Donald F. Roland Sr., age 84, passed away peacefully from pneumonia on October 23, 2012. Donald was born on June 25, 1928 in Mt. Vernon to Paul and Rose Roland. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War.
Donald married Beatrice Byrne on September 3, 1961. Don was a United Parcel Service driver for 25 years and then a Scarsdale School District employee for 26 years, before retiring in 2011. Donald enjoyed socializing with his large family and friends as well as frequent trips to Atlantic City with his beloved Beatrice, his wife of 51 years. In addition to Beatrice, Donald is survived by his daughter Mary Ellen Molloy and James of Eastchester, and son Donald Jr. and Fatima of Manhattan. His grandchildren Dana, Remy, Jimmy and Hudson will forever remember their “Grandpa”. Also surviving is Donald’s sister Joan, sister-in-law Ruth and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers Paul, Robert, and John and sisters Ruth, Katherine, Dorothy, and Marion. Visitation will be Thursday, October 25 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home, 20 Cedar Street, Bronxville, NY. A Christian Burial Mass will be Friday, October 26 at 10am at St. Ursula Church, Lincoln Ave., Mt. Vernon, NY. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.