Rolland J. St. Thomas, 76, an 18-year resident of Sparrowbush, N.Y. and a retired Master Sgt. for the U.S. Military, Ft. Lee, Virginia, died Monday, May 28, 2007 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, N.Y.

Son of the late George and Rose Slyman St. Thomas, he was born on December 17, 1930 in Massena, N.Y.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Port Jervis, N.Y.; Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War and Vietnam; member of the American Legion; and member of the Roosa-Fleming V.F.W. Post #161, Port Jervis, N.Y.

Survivors include his wife at home, Betty Wendtlandt St. Thomas; daughter, Julie Ann St. Thomas and her husband, Gene Terpening of Littleton, Colo.; three brothers, Richard St. Thomas, Wayne Brown and Earl Brown, all of Watertown, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Griffin, Gillian and Nolan; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Thursday, May 31 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 1, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Port Jervis, N.Y. with the Rev. James Brosius officiating.

Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, N.Y. with military honors.

Contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.

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