Rome: Roland A. Knight 85, passed away December 5, 2012 at the Hospice and Palative Care Unit at the U.S.V.A. Medical Center at Togus after a courageous battle with Mesothelioma. He was born in Rome on October 10, 1927 the son of William A. And Jenny V. (Lincoln) Knight. Roland was a resident of Rome his entire life. Roland served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. During his lifetime in Rome he served as Second Selectman, on the School Board, and on many budget committees. He loved the outdoors. Ice fishing and hunting with his family and friends. He looked forward to his daily walk with his dog, Maisy by his side. Roland is survived by his wife Dorothy M. Knight, whom he married May 26, 1970. He is also survived by his children, Son, Albert Knight and wife Pam, his daughter Gail Manley and husband Gerald, daughter Debra Mullen and husband Peter, daughter Sandra Knight, daughter Trudance Batchelder and partner Carlton Savage, two step sons, Dana Hallowell and wife Lila and James Hallowell, daughters in law, Judy Hallowell and Donna Hallowell. Also surviving are his brother George Knight and wife Del, brother Robert Knight and wife Gwen, Sister in law Annie Knight, 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to visit 7-9 PM on Friday , December 7 at Wheeler Funeral Home 26 Church Street Oakland. A grave side service will be 1:00 PM on Saturday December 8 at the Brookside Cemetery Wooster Hill Road in Rome. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.