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Rolland B. Joyal Jr.

December 12, 1935 — December 28, 2020

Rolland B. Joyal, Jr., 85, of Exeter Twp., passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020, in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Ann (Zubris) Joyal, Exeter Twp., for the past 62 years. Born in Laconia, NH, he was the son of the late Rolland B., Sr. and Meleda (Masse) Joyal. He graduated from West Lebanon High School, NH, and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration at St. Joseph's University. Rolland proudly served in the U.S. Navy and was the past president of the Society for Human Resource Management of Reading (SHRM). He loved skiing, bowling and learning how to fly an airplane. In his teen years he also enjoyed speed skating and jumping barrels. Rolland worked in Human Resources at Penn Optical and Crompton & Knowles and was a plant manager at Schuylkill Products.

In addition to his wife, Rolland is survived by his daughters: Michelle A. Reese, wife of Michael J., Reading, Collette A. Joyal, West Reading and Lisa R. Martin wife of James W., Bowmansville; seven grandchildren: Dustin, Jason, Nicolette, Austin, Hayley, Shane and Gabrielle. Also surviving are seven great grandchildren; brother Richard and sisters Barbara Warshaw and Rhea Morse.

Rolland will always be remembered, and respected, for his unconditional love and support, and how he encouraged critical thinking. He always spoke from the heart and was never afraid to give his honest opinion.

Services and interment are private. In Rolland's memory, contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks, online at Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit
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