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03/11/1928 — 09/26/2011
From Richland, WA, US | Born in Caribou, ME
Roland Haney passed away quietly at home on September 26, 2011. Since planting roots in Richland in 1950, he was known to be kind and generous to friends and strangers who simply called him Haney. Born on March 11, 1928 in Caribou, Maine, Haney joined the Army in 1946, served bravely in the Korean War, and was honorably discharged while stationed at Camp Hanford, WA where he met and married Susie. Together they built businesses, first as a general contractor, followed by building, owning and operating the Stalag 13 Tavern and the Haneys Inn in North Richland.
Haney was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years in 2007, Susie A. Haney, his parents Oswald & Gertrude Haney, and six siblings.
He is survived by his three children, daughter Jaye Cammann Jerry, son Thomas A. Haney Arlene, and son Roland Haney Jr Penny Jo, granddaughter Julie Morgan Cole, grandsons Thomas Haney Jr Mimi, Nickolas Haney Gen, and Nathan Haney, brother Oswald Haney, Jr, four sisters, Marie Young, Nina Obrikis, Gloria Clark, and Linda Cram, 3 great-grandaughters and 1 great-grandson.
The entire family extends heartfelt gratitude and a humble thank you to Haneys sister-in-law, Janice Chunn and husband Malcom, for their selfless dedication to accommodate the needs of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother in his final years.
A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, September 30, 2011, 2:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 915 By-Pass Highway, Richland, WA, followed by a reception at the on-site event center. Visitation on Thursday, the 29th from 5pm 8pm will be at Einans Funeral Home in Richland.
Roland was a nice guy, have known him for years.
Haney known by all as just Haney. He was a friend to about everone he met.Haney and I go back to 1950 when we transfered here to set up and guard the reactors at the Hanford project. we was discharged here and went to work at Hanford from the service. Things was a little slow for him at Hanford and he went to work as a contractor in the Tricities. We stayed friends for some sixty Years.
We spent a lot of tine together with our wives pariying, Dancing and working together. Our hearts go out to the family. Roland will be missed by all. I am glad I visited him a few days ago. Have a nice Voyage Haney, and We will see you soon. Frank and Pat Trent
The entire Mokler family would like to express their condolences of Roland passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Haney family @ these trying times.
Roland give me a job when I was 16. Not only was he a good boss but a true friend.He took me hunting and fishing while I was growing up and I will never forget how much he helped me through some difficult years.
My sympathies to the family.
So sorry for your loss. Never met “Haney” but his son, Roland Jr. was my Richland High classmate. Sr. must have been quite a guy!