Aletris R. Roland, 93, secretary, needleworker


Aletris R. Roland, a retired secretary and former Arnold resident, died of heart failure Sunday at Genesis ElderCare in Severna Park. She was 93.

Born in Baltimore and raised on a farm in White Hall in northern Baltimore County, the former Aletris Roberts was a graduate of county public schools.

She began her career as a secretary in the 1940s after graduating from Strayer Business College. She retired in 1975 from Westinghouse Electric Corp. after 25 years as a secretary there.

Mrs. Roland was married for 23 years to Walter Hodges Roland, a construction worker, who died in 1976.

She was an accomplished needleworker. She also was an avid fan of The Price Is Right, family members said.

Services were held yesterday.

Survivors include a son, Robert L. Roland of Arnold; a brother, Leonard Amos of Timonium; a sister, Mary Lorenz of Linthicum; and several nieces and nephews.

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