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Rollin W. Tinsley


February 10, 2010


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 Danville PA.  www.visneski.com


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