Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for John Henry Roller Sr. (Pappy), 81, of Roswell, who passed away on Nov. 19, 2012, at his residence. Interment will follow in South Park Cemetery. Wayne Snow of Four Square Church will officiate.
John was born May 5, 1931, in Newberry, Pa., to John Roller and Elizabeth Betz.
On Oct. 14, 1950, he married Bertha Bostic in Townsend, Md. She survives him at the home. He moved to Roswell on Aug. 21, 1972. John worked at several service stations in Roswell over the years. He was a member of the NRA and served in the United States Army.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years; children, David Bostic and spouse Susie, of Wellsville, Pa., Helen Ridge, of Roswell, John Jr. and wife Sylvia, of Silver City, Henry Roller and wife Danica, of Roswell, Vincent Roller of Manchester, Pa., Jeffrey Roller, of Roswell, Ron Roller, of Virginia; Fred Roller, of Wisconsin and Darlene Hein and spouse John, of Wisconsin; two sisters, Esther Hoskin and husband Bob, of Roswell, Ruth Camerlino and husband Tim, of Yorkhaven, Pa.; brother David Frye and wife Nancy, of New Cumberland, Pa.; 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father John Roller; his mother Elizabeth Frye; his daughter Belinda Adamson; his sister Rachel Hertz; his stepfather Lewis Frye; and a granddaughter Bonnie Kay Bostic.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Scott Ridge, David Bostic II, James Wells, Terry Trujillo, Samuel Sifuentes, Christopher Ridge and Andrew Collins.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories. A special thank you to Encompass Home Health and Vista Care Hospice, especially Shirley.
Friends may pay respects online at lagronefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.