Roland Ivan Rodaway, 100 of Unadilla, passed away on Dec. 28, 2019, at the Syracuse Hospital.  He was born on Oct. 9, 1919, on a farm near Unadilla to Ivan and Myrtle (Nash) Rodaway.  He was a graduate of Unadilla High School.
He farmed until the age of 90 in spite of the loss of his right hand in a farming accident.  He was a lifetime member of the Unadilla Christian Church where he served as an elder for 80 years.  Throughout his lifetime he donated over 180 units of blood to the American Red Cross.  One of the highlights of his life was being crowned King of the 2014 Unadilla Groundhog Day Celebration.
He enjoyed visiting with people and appreciated the gift of friendship.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews, two cousins Glen Wyatt and Lowell Fey and two sisters-in-law, Anita Severe and Julie Randall and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Constance Rodaway, sisters –Bernice, Nina Severe and Eileen Wallen, brothers – Lyle, Norman and Nathan, stepbrothers – Burt and Gale Randall, and half-brother Keith Rodaway. Six nephews and one great nephew also preceded him in death.
Visitation was to be at the Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home in Syracuse on Jan. 1 with family greeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services were to be held Thursday, Jan. 2 at 10:30 a.m.. at the Unadilla Christian Church in Unadilla. Memorials may be given to the Unadilla Christian Church or donor’s choice. Condolences to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com