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Darrell Lee Rolinitis, 76, of Westville, passed away at 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at his home. He was born Nov. 1, 1941, in Danville, the son of William and Ledia (Hamilton) Rolinitis. He was united in marriage to Bernetta Pintar on Aug. 31, 1963, in Westville. She will miss him dearly.
He will also be missed by his children, DL II and Stacey (Sexton) Rolinitis, Mike and Missie (Hook) Rolinitis, and Steven and Laurie (Barnes) Rolinitis; his grandchildren, Mikayla, Mariah, Bryce, Dalton, Tyler, Arwen, and Kylie; his brother, William (Sharon) Rolinitis; his brothers-in-law, Bob (Dee) Ruch and Stan (Kathy) Pintar; and his uncle, Bob (Kathy) Lape. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Darrell graduated from Westville High School, Class of 1960. He was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, as well as a lifetime member of the American Legion Post No. 51. He enjoyed volunteering with Boy Scouts, playing the slots at Paradice Casino, and was also an avid fan of the Chicago Bears. Darrell was proud of being a son of a coal miner, a lifelong Westville Tiger, and cherished his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be forever remembered by those who knew and loved him.
A celebration of Darrell's life will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel, 414 S. State St., Westville, with Father Sauppé officiating. Visitation will be held 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Westville, with Military Honors conducted by the American Legion Post No. 51. Memorial donations may be given in his name to the Danville Veteran's Administration or donor's choice of charity. Please join his family in sharing memories, photos, & videos through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 22, 2018
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