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Gasmena, Roland L.

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May 5, 1956 - March 3, 2018

Gasmena, Roland L.

March 3, 2018 was a special day for Heaven as our beloved Roland Gasmena is in peace and has been reunited with his parents and brothers. Roland is survived by his wife Dianne Fite Gasmena of Carrollton, Texas; son Nicholas Gasmena of Mesa, Arizona; sister, Lisa Maglalang; step daughters, Cyndee St. Germaine and Melissa Fuesling; grandchildren, Sophia and Blaine Fuesling. His lifetime of achievements both professionally and personally have garnered him the love, respect, and loyalty of his friends, colleagues, and family. Roland curated over 12 patents during his career, which had significant importance towards the advancement of both oceanic and space exploration. He loved his work, cooking Filipino food, disco dancing, fast cars, and spending time with his family. His smile and jokes lifted the spirits of those around him, and his lifetime of work and achievements were some of his most proud moments. His life’s philosophy was to work hard, play hard, and “never gamble with scared money”. You will be greatly missed. Thanks for being the amazing husband, father, grandfather, and mentor to many.

A Celebration of Life service will be held
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 3:00 pm
North Dallas Funeral Home Chapel
2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234


Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

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John Bell

March 19, 2018 9:19AM

My condolences to Roland’s family and friends. I had the great pleasure of working with Roland at Jones-Blair. He was a brilliant mind and so well respected. Rest In Peace my friend.

Val Gonzalez

March 16, 2018 11:01PM

Roland Gasmena was a true friend of the Gonzalez's, in fact he was one of us Gonzalez's. We've been through so many rough times together, including defending each other on the Rams 49ers game in Anaheim. He more or less lived with us in our apartment at Long Beach and us in his house in Anaheim. We would go out together to disco techs, play poker, basketball, fishing. Everyday we were together doing something until his job at Ameron took him to Arkansas. He has been a friend since high school in Daly City. There's not enough room or space to write down everything about this great man RIP good buddy, we will all see each other again with out a doubt.

John Mulholland

March 16, 2018 8:51PM

Sadly, I cannot claim that Roland was a "good" friend but he was certainly a "constant" one. We started working together in 1994 at Ameron. Later he moved to Little Rock and I to Alpharetta in Georgia. During these 24 years we have stayed in touch. He was ALWAYS positive, warm, and outgoing. He brought light and happiness to all whom he touched. I send my sincerest condolences to his family. He will be missed, not the least by me.

John Flowers

March 16, 2018 7:19PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to Roland’s family and friends. I had the pleasure to work with Roland in Dallas for several years and shared many a laugh with him. He is well respected and will be remembered fondly. He was brilliant and creative. Peace be with you.

Marsha Pruett

March 16, 2018 6:01PM

I had the privilege of working with Roland at Ameron for many years. He had a great sense of humor and was always pleasant to be around. I am so sorry to hear of his loss. Diane, Nick and family are in our prayers. Marsha and John

Ida Lin

March 16, 2018 5:21PM

Roland was a smart chemist, and I had worked with him for many years at Ameron. He always had answers for questions, a sense of humor, and optimism. My condolences to his wife, his son, and family.

Linda Brown-Johnson

March 16, 2018 3:35PM

A great friend who encouraged a person to never stop learning and that you only live once so make each day count. Great memories from our time at Ameron together, may you have a peaceful Paradise journey on to your next assignment.

Don Nelson

March 16, 2018 1:37PM

My condolences and wish for comfort to family and friends. Roland was a true professional and very respected in our profession. More importantly, a good friend. Rest In Peace.

Joyce Henry

March 16, 2018 12:21PM

Roland was the last of my male cousins on the maternal side. Early on, he gave us a sample of paint to use on the house's wooden garage door. It withstood years of California sun and preserved the wood until we took it down for a mechanized aluminum one. That was one of the many works he accomplished with Ameron.
Praying for his peace in eternity.

Becky St. Germaine

March 16, 2018 10:43AM

He was a good friend, and a great man, and we will miss him so much. Rest in peace, Roland.

Stephanie Nicklaus

March 16, 2018 9:53AM

I did not know Roland personally, however I consider his amazing wife, Diane, to be one of my dear friends. I am so very sorry for your loss. Roland was a good man and will be truly missed. With all my love, Stephanie

Nancy Smith

March 16, 2018 8:16AM

So sorry for the loss of your dear Roland. I wish I had been able to meet him but I could tell he was the love of your life when you spoke about him! Prayers you and his family members find comfort in beautiful memories

Linda Marquez

March 16, 2018 6:24AM

I have known Roland from the very first days he went to work for Ameron. And, we remained friends and colleagues through the years--even after we each moved to other companies. I will always remember his quick wit, his nsense of humor, his warm friendship and high intelligence. My heart felt condolences to his beautiful wife, his son and all his loving family.