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Aug. 31, 1942 – Dec. 10, 2013

James E. Roehling, of Akron, a construction company owner, died last Tuesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a long illness. He was 71.

Born in Akron, he attended Akron High School and worked for 15 years at Perry’s Ice Cream in production and setting up and repairing machinery.

Then he established his own excavation business, installing leach fields for septic systems, and worked for an overhead door company.

Before he retired in 1996, he did work to expand Akron Mobile Home Park, installing roadways and pads for trailers.

An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, water skiing and snowmobiling. He was a charter member of the Northern Erie Sno-Seekers Snowmobile Club.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, the former Donna Cope; three sons, James E. Jr., “Chip” Doni J. and Rusty J.; a daughter, Tracy Brogowski; a brother, Clarence “Cork”; a sister, Audrey Calnan; and four grandchildren.

Services were held Monday in First United Methodist Church, Akron.