Rollin W. Tinsley, 93, of
Danville PA and formerly of Riverside PA passed away Sunday evening,
February 7, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing and Rehab Center at Maria Joseph Manor
Danville PA. He was born July 15, 1916 in Olyphant PA the son of the late
Walter and Madeline M. Ward Tinsley.
He was preceded in death
by his wife of 42 years, Mary C. Cardamone Tinsley on May 8, 1996. They
were married on October 17, 1953.
He graduated from Blakely
High School and from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor’s Degree in
English He also graduated from Wharton School of Finance of the University
of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree s in Accounting and from Temple
University Law School. He served as a staff sergeant in the United States
Army during World War II.
Mr. Tinsley retired in
1983 from TRW (Jet Engine Parts Manufacturer) Danville PA as a controller.
He was an active member of Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Danville PA
where he served as an Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the choir.
Mr. Tinsley was a life member of the American Legion and a supporter of the
National World War II Memorial. He was a member of the Oriental Star Lodge
#588 F & AM in Peckville PA, The Eureka Royal Arch Chapter #179 Carbondale
PA and the Melita-CoeurdeLion Commandery #17 Scranton, PA; serving in all
for fifty years. His memberships also included the Bloomsburg Consistory
and the Zembo Shrine of Harrisburg PA.
Mr. Tinsley enjoyed
traveling throughout the United States. He loved to sing as a soloist and
in the church choir. One of his greatest enjoyments was family gatherings
and he was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
He is survived by his
stepchildren, John W. “Bud” Derenick and his wife Margaret and Anna
Fiorentini; both of Taylor PA. Also surviving are four granddaughters;
Donna Armillay and her husband John; Laurie Chesek and her husband Michael;
Christine Lopez and her husband Angel and Teri Molinaro and her husband Ray
and six great-grandchildren; Jamie and Jessica Armillay; Alyssa Chesek;
Nevica and Blake Molinaro and Elisio Lopez. Also surviving is one sister
Jeanette Bell of Georgia and one niece, Lynn Beck and her husband Howard,
one great-nephew John Murray and his wife Erin and one great-niece Beth
Murray. He was preceded in death by
a step son-in-law, Pio
Fiorentini and a brother-in-law, Lloyd Bell.
Relatives and friends are
invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at a date to be announced at
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church 120 E. Market Street Danville PA with the
Reverend Nancy Shank officiating. Burial will be in Dunmore Cemetery
Dunmore PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Memorial Episcopal
Church 120 E. Market Street Danville PA or the American Diabetes Association
63 North Franklin Street Wilkes-Barre PA 18701-1311. Arrangements are
under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street