Roland "Rollie" S. Kio

Born: Sun., Sep. 15, 1929
Died: Sun., Oct. 25, 2020


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 29, 2020
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Thu., Oct. 29, 2020
Location: Frame Funeral Home

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Eldred-- Roland "Rollie" S. Kio, 91, of Canfield Hollow Rd., passed away on Sunday (October 25th, 2020) at the Sena Kean Manor.

Born on September 15, 1929, in Port Allegany, he was the son of Byron and Etha Hayes Kio. On April 16th, 1949 at the Port Allegany United Methodist Parsonage, he married his wife June Nicklaus, who survives.

He had attended Port Allegany Area Schools. He began his career at Ethan Allen Furniture in Eldred where he attained the position of woodshop supervisor.  He was then employed by Boise Cascade as a Maintenance Supervisor up until his retirement in 1992.

He was a member Duke Center Lodge #555 F & AM, Keystone Chapter #2 Order of the Eastern Star, and the Duke Center United Methodist Church. Along with his wife June, Rollie greatly enjoyed spending winters in Florida for many years.  He was an avid camper and boater, and really loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife of seventy-one years are three sons, George (Barbara) Kio of McKinney, Texas, Kenneth (Judy) Kio of Eldred, and Bradley (Ginger) Kio of York Haven, PA; One daughter, Gail (Jerry Kelley) Kio of Bradford; One brother Phil (Leah) Kio of Port Allegany; Seven grand children, Steve Kio, Brenda Weynandt, Emily Kio, Rachel Baker, Michael Kio, Andrea Skaggs and Ashley Gore, and fifteen great grand children.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Eddie Kio; and three sisters, Nellie Llewellyn, Pearl Kio and Ella Wight.

Friends may call on Thursday at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Rick Price officiating.  Burial will follow in Sartwell Creek Cemetery, Roulette.

Members of  Lodge # 555 will conduct  a memorial service at the funeral home on Thursday  prior to the beginning of the funeral service.

Memorials may be made to the Duke Center United Methodist Church, Shriner’s Hospital in Erie or the American Cancer Society.

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Nick & Barb Dixon
   Posted Wed October 28, 2020
June & Family....
We’re so very sorry for your loss. Roland was such a nice, nice man!!
Nick & Barb Dixon

Nancy Reynolds
   Posted Wed October 28, 2020
Roland has always been and will always remain one of my most favorite people I have ever had the pleasure knowing. It didn't matter the distance or time between us our conversations were always pleasant and easy. Roland was a kind, gentle and unassuming man. I will surely miss him. My Daughter, Brenda and Grandson Justin have received a new Guardian Angel. A gift from God.

REST IN PEACE, ROLAND. You have earned it my Friend.

Karl Shuey
   Posted Wed October 28, 2020
Very sorry to learn of Rollie’s death. Heartfelt condolences to June and the family.