NILES - Emily Rohland, 85, of Niles, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at her residence.
She was born May 23, 1928, in New Derry, Pa., the daughter of Walter and Ethel West Wright.
She was a 1947 graduate of Canonsburg High School and employed for 27 years at Delphi Packard Electric, retiring in 1990.
She was a member of The First Church of The Nazarene in Niles.
She belonged to several quilting clubs, enjoyed quilt making and was a beautiful seamstress. She also enjoyed being outdoors near water. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
She will be deeply missed by her husband, George V. Rohland Jr., whom she married June 26, 1949; two sons, George V. (Theresa) Rohland III of Niles and Mark K. Rohland of Niles; three daughters, Carol (Chic) Pleiss of Niles, Cheryl Sapienza of Vermillion and Evelyn Humble of Niles; 16 grandchildren, Mark Edward Pleiss, Natalie Anne Pleiss, David Rohland Pleiss, Danielle Hoffman, Cayla Rohland, Gina Rohland, Alyssa Rohland, Stephanie Chonko, Stephen (Brooke) Chonko, Emily Chonko, Wayne (Barbara) Rohland, Sarah (Shane) Fieldhaus, Jennifer Rohland, Matthew Rohland, Michael Rohland and Christina Humble; eight great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ruth Wright of Pennsylvania; a nephew, James (Polly) Wright; and two nieces, Judy Becker and Joyce (Dick) Bartolomeo.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Wright.
Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.
Material contributions can be made to The First Church of The Nazarene in Niles, 1822 Vienna Road, Niles, OH 44446.
Arrangements are being handled by The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.
Family and friends can view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send email condolences at www.josephrossifuneralhome.com.