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Louis L. "Barney" Rollick, 88, of 821 W. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor.
He was born May 7, 1922 in Rathbun, son of the late Aloys (Lewis) and Mary Eskra Rollick.
On Aug. 26, 1950, in the St. Mary's Catholic Church, he married Ida M. Eckert, who preceded him in death on May 5, 2003.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1941. At Central Catholic, Mr. Rollick played on the basketball team. He was a member of Queen of the World Church and a veteran of WWII, inducted into the U.S. Army on Dec. 8, 1942. He served in the European Theatre and was twice awarded the Purple Heart. After the service, he studied business administration at Illinois College of Commerce and started working at Stackpole Carbon Co. in 1950 in the Cermag Division. In 1951, he entered the engineering lab as a lab assistant and was promoted to the chemical lab in 1955. He retired in May of 1985 after 35 years of service.
He was a member of the Quarter Century Club at Stackpole and a former member of the Eagles. He was active in his church and the community, serving as a Pack Leader for the Cub Scouts and an assistant troop leader, a volunteer with the St. Vincent DePaul Society, the Knights of St. George and the Christian Food Bank. He was a sports enthusiast and was an active member of the Booster Club at ECCHS for many years. He was elected as auditor of Benzinger Township in 1979 and served in that position for many years.
He is survived by two sons, Kevin Rollick and his wife Mary Beth of Monroe Falls, Ohio, and Kelly Rollick and his wife Mary Jean of Pittsburgh; six grandchildren, Kathleen Rollick, Anne Rollick, Elizabeth Buck, Stephen Rollick, Laura Rollick and Brian Rollick; and by many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Keith and John Rollick; six sisters, Rose Sercer, Frances Muhitch, Alyce Higbee, Mary McGill, Mabel Sorg, and Pauline Wiechman; by three brothers, Frank Rollick, Edward Rollick, and Joseph Rollick; and by three brothers in childhood.
Due to renovations at Queen of the World Church, a Mass of Christian Burial for Louis L. "Barney" Rollick will be celebrated in the St. Mary's Catholic Church on Monday at noon, with the Rev. Michael Ferrick officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Elk County Catholic High School, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, PA 15857; or to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.