- September 9, 1944 - May 19, 2009
- East Greenwich, New York
of Roland's Passing
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“I have had the priviledge of knowing Roland for many years as the husband of my Mother, Diane. He was a loving and infinitely patient companion and...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Cherie Wilder
“Iwill always remember Roland for his warmth and sensitivity, he always thought of others before himself. In this past year since the loss of his wife...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Janice Novak
“ive worked with roland for over 6 years and my locker was right near his.
every day i would greet roalnd by screaming his name at the top of my...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Robert Hohn
“I wish there were a way to convey everything I feel about my father. Writing this here is a beginning. He was a good man. I have many memories...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jason Sleurs
“Most of us had the pleasure of working with Roland for many years at General Electric in Waterford. Roland seemed to have knowledge in every area of...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: C shift
“I'VE KNOWN ROLAND FOR 25 YEARS AND WE'VE HAD SOME PRETTY INTERESTING TALKS ON EVERYTHING FROM POLITICS AND RELIGION TO WHAT'S FOR DINNER. I CAN...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: BOB CASWELL
“I was lucky enough to have met Roland and had the pleasure of working with him for 4 years. Roland had an amazing sense of humor and could always...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Nicole Oliver
“A fun loving father would come home everyday after work to his toddler playing hide and seek."where's Stacey?" He would pretend that I was the best...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Stacey Sleurs- Blodgett
East Greenwich, NY -Roland E. Sleurs, 64, of East Greenwich , passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at his home. Born September 9, 1944 in Albany, NY; the son of the late Stephen and Julia (Covell) Sleurs. Mr. Sleurs graduated from the Vicentian Institute in Albany and then from Paul Smith's College with a degree in forestry. He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves and was promoted to Corporal in 1968. Mr. Sleurs worked for the Department of Environmental Conservation, and later worked for General Electric in Waterford, now known as Momentive Performance Materials, until his passing. Mr. Sleurs was looking forward to retiring and spending time on Lake Champlain. Mr. Sleurs was a very intelligent and known for his funny wit and humor. He enjoyed his pet Rottweilers and his Koi Pond, and was an avid hiker and fisherman. He was a member of the Silva program, the Adirondack Mountain Club in Gabriels, NY, Habitat for Humanity and Amnesty International USA. Mr. Sleurs was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Cambridge.
He was pre-deceased by his wife of 30 years, Diane Ludwig who passed away May 19, 2008.
He is survived by his children, Stacey Sleurs-Blodgett and her husband Mark of Monkton, VT, Jason Sleurs and his wife Hilary Manners of Brooklyn, NY; his former wife, Deborah Daniels of St. Johnsbury, VT; his brothers Joseph W. Sleurs of Delmar, NY, Stephen Sleurs of Latham, NY, Lawrence Sleurs of Lakeland, Fl, a sister, Rose Godlewski of Schenectady, NY. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Alex, Jarrett and Sawyer Blodgett.
He was also pre-deceased by a brother, Harold Sleurs.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4 St. Luke's Place, Cambridge.
Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Sleurs may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4 St. Luke's Place, Cambridge, NY 12816.