Eugene "Gene" Rolandelli, 74, of Lodi, died in Stockton on March 31. He was born in Oakland on Aug. 20, 1931.
Mr. Rolandelli graduated from Oakland Technical High School and later attended San Francisco State University. In 1946, he became a member of the Weldonians in Oakland and became an instructor. He was a partner in Oakland Scavengers. In 1948, he entered the Air National Guard, becoming a member of the 561st Air Force Band until his retirement in 1991. He retired as a master sergeant, having been one of the longest-playing members.
He left Oakland in 1956, moving to Hayward and settling in Danville in 1966, where he owned Danville Music and Dance Studio. He was involved with civic affairs. He lived in the San Ramon area and eventually settled in Lodi in 2001.
He is survived by his children, Steven Rolandelli, of Richardson, Texas, Kristen Call, of Patterson, Suzan Morris, of Grass Valley, and Monica Hartung, of Lodi; a sister, Angela Mecchi, of Oakland; and 10 grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at Lodi Funeral Home Chapel. There will be no visitation, and committal is private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com.
Lodi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.