Roland Charles Oinas

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. – Roland Charles Oinas, 70, of Simpsonville, S.C., passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014, following a lengthy illness.

Born in Hancock, he was the son of the late Isaac Wilbur and Ida Margaret Parkinen Oinas.

Roland graduated from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He spent the majority of his life in Cleveland, Ohio, where he retired from Ohio Edison Power Company.

He is survived by brother, George I. Oinas of Simpsonville, S.C.; sister, Mary Anderson and husband, Robert of Michigan; nephews, Ryan and Matthew Anderson of Michigan; and numerous cousins.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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