Clare D. Rolander

  • Born: April 28, 1922
  • Died: January 31, 2015
  • Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina

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Clare Barbara Donner Rolander, 92, of Spartanburg, SC, died Saturday, January 31, 2015 in Summit Hills Assisted Living. Born April 28, 1922 in Lockport, NY, she was the daughter of the late Carl Benjamin and Margaret Elizabeth Donner.

Mrs. Rolander was a graduate of Mount St. Mary's School of Nursing in Niagara Falls, and a graduate of St. Joseph's Business College in Lockport, NY. She was a retired Registered Nurse, having once worked with the family of actor Dennis Morgan in La Canada, CA and later in Washington, DC.

Along with being very busy with the Mobile Meals program as a volunteer for 20 years, and a longtime member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, she was a very devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her loving husband of 66 years, Bertil W. "Bert" Rolander; daughter, Renee Rolander (Walter) Douglass of Spartanburg; sons, Kevin Charles (Nancy) Rolander, of Spartanburg; Brett Patrick (Brenda) Rolander, of Springfield, VA; and Dana Eric (Missy) Rolander, of Phoenix, AZ; 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Anne Walker Rolander, of Modest Town, VA. She was predeceased by a son, Barry Michael Rolander.

The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM Thursday, February 5, 2015, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 East Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307, with visitation to follow. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday, February 6, 2015, at the Historic St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 161 N. Dean St., Spartanburg, SC 29302, by the Rev. Timothy M. Gahan. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Road, Spartanburg, SC 29307

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Building Fund, 290 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302; or Mobile Meals Service, PO Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304.

The family will be at the home of Renee and Walter Douglass.

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My deepest sympathies to all of the Rolander Family. It was an honor and joy to be able to care for Clare during her stay and final days at Summit Hills. Clare was so sweet and just a joy to be around. I pray that the Heavenly Father wraps his arms around each of you during the days, weeks, and months to come. God Bless You All.

Posted by Tonia Head - Forest City, NC - LPN Summit Hills   February 07, 2015

Sorry to hear of Clare's passing, she was the last of that generation. Mother always spoke fondly of her.

Posted by An Proud Carlson - Oxford, NY - cousin   February 04, 2015

My deepest sympathies to all in the Rolander family. Feathers was like a second mother to me growing up. I will never forget her exuberance for life.

Posted by Theresa Gleeson Bielecki - Gainesville, VA   February 03, 2015

Clare was a wonderful neighbor, we visited many times,she loved her family and told me stories about what they were doing and going to do, she always welcomed me with open arms,even though I haven't seen her in a while, my memories will always be with me of what a beautiful lady she was. Love and prayers, Bill and Becky Parris

Posted by Bill and Becky Parris - Boiling Springs, SC - Friends   February 03, 2015