We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Roy W. Barber Funeral Home
Hernando J. Roldan of Olney, MD, passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 with his family at his side. He is survived by Marie Louise Roldan nee Agostini, his loving wife of 63 years and his proud children, Joseph, Carlos, Richard, Michael, Douglas, Cynthia (Bendit), and Stephen. He loved hearing about his 19 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, and his large extended family. Hernando was born on May 25, 1929, in El Cerrito, Colombia, to the late Carlos Julio Roldan and the late Paula Antonia Roldan nee Riomaña and was sibling to 12 brothers and sisters. He spent the last few years of his life with the caring staff at Friends House Nursing Home in Sandy Spring, MD.
Hernando worked as a Mechanical and Chemical Engineering consultant with Panamerican Consulting Engineering, and as a Quality Control manager for the Cianbro Corporation. Hernando travelled extensively throughout his career and worked in multiple countries including Colombia, Peru, Chile, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Thailand, and Brazil.
Hernando was a storyteller at heart and loved to share his experiences of travelling around the world and witnessing its multitude of cultures. As a passionate conversationalist, he enjoyed talking about a wide array of topics, including world history, current events, politics, geography, and world religions. He loved to have a good laugh and was genuinely interested in his friends’ and family’s experiences. He enjoyed reading, dancing, music, and various cuisines. He was resourceful and loved to work with his hands performing multiple home projects. His hobbies included ham radio, visits to museums, and gardening. He was an avid seeker of knowledge and study. He was also a proud member of the Knights of Columbus.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 10am, and religious services to follow at 11am at St. Peters Church, 2900 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 12:30pm, at Norbeck Memorial Park, 16225 Batchellors Forest Road, Olney, MD 20832. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Hernando's name to Friends House Nursing Home of Sandy Spring, MD at http://www.friendshouse.com/giving/philanthropy