George V. Rohland

NILES – George V. Rohland, 88, of Niles, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at his residence, surrounded by loving family.

He was born Feb. 13, 1928, in Brownsville, Pa., the son of George and Maxine Budd Rohland.

George retired from Republic Steel in Warren. He has also worked in McBeil Plumbing in Brownsville, Pa., and Neeling Box in Washington, Pa.

He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Niles.

George enjoyed listening to polka music, telling stories to family and friends and antique cars.

His wife, Emily Wright Rohland, whom he married June 26, 1949, died Oct.10, 2013.

He will be deeply missed by two sons, George V. (Theresa) Rohland of Niles and Mark Kevin Rohland of Niles; three daughters, Carol Pleiss of Niles, Cheryl Sapienza of Vermilion and Evelyn Humble of Niles; 16 grandchildren, Mark Edward Pleiss, Natalie Anne Pleiss, David Rohland Pleiss, Danielle Hoffman, Cayla Rohland, Gina Rohland, Alyssa Rohland, Stephanie (David) Gard, Stephen Chonko, Emily Chonko, Wayne (Barbara) Rohland, Sarah (Shane) Feldhaus, Jennifer Rohland, Matthew Rohland, Michael Rohland and Christina Humble; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

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