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Roland H. Davidson

January 29, 1929 — May 4, 2024

Dover

Roland Davidson, age 95, of Dover, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2024. 


After graduating High School in 1946, he worked as a station attendant for Sohio on the square in Dover.  Later he became an owner/distributor for Standard Oil/ BP until he retired in 1991.  He then drove a school bus for Dover City Schools for 16 years, retiring in 2007, then subbing an additional two years until 2009.  


Roland is survived by his wife of 74 years, Betty, whom he married on Christmas Day in 1949; three daughters, Cheryl Abel, Dana (Bryan) Lentz, and Lori (Michael) Finley, all of New Philadelphia; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his sisters, Beverly Moore and Evelyn Waite, and their parents.  


Roland loved playing cards, vacationing with family in Hilton Head, South Carolina, and sitting out front of their home in the warmer months greeting passersby.  In the winter months he enjoyed putting together puzzles, watching old westerns and reruns of the Lawrence Welk Show.  He was often seen taking his canine companions, Abby, Ellie Rose, and Ruby, on many trips around Crater Stadium in Dover.  He was a long-time member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Dover.  


Friends are invited to call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory in Dover on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, from 12:30-1:30.  A funeral service will take place at 1:30 with Pastor Dotty Hartzell officiating.  Burial will take place at Dover Burial Park.  A meal will be served at the Toland-Herzig Monarch Center.  To sign an online guestbook for Roland, visit the obituary link on the funeral home’s website.  


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Rd. NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663, or to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boetler Oaks Dr, Uniontown, Ohio 44685.  


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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Toland-Herzig Funeral Home- Dover

803 N Wooster Ave, Dover, OH 44622

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Toland-Herzig Funeral Home- Dover

803 N Wooster Ave, Dover, OH 44622

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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