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Roland Elwood Pusey

March 11, 1939 ~ May 23, 2021 (age 82)


Mr. Roland Elwood Pusey, 82, beloved husband of Patricia Korneluk “Pat” Pusey and a resident of Hallwood, VA, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021 at his home. Born March 11, 1939 in Stockton, MD, he was the son of the late Preston Elwood Pusey and Mabel Hancock Pusey.

Following high school, Roland attended Goldey-Beacom College, where he received an associate's degree in business administration. Soon after college, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving his term in Germany until honorable discharge in October of 1964. Less than a month after his return, Roland began working for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, retiring as district operating manager after more than 25 years of service. Over the next two decades, he worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block.

A man of tremendous faith in the Lord, Roland was a longtime member of Wesley United Methodist Church, and over the last several years, was a dedicated member of Hallwood United Methodist Church. As a proud veteran, he remained devoted to his country through his service in the U.S. Army Reserves, was a 44-year member of The American Legion Pocomoke, MD Post 0093, and a member of the National Museum of the Unites States Army. Roland enjoyed gardening, was an avid Baltimore Ravens and Orioles fan, and especially looked forward to spending quality time with Pat (aka “Poopsie”) and his loving and faithful animals.

In addition to his wife of 38 years, Roland is survived by his brother, Larry P. Pusey and his wife, Cheryl, of Milford, DE; nephews, Larry II, Eric, Keith, and Michael and their families; and his furbabies, Loretta Lynn, Prissy, and Meow Meow. Other than his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Betty Lou Hitch and her husband, Charles and his dog, Storm, who was his best bud.

A funeral service will be conducted from the graveside at the Portersville Cemetery in Stockton on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., with The Reverend James Maddox officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Roland’s name may be made to Hallwood United Methodist Church, c/o Joyce Northam, P.O. Box 75, Hallwood, VA 23359 or to Eastern Shore SPCA, P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418 (

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Graveside Service
May 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Portersville Cemetery
George Island Landing Road
Stockton, MD 21864


Hallwood United Methodist Church, C/O Joyce Northam
P.O. Box 72, Hallwood VA 23359

Eastern Shore S.P.C.A.
P.O. Box 164, Onley VA 23418

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