Thomas V. Rollo, 66, of Terre Haute, and currently living at the Veterans Nursing Home, in West Lafayette, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born Jan. 7, 1946, in Terre Haute, the son of Myron and Gladys (Taylor) Linnabary.
He graduated from Gerstmeyer Technical High School. He was drafted into the United States Army and received a medical discharge following an accident during basic training. He owned and operated Professional Bowling and Trophy in 12 Points during the late 70’s and early 80’s. Tom had also worked in sales with several different companies.
Tom was an avid bowler and bowling instructor. He had received multiple awards and earned several 300 and 700 series patches. Tom enjoyed watching sports especially the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs and Indiana Pacers. He was a member of the AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, and American Legion Post 346 in Terre Haute.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Carole Ann Bridgewater.
He is survived by his wife, G. Joyce Rollo; three sons, Thomas B. Rollo (Tammy) of Terre Haute, Steven Rollo (Liz) of Florida, and Anthony Rollo (Kiley); stepdaughter, Andrea Colclasure; grandchildren, Conner Rollo, Ashton Rollo, Isaac Rollo, and Keaton Rollo; stepgrandchildren, Jason Colclasure (Kelly), Ryan Colclasure (Stephanie), and Leah Martin (Michael); as well as four stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services will be at French Funeral Home, 421 N. National Ave., in Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Jeff Bridgewater officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The Michael J. Fox, Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. To light a candle in his memory visit: