Roland Saget, 70 years old, relocated to heaven to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, November 16,2020 at 11am from Jefferson Hospital in Washington Township, NJ.
Roland was born in Marchand-Dessalines Artibonite, Haiti on December 5, 1949 to Mathilde Datilus and Pierre Renéus Saget. In Artibonite, Haiti Roland taught elementary aged children and worked his lands to care for his family. He immigrated to the United States in 1978 in search of a better life for his family. While in the United States he worked various jobs to send money back home to his wife and children while attending classes to further his education.
Roland was reunited with his wife and children in 1985 when they immigrated to the United States. He owned his own cab and worked to provide for his family. He later graduated with a Master of Divinity degree, but continued to drive his cab to make a living for his family.
He served as a deacon at Haitian Baptist Church of Jesus Christ in Roselle, New Jersey until he moved to South Jersey where he attended First Haitian Baptist Church in Williamstown, New Jersey for the last eight years of his life. He served on the deacon board there as well.
Roland was a devoted husband, a caring dad, a spoiling grandpa, a supporting uncle and a great friend. The best thing to witness in his marriage was the sweet and deep friendship he shared with his wife Charline. He enjoyed reading and playing dominoes with his wife, his friends and his two son-in-laws. Roland's relationship with Jesus was the most important thing to him. He left a real impression on everyone he met, young and old alike. He took the opportunity to teach others as often as the possibility presented itself because he was a teacher at heart.
Everyone who met Roland couldn't help but notice his gentleness, genuineness and his acceptance of others. A few people have referred to him as a true gentleman.The majority of his conversations with others always included the opening statement "that's why the Bible says...." He loved the Lord and enjoyed teaching His word.
Roland is survived by his wife of 49 years Charline Saget (née Cétoute), his children Herodia Saget-Syntil(Alcius Syntil), Grand-Pierre Saget (Shara Saget), Sherley Saget-Menager (Kelly Menager), Roland Saget, Jr. (Tenisha Saget), Myrto Saget, and Willande Unelus(niece) (Ernest Unelus). His nine grandchildren Alysha, Kai, Jacob, Danielle, Samantha, Mark-Lee, Clara, Arielle and Nalanie. His brothers and sisters RochenetSaget, Jeannot Saget, Roger Saget, Benita Saget, Anide Pierre, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Roland is preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard Saget, and his sisters Cleante Saget and Umene Pierre.
We will celebrate Roland's life 2:00 PM Monday November 23, 2020 at Manahath Cemetery 730 N Main St, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have an intimate graveside service with close family and friends.For everyone’s safety, we will practice social distancing and ask everyone in attendance to remain with their household unit and to please refrain from physical condolences such as hugging and kissing
Masks are required by all who attend.
A Tribute to Papi:
He is going to be missed by all. If we knew that last year would be the last birthday we would get to wish you a “happy birthday,” we would have wished for many more years with you. If we knew a month ago that we were eating Sunday dinner for the last time, we would’ve piled the chicken onto your plate. If we knew two weeks ago someone would have to assist you to speak to your wife and your eldest daughter for the last time, we would have made sure we told you that you are our hero, we would have told you that you’re not perfect,but you are the best. We would have put “we love you”on repeat and never press pause. We would have told you about the legacy you left for your children and grandchildren. The legacy of a relationship with Jesus, the love of family, the strength of family, the importance of honesty, how to remain calm in the face of chaos and how to make sure to be at peace with everyone.
Your sacrifices were not in vain. You have been crowned, blessed with the most awaited greetings from our Lord, “well done good and faithful servant, your labor has ended” and you are now resting in the arms of God, speaking with Jesus, having your questions answered and looking down on us, knowing one day we’ll all be together worshipping our Lord and Savior.
Until we meet again Papi.
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