John Rossland '49

John A. Rossland entered the Chapter Eternal on January 7, 2013, in Williamsburg, Virginia, following an extended illness. He was 86.

John was born and raised in the Cleveland area and graduated from Denison in 1949. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a Mason, and a long-time member of the Presbyterian Church in several locations, serving as a Deacon and Elder. He also took an active interest in volunteer work for church building and grounds. As a professional sales and marketing executive, John had a 30-year career in the corrugated packaging industry, retiring from Champion International Corporation.

John and his wife of 63 years, Marylin, moved to Williamsburg in 1983 and served as volunteers in several departments of Colonial Williamsburg for more than 15 years. His avocations included wood working and travel planning—John and Marilyn were international travelers. He also was active in The Colonial Virginia Model A Ford Automobile Club.

John was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Rossland ’73; survived by his wife, Marylin.

All honor to his name.

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