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“Another talented man gone ”
1 of 1 | Posted by: Robert C. Child III - New Haven, CT


Roland Dzintars Paegle
74, Born In Riga, Latvia
Graduate of Yale College and Yale University School of Medicine who also went on to become a Professor of Clinical Pathology with numerous faculty appointments and a myriad of publications completed throughout his medical career. His secondary major in graphic arts laid the ground for what would become his greatest personal passion. With an incredible educational background, Roland exercised his creative artistic muscles nearly every day in so many different ways.
Like a snowstorm in July, the Paegle family was taken by surprise when Dr. Paegle suddenly became ill and passed away within a matter of days. Roland’s only blessing with this news was his ability to spend his final days surrounded by his family that he deeply loved and cherished. He is survived by his Queen, Grazina, his two sons, Tadas and Edward, Daughters in Law, Inga and Laura and grandchildren, Julian, Skyler, Kristina and Lukas. In the end, Roland got what so many wish for: A great life and plenty of family to share treasured moments, roaming the globe and exploring exotic and unique destinations.
A Professor of Pathology, an undying artist (his work is on display and immortalized across the country) with a true appreciation of art in all of it’s forms, a self-taught professional photographer, a devoted and dutiful husband and father, Roland left his impression on all that got to know the man behind the lens. With a true belief that all of us have rights along with responsibilities and opportunities, Roland always put 110% into every paper, project, sculpture, painting, activity, demonstration, etc. He was a terrific influence on so many lives and he lived each day with purpose and passionately sucked and enjoyed all of the marrow that life had to offer. Like a kid in a candy-store, Roland leapt from one accomplishment to the next, leaving a wake of change and expression behind that captivated all of our hearts and minds. Good Bye Dad. Good Bye My Love. You shall live forever in our hearts and minds and we look forward to the day when we will be reunited together once again. We will follow your example by seizing each day to fully live our lives and we will also continue the legacy you started with the camera and flash bulbs so many years ago as we build on your “Happy Memory Savings Account”.
Memorial Mass will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 58th St. S, on Saturday, April 16th at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations directly to History Dome and Art Park Inc., 38 Blueberry Lane, Alexander, ME, 04694. This was Roland’s greatest personal artistic achievement and is an ongoing institution in Maine that will grow year by year as the family follows Roland’s footsteps in renovating and adding to the Art Park. The Art Park is open to the public all summer long and we welcome all lover’s of art, nature and a spirituality that only transcends our souls when you visit the magical forests where the park is located.