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Orris O Rollie
  • March 17, 1922
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  • April 17, 2011

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Orris O Rollie, MD, 89, DeBary, FL died Sunday, April 17, 2011. Orris was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He attended University of Minnesota and received his doctorate from University of Illinois Medical School in June 1946. He served his internship at Bethesda Hospital in St Paul, MN, Surgical Residency at Midway Hospital in St Paul and Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Brooke Army Hospital. While serving in the US Army he was with the 24th Infantry in Japan as the Regimental Surgeon. During his career he held memberships in Florida Medical Association, Florida Academy of Family Physicians and American Academy of Family Practice. During his career he also served as Ship’s Physician for about seven years. At Florida Hospital he served as Director of Family Practice Residency Geriatrics and Family Medicine. He was also director of CME Florida Medical Center, Physician Consultant on Aging and Adult Division of HRS and consultant Adult Protective Team and Cares Unit of Orlando. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 43 years Carol, sons Bruce (Diane) Rollie of Stillwater, MN, Matthew (Amy) Rollie of Tampa, FL, daughters Jenine (Dean) Selander of Sun City West, AZ, Noelle (Mike) Rowan of New Smyrna Beach FL, brother Robert (Margaret) Rollie of White Bear, MN, sister Shirley (LeRoy) Vossetieg of Fargo, ND,daughter in law Mary Rollie, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Michael in 2003.   Memorial donations are requested to Florida Hospital Foundation, 2809 North Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32804.  In memo section of check please note:  Dr. Orris Rollie/CME or you can make your donation directly online at www.foundation.floridahospital.com   Life Celebration will be 2:00 PM Thursday, April 21 at Emmaus Lutheran Church Orange City.

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  1. 02 Oct 2013
    Cathy Housewright says:
    Carol, Noelle and Matt,
    I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Rollie's passing. Always a witty, kind and gentle man who I will forever remember as being a passionate fan of the Minnesota Vikings and his own golf game. Doc Rollie loved spending time with his family and friends and will forever be a part of the memories of Forest Club Drive. May God comfort you all.

  2. 29 Mar 2013
    Ellen (Gambach) Robinson says:
    Carol and family:

    The family of Art & Iola Gambach just now heard about the passing of your husband and father. Dad received a Christmas card from Diana Waterbury who told us you were both widows now, and travelling together.

    May the peace of our Lord guide you in the years ahead. Please keep in touch, cousin.

  3. 22 May 2011
    John and Sonja Thomas says:
    Carol, Matt and Noelle
    I am so sorry...we just heard of Orris' passing. Our heartfelt sympathy goes to all of you. What great and cherished memories we have of Orris from Faith Lutheran Church. I can still hear him singing "How Great Thou Art....". Many fond times we have enjoyed with Carol and Orris....May God bless all of you and your families.
    Our love, John and Sonja

  4. 04 May 2011
    Barbara Klischies says:
    Carol, Noelle, and Matt - Just wanted to let you know that we at the Family Health Center thought Dr. Rollie was so nice to work with and his patients loved him.I especially enjoyed going with him to visit patients at home and taking a Resident Physician to learn how to make home visits.

  5. 02 May 2011
    Dorothy Boone says:
    Carol, Noelle and Matt,
    Words can't express what wonderful memories I have of your wonderful husband and dad.. He was so such a great man! I know how proud he must have been of you kids and your families... He will be greatly missed.

  6. 22 Apr 2011
    Peter van der Lugt says:
    Dear Carol and Family, My heart felt condolences on the passing of Dr. Rollie. Although I was not able to attend in person due to my extended trip in Latin America (in Peru today), I am glad you were able to have Kim and Diana and many others present. I did not have the opportunity to know Orris like others in the family, but wish I could have with his extensive expertise in medicine, undoubtedly he would have left a profound impression on those who cared for. If there is anything we can do during the months ahead, please let us know.
    Sincerely, Peter van der Lugt (Kim Waterbury's husband)

  7. 21 Apr 2011
    Connie Elliott Smith says:
    Carol, Noelle and Matthew,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have some wonderful memories of times spent with all of you. Dr. Rollie was the neighborhood doctor and loved by all. The earth has lost a great man but their is a special shining star in heaven now. Connie and JoAnn

  8. 20 Apr 2011
    Oree B. Johnson says:
    Carol and Family,
    With deepest sympathy in the lost of your beloved husband and father. I will forever cherish fond memories of years of friendship and professional relationship. May God give you peace.

  9. 20 Apr 2011
    Patty Zabel Smith says:
    Carol, Noelle and Matthew, My heartfelt condolence to all of you. Orris was such a wonderful man. He was always such a joy to be around with his great personality and sense of humor. He was indeed one of the finest people I have ever known.

  10. 20 Apr 2011
    Wanda Ready says:
    Carol and Family,

    Dr. Rollie was such a great person, whom I worked with at the Florida Hospital Residency Program and Family Health Center. His demeanor was one of patience, peace, encouragement all topped by his great sense of humor. He was a joy to work with, he had a sincere love for his profession. It was evident in his knowledge and care of his patients. Dr. Rollie's patients truly loved him also. I thank God for the opportunity to have known such a person as he. May the memories you have and all those lives he touched, inspired and made laugh, bring a smile and peace to your heart. God Bless You! giving you the strength and comfort you need during this time today and each day forward.

  11. 19 Apr 2011
    Betsy Culpepper says:
    Carol, Noelle and Matthew - I remember Dr. Rollie's kind temperament and sweet, boistrous laughter filling the neighborhood of my youth on Forrest Club Drive. May you find comfort in the love of family and friends. Cherish the memories I know you each hold so dear. He will be missed. Hugs to you all, Betsy

  12. 19 Apr 2011
    Natalie D. Preston-Washington says:
    Matt—
    Over the course of four months, I watched my father’s health decline. I was 29 when he left me to join the angels in heaven. In those four months, I quickly learned what was and was not important in life. FAMILY is what matters most. Work, chores, etc. are an unnecessary distraction to life and often try to hinder us from spending time with those whom we adore. I pray peace for you and your family. I also pray that you will learn to cherish every moment that you spend with your wife, son, mother and siblings. Life is a gift to be utilized to the fullest, not squandered away …
    -Natalie

  13. 19 Apr 2011
    Azliyati Azizan says:
    A heartfelt condolence from my family to the Rollie family. I am Matt Rollie's Colleague and friend from USF Tampa. May Dr. Rollie's soul rest in peace in eternity with a full earthly life well lived.

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