OBITUARY

Roland Joseph HAMEL Jr.

November 27, 1948June 19, 2020
On June 19, 2020 Roland passed away at age 71 and was taken to his everlasting home. He was born in Newport News, Virginia and lived in Arizona since 1974. He is survived by his wife Carol and sons Zachary, Jeremy and his wife Michael Anne and Joshua and step daughter Meghan and for grandchildren, Winter Elizabeth, Abigail Wilder, Emery Anne and Addison Holt. He has one surviving sister Mary Whitlock of Columbia, South Carolina and was preceded in death by his sister Barbara Flynn of Williamsburg, VA. Roland working career was involved in the Banking field and he retired from the FDIC in 2014. He was honored to serve proudly as a rescue helicopter pilot in Vietnam with the USAF. He was equally proud to be a Virginia Tech Hokie graduate. His faith was centered in his love of family and his personal belief that kindness to other enriched him personally. Roland asked for no expressions of sympathy but to ask for others to do an unexpected good deed to another less fortunate in his memory in lieu of flowers or expressions of grief.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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