James D. Roland, II

Born on April 23, 1958 in Arlington, Virginia
Departed on February 5, 2022 in Indialantic, Florida

James D. Roland, II, (63) of Indialantic died unexpectedly on February 5, 2022. James graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in engineering and worked for many years at Lockheed Martin on the U.S. Navy Fleet Ballistic Missile Program. He was an enthusiastic outdoorsman who spent much of his life in nature–keeping bees, raising rabbits, turtles and native Florida plants, fishing, whittling, and biking.

James was preceded in death by his partner, Susan Nason Swilley. He is survived by his children Julian, Gina (Jose Sanchez) and Jose Roland; his parents Jim and Pat Roland; his sister Sandra Roland (Richard Udell); his grandchildren Landon and Ian Roland, Aimara, Nayara, and Nickolas Sanchez-Roland; his nieces Isabel and Rachel Udell, and his nephew Gabe Udell.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 50 W. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation:

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

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Paula Morin from Indian Harbour Beach wrote on February 26, 2022:
Sandra was right when she told us James was a Florida guy. He was care free, loved being outside and could always show you a good time. I will always remember the fun times at the Roland home.
Nance Park & Mikey Goodwin Playground Committee Members from Indialantic wrote on February 16, 2022:
We're thinking of you and wishing you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Clare Spurgis from West Melbourne wrote on February 15, 2022:
James would give you the shirt off his back. He had a daily goal of trying to make those he encountered feel a little better, bring a smile to their face. He loved family. It has been an honor to have known him. He is missed.
The Nasons, Gusses, and Swilleys from Land O’ Lakes wrote on February 15, 2022:
We are so sorry to learn of James’s sudden passing. He was a dedicated friend, partner, and caregiver of our dear sweet Susan, and her passing was quite hard on him. May he find and Rest In Peace.
Mark Anthony from Melbourne wrote on February 12, 2022:
James was a lifelong friend. We grew up together and he was one of the kindest people I've ever known. James always had a way of seeing the light no matter how dark times could be. I know that his light shines even brighter in the eternity of the afterlife frequency. Until we meet again on the Other Side my friend.
Kris and Dreama Guss from Lutz wrote on February 10, 2022:
We are so saddened to hear of the passing of James. We had many funny Christmas gift exchanges. - Kris, Dreama, and family
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