AUGUSTA – Roland E. Lord Jr., 93, passed away on December 16, 2018 at Maine Veterans’ Home in Augusta. He was born May 19, 1925 in Brewer, Maine, the son of Roland E. and Lillith M. (Holman) Lord.
He served in the US Army as a PFC in the 88th Division, 3rd Regiment Infantry. He served in Italy where he received a Purple Heart, three Battle Stars, a Good Conduct Medal, and an Infantryman’s Badge of Honor. He served from September 14, 1943 to December 13, 1945.
In 1946, he married Mary E. James. Together they had five sons. He was predeceased by Kenneth, John, and Richard. He is survived by his son, David and his wife Carol of New Hampshire, and their two children, Dawn Maxim and Charles Lord. He is predeceased by their son, John. He is also survived by his son, Steven and his wife Cheryl and their two children, Jason Lord and Stacey (Lord) West.
After remarrying Betty Saindon he had another son, Eric Lord, and became step father to Betty’s children, Ernest and Ronald Saindon, and Lynn.
Roland Resided in Maine during the summer months and wintered in Zephyrhills, Florida until declining health when he decided to reside at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Augusta.
At this time there will be no services. A graveside service will be held at the Village Cemetery in Bowdoinham in the Spring.