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Stephen Roland
  • February 04, 1948
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  • August 09, 2021

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Stephen Paul Roland

February 4, 1948 – August 9, 2021

A Celebration of Life for Stephen Roland, 73, of Titusville, FL will be held on August 21st, 2021, at Faith Baptist Church in Titusville, FL.

Steve died on August 9, 2021 at Viera Hospital in Melbourne, FL from complications of the COVID virus.  Steve was born in Patterson, NJ to John Walsh and Annette A. Kolodin on February 4, 1948.

Steve was a member of the US Marines from 1966-1972.  On leaving the Marines he began his career in Law Enforcement, which lasted until his retirement in 2002.  He enjoyed many activities, such as being on his boat fishing or just cruising. He loved visiting the Bahama Islands, exploring and snorkeling. He also enjoyed bowling and became very good at it, having bowled in a league for many years.  Steve loved country music and enjoyed attending concerts, especially the country music of “Alabama”.  He particularly loved cooking big family meals.  His greatest joy was when the whole family was together laughing and eating.

Steve loved Jesus and possessed a servant’s heart.  He was honored to serve his church. He trusted Jesus as his Savior August 15, 1991. He prayed daily for all his children to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus.

One of the most important events in his life was his experience in receiving a life- saving kidney transplant on his birthday in 2020. His spirit lives on in his remaining “Four Corners”, Elaine, Nicole, and Carter.

Steve is survived by his loving wife, Vanessa Roland, his daughters Kathy Romero, Velvet Willis, Brielle Young and Elaine Nakagawa, and his son, Stephen J. Roland; step-daughters Christine Agnew and Julie Newell; grandchildren Amanda, Brandon and Caitlyn Luoma; Emma and Holly Willis; Jace, Meadow, Jakodi Young; Stephen and Alexandria Roland; Vanessa & Katherine Newell, Ella Bercedia, Mark Rehrig, Jasmine Hernandez and Brandon Agnew. He also had 3 great-children: Wyatt, Willow and Noah.

Let us honor his spirit by loving and supporting one another as he smiles down from Heaven.


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  1. Rebekah Komada says:
    21 Aug 2021
    When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
    Steve, you were a treasure here and I will forever treasure “My Steve Hugs”. Till we hug again. Love and miss you!

  2. Stephen Roland posted an image:
    14 Aug 2021
    With Dad at Disney.
    With Dad at Disney.

  3. Gail Kuzma lit a candle:
    14 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 14, 2021 at 8:57:54 PM

  4. Nancy and David Marino says:
    13 Aug 2021
    The ultimate birthday gift- to go to be with our Lord! We take joy that we will be there too one day if we choose Jesus as our Lord and Saviour and look forward to meeting again however much you are missed here on earth.

  5. Amanda Luoma lit a candle:
    12 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 12, 2021 at 8:45:10 PM

  6. Elaine Willis says:
    12 Aug 2021
    As your co-in-law (a Spanish term) I loved you as a brother. I was so impressed over the years to watch you "grow" in faith in our Lord Jesus
    Christ. Your enthusiasm to see your kids come to know Him too was inspiring. Now you are in that "great cloud of witnesses" of Hebrews 12:1-2, watching us run our race; cheering us on and rooting for us to keep going when we want to quit. "Clouds are in the sky", was an argument I used when analyzing that Bible verse, then came the sweet thought: "Not if its fog!" Fog wraps around us and hugs us. Its just nice to be a Christian in times like this. See you later, Brother. Elaine Willis

  7. Robert Placd says:
    12 Aug 2021
    Steve was a wonderful gentleman and understood a lot of things. He is going to greatly missed, but he is in heaven with no pain and awaiting for his wife Vanessa. You are in our heart

  8. Mark Rehrig says:
    11 Aug 2021
    I love you pops! Life will never be the same. I took for granted your wisdom and I’m so sorry. I will live the rest of my life making each decision as you would. You’re sorely missed, and I will do my best to take care of nanny.

  9. Brandon luoma lit a candle:
    11 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 11, 2021 at 8:03:09 PM

  10. Katherine Newell posted an image:
    11 Aug 2021
    He always had a thing for his pets.
    He always had a thing for his pets.

  11. Katherine Newell says:
    11 Aug 2021
    You will always be loved and never forgotten. We all know you'll still be looking out for us, just from a far. I love you grandpa.

  12. Katherine Newell lit a candle:
    11 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 11, 2021 at 8:24:09 PM

  13. Christine Agnew says:
    11 Aug 2021
    Mom I wanted to add that he loved so much was his Football Games I had so much fun going with him in first the nosebleed seats and
    then he finally got the best seats. We always wore our jerseys and enjoys all the activities before the games and then the buffet and always
    ended with the bestest carrot cake
    oh and adding it was awesome to go in the black Camaro T-top that I got to drive around whenever he went away

  14. Kathy Romero says:
    11 Aug 2021
    I know we didn't always get along and butted heads. I wish I was a better daughter and despite your flaws (we all have some) you were a good dad, grandpa and husband for Vanessa. Love you and miss you.

  15. Kathy romero says:
    11 Aug 2021
    Dad, I know we didn't always get along and better heads sometimes. I wish I was a better daughter, despite your flaws (everyone has some) you were a good dad, grandfather and husband to Vanessa. I love you and miss you.

  16. Brielle Young says:
    11 Aug 2021
    “ The highest tribute to the dead is not grief, but gratitude”

    Can’t be thankful enough For having you as my Daddy. I love you so very very much, and I’ll miss you every day, - forever your Breezy

  17. Velvet Willis posted an image:
    11 Aug 2021
    Dad with his son and a bunch of grandkids
    Dad with his son and a bunch of grandkids

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    11 Aug 2021


  19. Velvet Willis says:
    10 Aug 2021
    Daddy,
    The girls and I miss you so much already. I hope there’s an afterlife and you are seeing Emma turn 21 today.
    We love you always and we will always be missing a part of us.

  20. Christine Agnew says:
    10 Aug 2021
    Those we love don't go away
    They walk beside us everyday
    I know this will be true cause I know you know that I love
    you very much
    Please stay with me and My family
    I love you
    "Chris"

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