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“Popa your presence with me for 3 and half years has thought me so very much. First of all life is so very precious. You wanted to live and was so...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Mary DeVita

“so sorry to hear of Roland passing . We were friends through the Rotary Club and Stella Maris . Sorry to receive this news after July 10. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: keith g farley O.D. - Friend

“Dear Roland,You will be sadly missed by many as well as myself. You will always be in my heart.You are now reunited with your beloved Laura (mom), I...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Lori McAvaney - Wilmington, DE

“Uncle Roland, God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He than looked down upon Earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Arlette Pippin - Family

“Grandpa, There are not enough words to express just how great of a person you were. I just wanted you to know that I love you and I appreciate all...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Justin - Family

“Roland was a very active and enthusiastic member of the Mount Pleasant Rotary Club. Roland never waited to be asked to help; he dove in and did...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Bobby Bernstein - Friend

“To the Family,I go back many years when I first heard that voice on a long distance phone interview for the loan application for the purchase of the...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: jim owens - Friend

“My sincere condolences to the whole family on Uncle Roland's passing. I have such great memories of time spent with him and of the great stories he...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Clarice Bassett - Meriden, CT

“Rest in peace grandfather. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Charles DeVita - Airville, PA

“Rest in peace ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Pamela Wasserman - Edison, NJ

“I will miss the wealth of knowledge that you could reiterate at the drop of a hat! Love you! ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jesse Esparza - Washington, DC

“Grandpa, we will miss you!! Love Sydney and John Andrew ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Diane Devita - Dupont, WA

“RIP Grandpa <3 ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Anon Ymous - Mt Pleasant, SC

“We love and miss you Grandpa! ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Kareff - Washington, DC


Roland Charles DeVita, 88, of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Mount Pleasant, SC and widower of Laura Reigle DeVita entered into eternal rest Saturday, July 3, 2021. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Stella Maris Catholic Church, 1204 Middle Street at 1:00 pm. Prayers of Final Commendation and Farewell will be held in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 10, 2021 in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel from 10:00 am until noon.

To view the Mass of Christian Burial please visit the following: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/TPCZN6F8QJBL8FPT

Roland was born May 14, 1933 in Waterbury, Connecticut, son of late Carmine DeVita and Catherine Guglielmino DeVita. He was a retired partner and vice president from Penn Life Insurance Company of Dayton, Ohio. He was an active member Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church and taught religion classes at CCD. Roland was a member of the Rotary Club Mt. Pleasant, Exchange Club - Isle of Palms, and 4th degree Knights of Columbus. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Roland was a principled patriarch. His life story embodies the "American dream" in which he emerges as a personal and professional success. His charisma and humor truly lit up each and every room. As we close our eyes and think back to Roland, we picture him sitting with a historical book, garlicky clams, and a hot coffee.

He is survived by two sons, LTC Mark Devita (Elizabeth) of Airville, PA and John DeVita (Diane) of Dupont, WA; five daughters, Mary DeVita of Boca Raton, FL, Diane Scandino (David) of Malabar, FL, Pamela Wasserman (Gene) of Edison, NJ, Lori MacAvaney of Wilmington, DE, and Kathleen Crossan of Dayton, OH; sister, Anne Marie Waterworth (Kenneth) of Waterbury, CT; fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Stella Maris Catholic Church, 1204 Middle Street, P.O. Box 280, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482, www.stellamarischurch.org/give.