Roland Walters passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016, very peacefully.
He was born Sept. 2, 1938 in Newcomerstown, to Waldon and Mary Walters. From the time he was a child, one of 11 children, no one got more bang out of life. Raised in Newcomerstown, he moved to Minerva in 1970 to raise his family.
He worked for Harold Brown Construction in Akron. After that, he finished his career as a crane operator for D&H Whipkey Construction Company in Canton. No one had more fun at work or play than Role. Working was his hobby. He loved mowing and working in the flower beds and never minded shoveling the snow. Anything physical was what he loved. He was always the first to lend a hand.
He loved playing a good game of cow, corn hole, or pushup competitions with the grandkids or anyone else that would dare to challenge him. His grandkids were his joy and he could never get enough of them. Tuscora Park, Cedar Point, or just at the local park, he always had time for them.
He is survived by his long time love, Paula Brown; his son, Steven (Jill) Walters; two daughters, Pat (John) Schmidt, and Karla (Mark) Bolanz; six grandchildren, Erin, Shane, Grace, Charlie, Casey and Kelly. Paula's children Molly (Russ) Moser and Charlie (Kelly) Brown and their children Claire, Cameron, Landen, Aiden and Sophia; four sisters, Shirley (Jerry) Lapri, Jo Ann (Ben) Wiley, Barb (Al) Hanson, Pat (Guilford) Rice; and one brother, Wallace (Florence) Walters; and lots of nieces and nephews.
He is proceeded in death by three brothers, Bernard Walters, Waldon (Ann) Walters, and Jack Walters; and two sisters, Gwendolyn (Carl) Osler, and Winifred (Harold) Brown.
By his request there were no funeral services. His children will be hosting a get-together sometime this summer to celebrate his life.