Roland Rolie Kenneth Beard
1924 — 2019
Roland Kenneth Beard Jr. "Rolie", age 95, formerly of Tall Timbers, MD passed away peacefully at his Catonsville residence on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Roland is survived by his four children: Roland K. Beard III (Faylene), Jeffrey L. Beard (June), Leslie C. Roper (Jim) and Jon P. Beard. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Raphaelle Rodzik (Jason), Valerie Beard, Megan Roper and Christian Roper. Roland was born on August 19, 1924 to Roland K. Beard and Emma Udine Beard (nee Rowland) of Buffalo, NY. He graduated from high school at age 16 and enlisted in the US Army in 1943. He later volunteered for a special duty with the OSS and served in the Pacific (CBI) in southern China. His...