Arnold J. Rolak, Sr., 95, of Galveston, passed away Friday, May 11, 2007, at Turner Geriatric Center.
The family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Monday, May 14th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A Masonic Service will be held at 7pm under the auspices of Galveston Harmony Lodge #6, AF&AM.
Graveside service will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 15th, at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston with Rev. J.C. Dorman officiating.
Arnold was born April 16, 1912, in La Grange, Texas. He also lived in Fayetteville before moving to Houston and had been a resident of Galveston since 1932. Arnold was a member of Central United Methodist Church, where he worked in many different capacities. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. Arnold was a retired postal employee, working in Stewart Station, Bob Lyons Station, and the Main Postoffice. He was a member of Harmony Lodge #6, AF&AM, where he was a past Most Worshipful Master. He was also a member of the York Rite Bodies. Arnold was an over 50 year member of the American Legion, Post #20, and a member of AARP, NARFE, and TPA of America.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Norma, and survived by his son, Arnold J. Rolak, Jr. and wife, Emma, of Houston; daughter, Linda Castleberry and husband, David, of Galveston; five grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be William K. Rolak, Donovon Knighton, Oscar Mejia, Ed Rainey, and Jason Haley.
In lieu of flowers, Arnold’s family requests memorials be made to Central United Methodist Church, 3308 Avenue O ½, Galveston, TX 77550.