ST. LOUIS — A. Charles “Chuck” Roland III, formerly the owner of custom food blending company Roland Industries, Inc., died Sept. 2 at age 80.

A. Charles “Chuck” Roland III, Roland Industries, Inc.
A. Charles “Chuck” Roland III, former owner of Roland Industries, Inc.

Mr. Roland was past president of the Allied Trades of the Baking Industry (A.T.B.I.). He was a 53-year member of the American Society of Baking, serving as past program chairman and second vice-president. He was an original member on the committee for the A.S.B.’s Baking Hall of Fame.

Mr. Roland also was on the American Institute of Baking’s board of trustees, serving six years on the executive committee. He was a 37-year member of the Privy Council and was involved in the Bakers Ambassadors Association.

Mr. Roland served as chairman of Roland Industries, Inc. Abitec Corp., a subsidiary of Associated British Foods P.L.C., acquired Roland Industries in 1998. Mr. Roland acted as a consultant after the acquisition. Roland Industries’ product lines at the time included bakery mixes and bases, dough conditioners and specialty customized formulations.

Mr. Roland was born Aug. 22, 1936, in St. Louis. He attended the University of Missouri and Washington University and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 5½ years. He was active in organizations, serving as president of the Buddy Fund, which assists at-risk youth, and twice serving as president of the Norwood Hills Country Club.

Mr. Roland is survived by Darlene, his wife of 57 years; children A. Charles Roland IV and Elizabeth ILee Simmons (Tim); grandchildren Christina M. Devere (Christian), A. Charles Roland V and William J. Roland; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation is set for 4-8 p.m. Sept. 8 at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Road in Kirkwood, Mo. The funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 9 at Ladue Chapel, 9450 Clayton Road in Ladue, Mo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children or Kilo Diabetes & Vascular Research Foundation.