Roger A. Mola

Oct. 20, 1952 – Oct. 29, 1921

Roger Anthony Mola, 69, passed away peacefully at his home in Dayton, OH after a long battle with leukemia. 

He was born in East Chicago, Ind., the son of Anthony and Julia Mola.

He was a 1970 Graduate of Bishop Noll High School in Hammond, Ind. Mr. Mola received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Lewis University in Chicago. While at Purdue Roger became a proud member of Delta Sigma Fraternity and after graduation he went on to serve on the Alumni Control Board of their Delta Delta Chapter. He also served the National organization as a District Governor and was elected to the Grand Council as Treasurer. 

Mr. Mola served as a Deacon in the Presbyterian Church both in Clarendon Hills, Ill. and Spokane, Wash.  In both locations he also served as Treasurer. He served on the board of Christian Youth Theatre Spokane and was awarded their Lifetime Achievement Award in 1984. He was on the Nat’l ACMA Board and received their Distinguished Service Award. 

In 1988 he married his wife of 33 years, Mary Katherine (Kathy) Richmond. He and Kathy are the parents of two children, Rachel Mola of Indianapolis and Jared Mola of Dayton, Ohio. He cherished his lifelong friendships, especially those from his fraternity, churches and his Wabash family.

Survivors include his wife; children; his sister, Maryallyn Dennison of Freeport, Maine; in-laws, Bill and Linda Richmond of Crawfordsville, his sister and brother in-laws, Lisa and Bob Kaeser, Leigh Ann and Pat Vacendak, Kent and Kristie Richmond and Monica and Greg Winer; and 10 beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his niece, Hanna Dennison.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 at Hunt and Son Funeral Home in Crawfordsville. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church in Crawfordsville with visitation one hour before services (Masks are required in the church). The Rev. John Van Nuys will be officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery will be private.

Donations may be made to the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation at 2960 N. Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208 or The Dayton Theatre Guild at 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton, OH 45410.

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