
Phyllis Paulsen
June 4, 2016
Cindi, my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family as Roland will be missed. I always remember the time I house sat (with my daughter) for you and Roland and the fun we had. Roland will be missed.

Kim (Eagle) Henderson
June 3, 2016
you will be missed.sonny wwilliams
sonny williams
June 2, 2016
Roland spoke at my High School, 1982, and introduced me to Quaker thought and to a community where I could share my passion for social justice. Thank you,
Roland. My sympathy for family's loss.
June 1, 2016
I have known Roland since we were both rather young. He was a loving and truly caring person for all of human life. His presence in this life will be missed by so many of us. He cared in such an unassuming way!
Evalyn Kellum
May 31, 2016
I knew Roland briefly, and that short time will always stay with me. He was generous in thought and deed, easy to know and hard to forget. May God comfort Cindi and her family and friends in the coming days.
Les Williams
May 31, 2016
I'm so sorry to know this, Cindi. I pray for Gods grace in finding peace and comfort right now for you and your family. I'm so happy you have them around you to make these days easier. Sending my love and prayers...
Kris Enders
May 31, 2016
Roland was a model to us all. Much love and deepest condolences. Holding you and your family in much Light.
Barbara Fischer
May 31, 2016
Polly and I are holding all of Roland's family in our hearts. Roland's physical presence will be missed, but his spirit lives on in those he loved.
Todd Shelton
May 31, 2016
Cindi, my prayers are with you and your family.
I'm grateful to Roland for introductions he made for me to Sabbath economics and RSWR partners in India and the openings both have provided.
Viv Hawkins
May 31, 2016
Thank you, Roland, for your many years and forms of witness; most special for me the RSWR trip to El Salvador. Sending Light to Cindi and family.
Margaret Lechner
May 31, 2016
Terry and I send our heartfelt condolences to the family. Hugs...
Marsha Uselton
May 31, 2016
Cindi, so sorry to hear about this. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Marilyn (Wood) Barrick
May 31, 2016
Friends for years and years. I remember crazy fun and thoughtful conversations. We will miss you, Roland.
May 31, 2016
My sympathies to Cindy and the rest of the family. We will miss Roland very much.
Vicki Hain Poorman
May 31, 2016
He will be missed by many.
Douglas Woodmansee
May 31, 2016
'Love is patient, Love is kind..." So too was Roland.
Kathy+Dave TheConferenceManagers, TCM
May 31, 2016
Roland was a model of integrity, grace and quiet, constant kindness. I always admired him.
Pablo Stanfield
May 31, 2016
I will always remember his cheerful, thoughtful and creative service.. A good neighbour in Richmond whilst I was there. Love to all the family and my deepest sympathy for your loss.
Colin South
May 30, 2016
Prayers with the family and many friends...
Christine Greenland
May 30, 2016
Adding my light and love to that of many, many loving friends.
Diann Herzog
May 30, 2016
There is a great cloud of witnesses that provide a standard for the lives we can live. Roland lived such a life. I am grateful to have known him.
Richard Mitchell
May 30, 2016
So sorry for your loss, Roland was such a great person!
Lois Kaufman
May 30, 2016
Thank you, Roland, for the multitude of caring and giving you shared with countless others. my prayers go out for your loving family.
Diana Farrar Caron
May 30, 2016
Diana Farrar Caron
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