Roger Melvin Gaulden
September 15, 1944 – February 10, 2018
Roger Melvin Gaulden, age 73, of Holbrook, New York passed away on Saturday February 10, 2018. Roger was born September 15, 1944 in Jamaica, NY. Roger served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Air Force. Roger was a longtime member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 11 of Suffolk County. Roger had a helping hand when the "Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall" came to Long Island. He was also instrumental in gathering three parties together: the Vietnam Veterans of America , Empire National Bank and the Northport VA Medical Center. The three entities developed and built an area known as "The Wall of Wars" at the VA Medical Center. The "Wall" recognizes the sacrifices of our military personnel from the American Revolution to the current war in Afghanistan.
Friends are welcomed to visit Roger on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at O.B. Davis Funeral Homes, 1001 Route 25A, Miller Place, New York 11764. A funeral service will be celebrated on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM with Monsignor Charles Fink presiding. An interment, with Military Honors will be officiated on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 1:45 PM at Calverton National Cemetery, 210 Princeton Road, Calverton, NY 11953.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Roger's memory may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 11 , Suffolk County, P O Box 518, Farmingville, New York 11738 US.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.obdavismillerplace.com.
- Visiting Thursday, March 1, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 1, 2018
- Interment Thursday, March 1, 2018