GOLSTON, Richard Jerome, Lt. (jg)    Information submitted by his Grandson, Jeremy A. Golston

Richard J. Golston 88, of Roanoke , formerly of Parkersburg , West Virginia , passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2004. Born May 12, 1916 inLorain , Ohio he was a son of the late Samuel and Revella Soloman Golston. Mr. Golston was a proud Navy veteran of World War II attaining the rank of Second Lieutenant. While serving in the Pacific Theatre he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance. While in Parkersburg he owned the Style Center and Golston Rambler. He served a President of the Parkersburg Retail Merchants Association and was a member of the Parkersburg Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn Abady Golston. Surviving are his sons, Rodger A. Golston and wife Patty, Tempe, Arizona, Samuel A. Golston and wife Cindy, of Roanoke; daughter, Rozann Golston Friedman and husband Bernard, of W. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; grandchildren, Maggie Golston, Tuscon, Arizona, Matthew Friedman and wife Jodi, W. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Megan Strain and husband Steve, Birmingham, Michigan, John Golston and wife Robin, Cary, N.C., Jeremy A. Golston and Kathleen Golston, both of Roanoke; great-grandchildren, Jacob Golston, Ellie Friedman and Jenna Friedman. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 524 Green Street , Parkersburg ,W.Va. 26101 . A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, May 14, 2004 in Mount Olivet Cemetery , Parkersburg , West Virginia . There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory. 366-0707