Rolando Edward King

May 11, 1928 ~ May 6, 2019 (age 90)

Rolando Edward King Sr., born in Fairfax, Virginia, died peacefully on May 06, 2019, in Kerrville, TX, embraced in the arms of Jesus Christ and surrounded by family and loved ones. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 68 years Lucille M King, who was called home only twenty days before him. He is also preceded in death by his mother Trudell McDonald and brothers Robert and George McDonald.

Rolando is survived by his brother and sister Harvey and Gloria McDonald; daughters Diana King Gates, Carolyn Hill, Trudell Murphy, Julia Bradford and Angela Santero; sons Michael, Rolando Jr., Patrick and Duane King. He was the proud grandfather to Jonathan, Constance, Desiree and Mercedes Gates; Rachel King; Tiffany Rupp, Dawn Ritter and Sean King; Keith, Brandon, Kyle and Danielle Chapman, Jay and Matt Hill;  Aaron and Andrew Murphy and Amanda Brown; Austin King, Curtis Charles Bailey; Haley, Hunter and Holly Bradford; Christian, Jackson, Kate and Alex King; Raphael and Therese Santero, plus a host of great grandchildren.

Rolando served in the US Army as a lab technician. He continued in that function for the Red Cross and department of defense at Walter Reed Medical Center, before transitioning  to the field of medical equipment sales. He retired at Fort Meade as a Government service employee. Rolando was a dedicated husband and father, who laid down his life for his family. He ministered in the Catholic Church in a variety of ways, from prayer leading to lectoring. In service to the ones he loved, he never tired. He will be eternally missed.

Funeral services for Rolando will be held May 14,2019 at the Shrine of Saint Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 12701 Viers Mill Rd, Rockville,MD 20853. Visitation begins at10:00 AM, followed by the funeral mass at 11:00am and then reception at same location. Wednesday May 15th, his cremated remains will be interred at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20906. The Rite of committal at Gate of Heaven begins at 1:00PM.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to The Goretti Group founded by his daughter at

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The Goretti Group
San Diego CA

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