Roland J. Scheck

May 21, 1942August 1, 2018

Roland J. Scheck, 76, of Salisbury passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Born May 21, 1942 in Wiesau, Germany he was the son of the late Johann and Anna Scheck. He immigrated from Germany in 1960 to Canada and subsequently went to Michigan and joined the United States Army. He attended basic training in Fort Benning, GA. He was a door gunner in the 176th Aviation Company (Assault Helicopter). He served under Lt. Col. Charles Kettles who flew him to safety after he was wounded in the May 15, 1967 battle at Duc Pho. He returned home to the United States where he subsequently married Miriam B. Huebschman and became a clerk at the U.S. Postal Service. He retired from the USPS after 38 years. He is survived by his wife Miriam of 43 years and their three children, Petra Bradley (University of Maryland) and her husband Brian, Eric C. Scheck (U.S. Army, Chief Warrant Officer 3, 7th Signal Command) and his wife Royce, M. Nicholas Scheck (U.S. Coast Guard, Chief Petty Officer) and his wife Christine; five grandchildren, Caitlyn Nicole, Samantha Grace, Doyle Joseph, Jayden Patrick, and Kolbe James; and sister, Jutta Wagner (Stein, Germany). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 11am at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church on Riverside Drive in Salisbury. Interment with military honors will be held Monday at 12pm at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery Eastern Shore in Hurlock. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Roland to the Vietnam Helicopter Crew Member Association, or the Wicomico County Humane Society, 5130 Citation Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804.


  • Johann Scheck, Father
  • Anna Riedhl Scheck, Mother
  • Miriam B. Huebschman Scheck, Wife
  • Petra Bradley & Brian, Daughter
  • Eric C. Scheck & Royce, Son
  • M. Nicholas Scheck & Christine, Son
  • Caitlyn Nicole, Granddaughter
  • Samantha Grace, Granddaughter
  • Doyle Joseph, Grandson
  • Jayden Patrick, Grandson
  • Kolbe James, Grandson
  • Jutta Wagner, Sister

  • Brad Temple
  • Richard Townsend
  • Tony Trimper
  • Dan Fitzgerald
  • Eric Scheck
  • Nick Scheck


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Interment with Military Honors Monday, August 6, 2018


Roland J. Scheck

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Steve Kerchenfaut

August 6, 2018

I met Roland in Findlay, Ohio and instantly knew that I would have liked to have known him much longer. His personality drew people in and he will be missed. I know that all that met him in Findlay had a great respect for him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.

Jefferson Boyer

August 5, 2018

Like many people on Delmarva, I first got to know Roland through his letters to the editor in the Daily Times. Roland and I shared many similar views, and I will long admire him for his focus and his way with words when he expressed himself. I do not think I will meet many other people in this life who loved America as deeply as Roland did. I will miss him a lot. My heartfelt, deepest sympathies go out to Miriam and the children.

Chris, Beth, and Zoey DiPasqua

August 3, 2018

Roland was a dear friend and grandfather figure to Zoey. We will miss his stories, generosity, and kindness to his fellow man. We loved our lunches together, German dinners, and most importantly your friendship.

God bless you and your family. Until we meet again dear friend!
Zoey, Beth, and Chris DiPasqua

Carolyn Ragan

August 3, 2018

From the day I started working for the Post Office you quickly became one of my favorite co-workers and definitely a great friend . I admired you !! You truly were a hero with a gentle soul and kind heart ! I enjoyed chatting with you at the "cage " . It truly was an honor to have known you . May God surround your family with His love and I pray His peace will bring comfort today and always. Until we meet again ...

Tom Frankenfield

August 3, 2018

I will miss you each and every day and also at the VHCMA Reunion Roland. Till we meet again.

Tom Frankenfield

Beth DiPasqua

August 3, 2018

Roland has had such an impact on our lives and especially with our daughter Zoey. He was a role model, friend, and became part of our family. We will miss him dearly and can't imagine not being about to talk to him or see him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Bonnie McCaslin

August 3, 2018

Roland, my union brother. You were the greatest defender of not only our great country but of our constitutional rights. You helped us save the Eastern Shore Processing and Distribution Facility from closing, saving hundreds of jobs here on the Eastern Shore. You were a wonderful, passionate, loyal person and will forever be appreciated and sorely missed. Rest in peace my Brother.