Alta M. Roland, 93, cook manager for Hempfield School District, Landis Homes volunteer

By on February 21, 2018

Alta M. Roland, 93, of Lititz, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at Landis Homes.

Born in West Hempfield Township, she was the daughter of the late Elmer B. and Gertrude K. (Young) Newcomer. She was the wife of William H. Roland, who passed away March 7, 2010; they had celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in 2009.

After graduation from Hempfield High School, she had worked for Armstrong Cork Company, and was employed as the cook manager for Hempfield School District. She had volunteered for St. Joseph’s Hospital and Landis Homes; she made hospital visits for her church as well as Landis Homes. Alta enjoyed word seek and number puzzles, processing food, and gardening.

She is survived by her children: W. Lee Roland, husband of Rosalie (Hess), Mechanicsburg; Lois Shirk, wife of Robert, Leola; and Joyce Zehr, wife of Michael, Lititz, 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter: Judy Holsinger, wife of the late Philip; two great-grandchildren; and an infant brother: Elmer.

Services were held Feb. 17 at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel. Interment followed at Salunga Brethren Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Caring Fund of Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA, 17543.

To leave the family a personal condolence, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, had charge of the arrangements.

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