Roland E. Widman



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Widman, Roland E. Greece: Thursday, January 28, 2016. Predeceased by son, John; beautiful daughter, Catherine Richardson. Survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Pauline; children, Marilyn(Jim Bleko) Dewey , Janet (Ryan) Boyer & James(Kerry)Widman; 7 grandchildren, Jennifer Boyer, Richard Boyer, Ashley Papp, Jon Widman, Marisa Richardson Reid Boyer, Britney Breitsch; 3 great-grandchildren, Braydon Bell (Jennifer’s son) Aubrey Boyer (Richard’s daughter), Annabelle Breitsch(Britney’s daughter); son-in-law, Bill Richardson; loving family and dear friends. The family would like to express a special thank you to his caregiver and friend JJ. Roland was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He retired from RTS and moved to Florida where he loved to play golf and have his one drink of shevitz scotch. He and Pauline loved to travel, he was very generous and enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandkids. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Roland’s Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday Feb. 2nd 9:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. For more information visit


  1. Madonna Pollett Melay on January 30, 2016 at 12:00 am

    To Pauline & Family, so sorry to hear of Roland’s passing. Many years since you visited Newfoundland but remember you both fondly. May all your beautiful memories give you strength as you move forward. Lovingly remembered by your cousin Madonna & family.

  2. Alvina Pollett March on January 31, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Pauline & Family, Thinking of you all at this sad time in your lives. I have fond memories of your visits to Newfoundland and I am so glad I got to visit you & Roland two years ago in Rochester. Cherish your memories and they will help you through this most difficult time. Lots of love from your cousin in Newfoundland, Alvina Pollett March

  3. Jimmy on January 31, 2016 at 12:00 am

    To my loving father and best friend. I would just like to Thank you for all the great times and memories that we shared together. Looking back I remember the time you took me camping in Bear Mountain and on the way back Woodstock was going on and I will never forget you calling them a bunch of long haired hippy freaks and me wanting to jump out of the car and join them figuring John would have definitely been there. I will never forget all the fishing trips we took to Montauk Point. All the times you took me and my friends fishing on your boat in Freeport. As I got older you were always there for me to be helping me and teaching me. Our love and friendship only got stronger as the years went by. I will always cherish these memories and so many more. Thanks for being my Dad.

  4. Donna Widman Poinsett on February 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Prayers to you all. RIP to an Uncle I never had the chance to know. The love will always be there as you were my Dad’s brother. I hope you all are together with all your brothers and sisters and Mom and Dad xxoo Rest easy!

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