David Roles

David J. Roles

Friday, April 13th, 1934 - Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
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David J. Roles, age 85 years of Street, MD died at his home on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. He was the husband of Marlene (Cole) Roles and on November 2 they observed their 66th. wedding anniversary.
Mr. Roles was born on April 13, 1934 in Weymouth, England a son of the late Francis James and Catherine Louise (Coombs) Roles.

Dave emigrated from the UK to the US in 1957 after living through WWII as a child. With just a few dollars in his pocket when Dave and Marlene arrived, they prospered and lived the American dream. Dave was an avid soccer player and a big fan of the sport. He worked for 35 years in the manufacturing industry with Armstrong World Industries. After retiring in 1995, he enjoyed life with family, friends and the dogs in their county home. Dave especially enjoyed playing table tennis with friends at “seniors”. Dave was the eternal optimist, and one of his favorite saying was “think positive”. Best of all Dave always had a good joke to tell to keep everyone laughing.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children:

Nicholas Roles and his wife, Trudy of Street, MD
Michelle Monsberger and her husband, Clifton of Fredericksburg, VA
Randy Roles and his wife, Lea of Atlanta, GA

He is also survived by seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren

One brother: John Roles of Weymouth, England
One sister: Betty Sauter of Ellicott City, MD

All services will be private.
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Tony forcellese

Posted at 11:03pm
Dave was a great soccer player and person. We had a lot of laughs on the soccer field .Silvio ,Cesare and Tony Forcellese say goodbye to a good friend .Our condolences go out to the family.

Carol Klessig

Posted at 11:03am
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When dave. rode his bike home a very long way from school (11 miles) one day, he had no gloves on. His hands became frost-bitten . Mum made him sit in front of the fire with hot ovaltine to drink and hold. Mum was crying his hands looked so bad . Mum grew angry the teacher held Dave so late after school.

Virginia Roles

Posted at 12:33pm
Miss you and your crazy jokes already Grandad! I'm so glad I got to be a part of your life for a few years and I really loved you like you were my own Grandad. You always made me feel loved and cared for...and entertained!! I loved playing cards with you; who's going to win over Grandma now? She's going to steamroll over everyone at cribbage!

All my memories of you are good, Grandad. You were such a good person with such a good, kind heart. I will miss coming up to Rolesville and seeing you pottering around on your little tractor. I will miss seeing you at the dinner table, sharing your latest jokes and teasing everyone.

I am so glad and grateful that McKenzi and Wesley got a chance to know you and love you, as their great-grandad. They already miss you lots but they will always have wonderful memories of you. McKenzi was heartened to know that you would be able to pet Qase again for her. She wanted to know if you crossed over the rainbow bridge too, because you loved the dogs so much. Wherever you are Grandad, it's a brighter place for having you there.

Love you forever, Ginny, McKenzi and Wesley xxx

Mary Jo Bussard

Posted at 11:14am
Mr. Dave, may you rest in peace. I will always cherish the memories our families made, vacations, parties....You were like a second dad to me. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Love, Mary Jo (Bell)

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