DUDLEY B. ROLLA, age 90, passed away November 7. Loving husband of the late Alice Rolla (nee Kosher); beloved father of Janet Helwig (Curtis) and Elizabeth Rolla (Merrill Mullis); loving grandfather of Sarah and Claire Helwig, and Max and Bennett Rolla-Mullis; dear brother of Dexter Rolla; uncle of many; dear friend of Maria Heckaman.
Dudley graduated Euclid Shore High School, Ohio University, and Cleveland-Marshall Law School. He was a Korean War veteran. He worked at Picker for over 40 years. Dudley and Alice lived in Mentor for 18 years where he served on the Mentor School Board. They moved to Mayfield Heights in the mid-70s and he lived there until late last year.
He will be remembered fondly for his generosity, loving nature and devotion to family, especially as he cared for his wife Alice in her final years of declining health. He was a member of the Cleveland Grays, and he was a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Indians and Browns. In later years, he enjoyed the Playhouse Theater, Cleveland Orchestra and traveling. He was a friend to many and always quick to offer a beverage to anyone he thought might be thirsty.
Memorial contributions in Dudley’s name may be made to the Traunik Slovenian Club, N2316 ET Road, Trenary, MI 49891.
A celebration of life and luncheon will be held Saturday, December 1, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Drive, Mayfield Heights. Interment private, All Souls Cemetery.
Both of our funeral home locations offer complete services for traditional funerals, funerals followed by cremation, graveside services, shipping arrangements and direct cremations with memorial services.
All of our funeral home locations offer complete services for traditional funerals, funerals followed by cremation, graveside services, shipping arrangements and direct cremations with memorial services.
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