Orville I. Roones, 94, died May 1, 2014. He was born in Milnor, N.D., on April 7, 1920, to Hans and Anna (Stockstad) Roones.
He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II, and retired as an Equipment Engineer with AT&T.
Orville is survived by his wife, Trudy (Hickman) Roones of Cheshire; sons David (Patty) Roones of East Granby, CT; Kevin (Glenna) Roones of Stamford, CT; and Steven (Terri) Roones of Clovis, CA; sister, Alice Decker, of Lisbon, N.D.; and brother, Olav (Carol) Roones of Heyburn, ID. Also left to mourn are six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 24, at 7 pm, at Elim Park, 150 Cook Hill Rd, Cheshire, in Nelson Hall. Burial will be in the Veteran's Cemetery in Middletown, at the convenience of the family and there are no calling hours.
The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire is assisting with arrangements.