Obituary of Roland L Hisert
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Mr. Roland L. Hisert, 68, of Eaker Road, Fort Plain, passed away on December 2, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, NY surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Roland was born on November 28th, 1954, in Amsterdam, NY, the son of the late Donald G. Hisert and Audrey Whitehouse Hisert, who survives.
He was a graduate of Fort Plain High School, Class of 1972, SUNY Morrisville obtaining a BA in Automotive engineering, and FMCC, being awarded the top mechanic award, him and a partner won first place in the Plymouth engine trouble shooting contest in NY, which led them to being able to compete in a national contest in California, where he came in the top 5 for the country. This is what led him to calling his mom from California and telling her he now wanted to go to college, which previously he had no interest in.
He retired from Verizon Communications as a field technician in 2010, during his career he worked for NYNEX, Southern Bell, and Bell Atlantic. He also was the owner of Wemarkable Rolling Springs Farm.
Mr. Hisert was a lifelong area resident and was of Methodist faith. He was a member of the FAA, loved his tractors and farming, and enjoyed a fire with family and friends.
Survivors include his mother, Audrey Hisert; life partner Patricia Young; daughter Taya Hyer (Kurtis Hohensheldt); sons Shane Hisert, Brian Hisert, Kirk and his wife Courtney Hisert, Dustin and his wife Kayleigh Hisert; Siblings Paul Hisert (Betty), Glen Hisert (Marjorie), Mark Hisert (Laurie), Sheldon Hisert (Michelle), Michelle Searles (Susan), Linette Manicini (Frank) and Lisa VanValkenburgh (Lewis); Grandchildren, Travis, McKenzie, Taysha, Aydin, Olivia, Rylee, McKenna, Quinn and Khloe; several nieces, nephews and cousins, and his cats Tootsie Boo and Sox.
The invites friends and relatives to a visitation on Sunday December 11, 2022, from 2:00-4:00Pm at the Houghtaling and Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317. A Memorial Service will take place following at 4:00 PM.
Anyone wishing to send a memorial contribution in memory of Roland, please consider the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263.
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