Donald Stanford Roulston
July 23, 1945 – June 5, 2018
Donald Stanford Roulston, 72, of Reading, formerly of Hatboro, Horsham and Warrington, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in Tower Health Reading Hospital after a brief illness. He was the loving husband, of Christine Schultz Roulston.
Born in Bethesda, MD on July 23, 1945, he was a son of the late John Barnes and Mildred L. (Stanford) Roulston. Don was instrumental in establishing the Indian Princess Program at the Hatboro YMCA. He coached and managed Horsham Little League softball teams as well as serving as a District 22 Game Director for many years.
Don was a residential house painter who used his master skills to paint an untold number of houses in the Bux-Mont area for more than 50 years. Prior to his retirement in 2013, he was employed with Forliano Contractors for 25 years.
In addition to his wife of 48 years, Christine, he is survived by a daughter, Victoria Roulston Howell and her husband, Samuel, of Douglassville and two stepgrandsons, Ethan and Jackson Howell that affectionately called him “V-Pop”.
Also surviving is a sister, Judith (Roulston) Truesdell and her husband, Miles, of Stone Harbor, NJ; six sisters-in-law, Anne (Schultz) Brumfield of Whitney, Barbara (Schultz) Craft and her husband Charles of Mountain Top, Louise (Schultz) Cramer and her husband, Thomas of Phillipsburg, NJ, Alice (Schultz) Galando and her husband, Joseph of New Alexandria, Mary Schultz of Greensburg and Margaret (Schultz) Galando, wife of the late David Galando of New Alexandria; a cousin, Nancy Cosentino of Huntingdon Valley; 12 nieces and nephews; 15 great nieces and nephews and one great grandniece.
Services for Don will be at 12pm on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Auman’s Inc. Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reading, PA 19606. A viewing will be in the funeral home Saturday from 10am to noon. Don will be laid to rest in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Westmoreland County Association for Retarded Citizens ( to honor his sister-in-law, Mary Schultz), 316 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg, PA 19501 or to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Rd., Birdsboro, PA 19508, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Fond memories and online condolences may be made at www.AumansInc.com
- John Barnes Roulston, Father
- Mildred Louise Roulston, Mother
- Christine S. Roulston, Wife
- Victoria Howell, Daughter
- Samuel Howell, Son-in-law
- Ethan Howell, Step Grandson
- Jackson Howell, Step Grandson
- Judith Truesdell, Sister
- Miles Truesdell, Brother-in-law
- Anne Brumfield, Sister-in-law
- Barbara Craft, Sister-in-law
- Charles Craft, Brother-in-law
- Louise Cramer, Sister-in-law
- Thomas Cramer, Brother-in-law
- Alice Galando, Sister-in-law
- Joseph Galando, Brother-in-law
- Mary Schultz, Sister-in-law
- Margaret Galando, Sister-in-law
- David Galando, Brother-in-law
- Nancy Cosentino, Cousin
- Also surviving are 12 nieces and nephews; 15 great nieces and nephews and one great grandniece.
Westmoreland County Association for Retarded Citizens (to honor sister-in-law, Mary Schultz)
316 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg, Pennsylvania 19501
Animal Rescue League of Berks County
58 Kennel Rd., Birdsboro, Pennsylvania 19508
- Viewing Saturday, June 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 9, 2018
Donald Stanford Roulston
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June 8, 2018
A former co worker from AON informed me about your husband. My deepest sympathy to you, Victoria and the rest of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I remember meeting Donald once years ago. He was a good man. Please take comfort knowing he is looking down at you smiling.
June 8, 2018
Chris, Vicki, so sad to read of Don's passing. I still remember decades later Don's big heart and sense of humor. You always felt good being around Don. Have you moved to the Reading area?
Best wishes always, Ken
June 6, 2018
Sincerest sympathy from the staff at Auman Funeral Homes
Tony & Letty Moffa
June 5, 2018
Dear Chris & Vicky,
We are so sorry to hear about Don. It was truly a shock! May both of you find peace in the days to come.