May 2, 2014

Roland Hege

With much sadness I have been informed that our dear friend, Roland Hege, has passed away last night.

I guess he was having some trouble breathing then had a cardiac arrest in the hospital…

He was a wonderful friend, woodturner, with a great sense of humor. He and a friend designed and made a beautiful Rose Engine lathe being able to make the most intricate turnings you ever saw! What a wonderful machinist instructor-technician with a special list of friends all over the place.

Roland will be missed tremendously.

—Moe Gingerich