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Samuel Rolland Markel
(b. April 9, 1928, -d. Oct. 10, 2010)

Samuel Rolland Markel, 82, created Wellington gazebo

WELLINGTON, OH -- Samuel Rolland Markel, 82, a long-time Wellington resident, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at The Cleveland Clinic.

He was born in Ashland on April 9, 1928, to Oscar and Bernice (nee Fry) Markel.

Rolland was a 1946 Wellington High School graduate.

A skilled carpenter who loved all types of woodworking, Rolland built many of the homes in the Wellington area and also created the gazebo in downtown Wellington. He enjoyed being with his family, fishing and flea markets. Rolland was a collector of antique woodorking planes and tools, John Deere toy tractors and Coca-Cola memorabilia. In his younger years, Rolland was an avid bowler.

He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Patsy (nee Walsh); three children, Danny (Polly) Markel of Frederickstown, Scott (Michelle) Markel and Laurie (Steve) Dupee, all of Wellington; six grandchildren, Rachel, Jason, Cassandra, Hillary, Hanna and Jessica; and four great-grandchildren, Kaleigh, Trevor, Elliana and Aaron. Rolland is also survived by a sister, Betty Bonewit of Wellington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Melissa, in 1975; sisters, Evelyn Biggs, Lona Mae Paugh and Anna Kimbler; and a brother, George Markel.

A private family service will take place 11 a.m. Thursay, Oct. 14, 2010, with the Rev. Lea Maha officiating at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington.

Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the Markel family suggest memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

Source: Ashland Times-Gazette


Revision: 10/16/2010