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Emerson Albert Roylance
Birth: Oct. 12, 1916
Death: Mar. 8, 1981

Beloved Daddy (to Jean, Janet and Judy) and Grandpa (to Marianne, Heather, Jonathan, and Daniel) We Miss You!

Emerson was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts; to John and Sadie Roylance

Married Irene on October 31, 1936 in Miami Florida, 45 years.

A resident of Manhattan Beach, and Redondo Beach.
Emerson has 3 daughters: Judith (deceased), Eleanor, and Janet. Four grandchildren: Marianne, Heather, Jonathan, and Daniel. And three great grandchildren: Chloe, Melanie, and Melissa.

Emerson played semi professional baseball in Florida, and harmonica in a band. He served in the Navy, in WWII. Discharged with rank of Seaman 2nd Class on November 13, 1945.

Grandpa did collision and body work for many years, and retired from Cormier Chevrolet in Long Beach (just before his illness got worse)..and he expertly built custom ship models in his retirement.

My grandparents were actively involved members of Journey Of Faith Church, Manhattan Beach... and South Bay Bible Church, Redondo Beach.
Emerson and Irene were able to go to Europe, and visit the Bahamas. Both trips were a great highlight in their lives.


I can't put into words how special my Grandpa is. He had an awesome personality, and he knew a lot about sports. I would sit with him when we visited, and he would explain about the rules (and ins and outs) of a particular game on TV. Grandpa had a warmth and ease about meeting people and was well liked in all that he became involved with. Up until the time that lung disease took over, he was always fit and athletic. However, he smoked. And the only way that stopped the habit was to find out from his doctor that he had emphysema. This was the most heart wrenching news for our family, and he endured this horrible disease for thirteen years
**Be still my soul: the Lord is on thy side**

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side;
bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
leave to thy God to order and provide;
in every change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
to guide the future as he has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
all now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
his voice who ruled them while he dwelt below.

Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart,
and all is darkened in the vale of tears,
then shalt thou better know his love, his heart,
who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay,
from his own fulness, all he takes away.

Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
when we shall be forever with the Lord,
when disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored,.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past,
all safe and blessÚd we shall meet at last.

Katharina Amalia von Schlegel (b 1697) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Roylance (1893 - 1959)
  Sadie V. Roylance (1899 - 1993)
 
 Spouse:
  Irene Orma Roylance (1914 - 1999)
 
 Children:
  Judith B Roylance (1938 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  Emerson Albert Roylance (1916 - 1981)
  Floyd Roylance (1919 - 1972)*
  Edna B. Kuhn (1920 - 2003)*
  John Roylance (1923 - 1975)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Pacific Ocean
 
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Record added: Sep 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15785929
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 Added: Nov. 13, 2013
Grandpa, I know you are watching all four of your grandchildren from Heaven. If you were still here on earth, you would love John. He is the most amazing husband, and genuine good person. I Love You, and Miss You....Every Single Day.
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 Added: Sep. 23, 2013
And It Will, Grandpa ♥
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 Added: Sep. 19, 2013
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