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Rev. Roland Emond Jr.

Born: Tue., Mar. 18, 1947
Died: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
Location: Coalport

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Mon., Feb. 11, 2019
Location: Curwensville Presbyterian Church

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Rev. Roland Emond Jr. 71, Coalport, died February 4, 2019 at home. Born March 18, 1947 in Worcester, MA, son of Roland Sr. and Janette (Peters) Emond. Preceded in death by father, uncle/ step dad, Eddie Emond, sister, Anne Raynor, and nephew David DeLuca. Survived by mother of Worcester, MA, wife, the former Deborah “Jodi” (Ault) Zeisel whom he married May 11, 1985 in Claremont, MN. Children, Julie Zeisel, Chris (Ann) Zeisel, Patrick (Ana) Zeisel and Rachel Emond, grandchildren, Kailani (John) Allen, Evan Zeisel, Ryan Zeisel, Briella Zeisel, and Bryson Zeisel, great grandson, Ezra Allen, sister, Cassie (Peter) LeBlanc, nieces, Jennifer DeLuca (fiance’, Geoff Michalczyk), Shannon (Dean) Merchant, and nephew, Sean (Holly) Raynor. Roland was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War where he served on the USS Jouett. After returning home he became a printer by trade. About 20 years later he rededicated his life to the Lord in a small Presbyterian church in Minnesota. He felt called to tell others about his Savior through pastoring small yoked churches. His first call was to the Burt and Woden Presbyterian Churches in Iowa. Then he served the Leoti and Tribune Presbyterian Churches in Kansas; lastly the Coalport and Irvona Presbyterian Churches in Pennsylvania. After retirement he found joy in preaching regularly in the Curwensville and Houtzdale Presbyterian Churches. He also enjoyed taking long walks, visiting people along the way. In his last year he spent months in the James E. VanZandt Veterans Hospital where he came to love and pray for the caregivers. He was happy to spend the last couple months at home. He was a member of the Coalport VFW and served on the Board of Directors for IDA, Coalport. Friends will be received from 3 until 6 PM Sunday at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1085 Main St., Coalport, PA 16627 followed by Military Rites conducted by Coalport VFW. Funeral Service will be held Monday at 11:00 AM at the Curwensville Presbyterian Church, Rev. Mark Brown, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to a Church of your choice or to Precious Life Inc., 1716 12th Ave. Altoona, PA 16601 in Rev. Roland’s memory.    



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Ron & Sharon Harmon
   Posted Tue February 05, 2019
To the family of Roland Emond. We are so sorry to hear of your loss of your loved one and our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn his passing. We know he is now with his Heavenly Father and in peace and comfort forever. Blessings to your family.

nila Henry
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
Jodi So sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to you and all your family. Cliff and Nila Henry

Karen & Dan Larsen
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
Roland will always be extra special to us, such a great support as we rededicated our lives to the Lord. We also have some very fond memories of all the family when you were in Burt. Our prayers are with you and wishing we could be there to celebrate his life with you. God bless each of you in this difficult time. Hugs, Karen

Mary Behrends
   Posted Tue February 12, 2019
Dear Jodi and Family- Please know we at the Burt Church are praying you all will know God's comfort these hard days. Pastor Emond impacted many lives. I personally was changed by a sermon he preached on the 23rd Psalm. Telling us to graze on God's Word, memorize sections of it, meditate on it. That was a step in changing how I approached Scripture- not just a verse here and there. Life changing. Jodi- a quiet cup of tea and your tender heart were a comfort to me. And our family will always remember gratefully the support and encouragement and prayers as our Carol battled leukemia. They are rejoicing together now! Reunion through Jesus Christ is our hope and comfort in times like these. Blessings to you all. Mary Behrends

Mr. Keen
   Posted Wed February 13, 2019
My condolences in your loss. May our faith in God’s promises be comforting and consoling in our time of grief and the hope we have in the promised resurrection sustain us. Psalms 46:1 and Acts 24:15

Deborah L Pecka
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Our family is blessed to have spent some time with the two of you. If I can do anything, please let me know. Blessings and prayers to you and your family.

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