Roland's Story

VEAZIE - Roland Quinn Olmstead, Jr., passed away peacefully on December 14, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born in Brewer on March 18, 1941, the second child of Alice (Estes) and Roland Q. Olmstead, Sr.

He grew up in Veazie, graduating from Brewer High School in 1959. Being one of the Brewer Witches was something in which he took pride. After serving his country in the US Air Force, Roland made his home in Brighton, MA, and in 2008, he retired from a long career at Yale Electric in Boston. Upon returning to his childhood home in Veazie, he enjoyed his retirement discussing politics, following his favorite sports teams, and playing golf, often with his brother David, or nephew, Chris.

Roland is survived by his siblings, Phyllis Leeman of Veazie, Marjorie McCann and her husband Paul of

Brewer, David Olmstead of Bucksport, and Lois Quinn of Surry, 7 nieces and nephews, 11 great-nieces and nephews,

and countless others whose lives he impacted. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Louise, and his

brother Avery.

The family would like to thank David Rawcliffe DO, of St. Joseph Family Medicine, Karin Giordano MD, of CancerCare of Maine, Heather Short RN, of St. Joseph Hospice. A very special thank you to the caring Waterman Rehabilitation staff, Gail, Vicky, Carol, Kurt, Julie, and Nola.

Services for Roland will be private for the family. Although we mourn the loss of Rollie, we feel that the Universe is gaining someone very special. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

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