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Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery

401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

OBITUARY

Christopher Vincent Roll

October 29, 1951July 15, 2020

Christopher V. Roll, 68, of Scottsdale, Arizona, died unexpectedly on July 15, 2020. He was born October 29, 1951 at U.S. Army Station Hospital, Mitchell Field, Hempstead, L.I., NY, to Charles Vincent Roll and Mary Elizabeth Imlay Roll.

Chris will be remembered as a thoughtful man who cared deeply for his family, friends, and cats. He loved riding his motorcycles, listening to music, collecting nostalgia, traveling and walking/hiking the outdoors, and making people laugh. He was employed with the Tempe Elementary School District for 16 years as a school bus driver and enjoyed fostering interactions with his students, especially with the special needs kids and really loved driving a school bus. His family, friends, and coworkers thought of him as caring, gentle, humble, and kindhearted. He had a great rapport with everyone he came in contact with…Chris made a lasting impression on all who knew him and brought smiles to their faces.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Karen Elizabeth Roll, aunt Mary Lou Bowers, uncles Richard Roll and Jack Roll, and his late wife Kathleen Marie Lehan-Roll. He is survived by his beloved daughter Jodie Elizabeth Roll-Villegas and his dear brother, Terence Charles Roll. Surviving in addition to his daughter and brother are his Uncle Gene Roll (& Aunt Ann), his nephews Timothy Callis Roll and Terrence Charles Roll, and niece Meleah Hartnett- Roll, cousins Luke Roll, Guy Roll, Mike Roll, Kathleen Roll, Lorna Roll and his loving partner Wendy Thompson.

A Graveside Service of Remembrance will be held at Green Acres Cemetery on September 18, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Seating will be limited to approximately 30 people, however there will also be a live stream on the Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery Facebook (www.facebook.com/GreenAcresMortuary) for anyone that cannot attend and it will stay up inevitably for anyone that wants or needs to watch at a later date.

Services

  • Graveside Service of Rememberance

    Friday, September 18, 2020

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Jamie Wapon

September 18, 2020

Karen Kamenir

September 18, 2020

I worked with Chris as a co-worker driving a bus for Tempe Elementary District #3, He was usually smiling and was very easy to get along with.
Chris would share memories of his earlier life near the Pittsburgh area and I would share some memories from my earlier life in the Philadelphia area. So we would discuss Pennsylvania and sometimes Penn State.
Of course this would sometimes lead to a sports discussion, but I was not as well versed in sports, so he would let the conversation drift off and onto another topic.
One of the other topics we would discuss was winter snow storms that we lived through in our earlier lives, and I would talk about some of the blizzards of Minnesota. We would see if one story could "out-do" the other's story.
He would discuss his road travels back east and I would tell him about my road travels as well. We both looked forward to those.
I would just like to say that Chris was always helpful and kind. These traits were offered up without ever being asked. It was just given. I know that we will ALL miss him very much!

Kena Poore

September 16, 2020

Chris will be missed by many I'm sure,myself & Allen met him 1979. We will treasure ours memories an there are plenty,including laughter,tears&his smile.He could tell a story like no other,which almost always had everyone in the room laughing til our bellys hurt. The Angel's gained a kind and gentle soul. Fly high Chris you will be missed.Rest easy my friend.

Ann Roll

September 15, 2020

Chris was visiting us when I got a call to show a rental property.He came by way of his motorcycle. Without thinking that my husband had the car I said I would be there in 10 minutes. No car, no return telephone number, BUT Chris volunteered to take me on the back of the motorcycle. I do not remember if I rented the property but I do remember the thrill of being on the back of that motorcycle!

Bobby Ast

September 12, 2020

Chris was the kind of person that you think is your best friend after talking with him for 20 minutes. I had the chance to pick him up from the hospital. We had a good talk. I guess God needed another 👼.

Jamie Wapon

September 7, 2020

My deepest condolences to Chris’s family. I am so glad I got to meet Chris when he was visiting Pittsburgh. Also enjoyed meeting up for lunch at Portillo’s when TC & I were in AZ. You will be greatly missed...

Tim Roll

September 7, 2020

Love & Respect

Tim Roll

September 7, 2020

Terrence Roll

September 7, 2020

Terrence Roll

September 7, 2020

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