John Peter Roland died in his sleep at his home in Ewing on January 5, 2021 at the age of 61. Son of the late John Joseph Roland (born Raulinaitis) and Amelia Theresa Roland (nee Vasikonis), he was their long anticipated first child born on March 3, 1959 in Trenton, New Jersey.
John attended Blessed Sacrament School in Trenton and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville in 1977. He was employed at Melcor Electronics in Lawrence and at Dow Jones in Princeton for 33 years retiring in 2020 as a Mechanical Superintendent. John was married to Kathy J. Gadsby, from October 10, 1985 until she passed on November 3, 2006. He was always quick to help a friend. John enjoyed fishing, motorcycling, motor sports, fine dining, visits to Atlantic City, and working on mechanical projects with friends.
He is survived by his brother Edward James Roland of Trenton; his sister, Ann Marie Roland, and her husband, Lance Gregory Phillips of Columbia, Missouri; his sister Mary Elizabeth Roland, of Denver, Colorado; his nephew, Kevin Gregory Phillips and niece, Elaine Roland Phillips.
Interment was in the Bordentown Cemetery under the care of Knott's Colonial Funeral Home of Hamilton. Condolences and messages may be sent to the family at JohnPRoland2021@gmail.com
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