Rolan Narman

© Max Aureli

Rolan Narman

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 11/7/2011 12:06:24 PM

I always admired Rolan's beautiful photography and often thought of him. Beautiful dedication and portrait of our wonderful BP friend and photographer. #1421193

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 11/7/2011 12:40:05 PM

I am so sorry... he was a great person... and amazing friend and photographer... #9789471

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 11/7/2011 12:57:26 PM

OM GOD. No. Max. NO!!!! Not Rolan. #9789495

Lorna Shutter level-deluxe 11/7/2011 1:02:24 PM

What a beautiful portrait you have posted of our wonderful sweet BP friend in remembrance of him, Max! We always had so much fun together on the threads here ... and I miss him dearly!!! He sure knew how to make me laugh! I will be praying for his wife and children. Thanks for informing us all of this great loss to our community! He was an amazing photographer and contributed much to this site with his great works! I will always treasure my memories of him! #9789499

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 11/7/2011 1:08:12 PM

A beautiful dedication Max. I had the pleasure of meeting, Roland and he was a wonderful person. He will sure be missed. My prayers to his wife and children!

Brett Dolsen 11/7/2011 1:14:54 PM

Wonderfull dedication and so sad to hear Max!My prayers also go out to his family,friends and to you Max knowing that you were closest to him at BP! #9789514

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 11/7/2011 1:24:34 PM

How sad is this, my thoughts and prayers to his wife, kids and family
A wonderful dedication Max! #9789528

Max Aureli 11/7/2011 1:27:26 PM

Sorry for the date mistake but Rolan pass away last weekend Saturday November 5 2011. I was just shot from the news.... #9789533

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 11/7/2011 1:31:27 PM

Just checked back to read comments. Such sad news. Prayers to you, Max and his family. Hope everyone makes this a favorite to honor our dear friend Rolan. #9789546

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 11/7/2011 1:40:46 PM

Max, please forgive me for my first response that I wrote here. I am in total shock too. It just blurted out.

I wrote a better memorial to Rolan on his last image ever posted.

I am sure many tears are being shed for our Brother right now. I know there are here in my home.

-Sis #9789587

Max Aureli level-deluxe 11/7/2011 1:43:08 PM

All, (from Doreen Polizzi)

I have been asked to share with you the news that Rolan Narman passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 5th at the Good Shepherd Hospice center in Port Jefferson. It gives Eileen great comfort to know that she was with him at the time of his passing. I was able to visit both Eileen and Rolan on Saturday afternoon and saw that he was in complete comfort knowing Eileen was at his side, along with the gentle sounds of guitar music played by his bedside. It was Rolanís last wishes that his life be celebrated. A celebration of life mass will be held on Tuesday, November 8th at 11:00 AM at Saint Sylvesterís RC Church located at 68 Ohio Ave., Medford, NY (631) 475-4506, followed by a luncheon at the Club House at Summerfield Estates in Holtsville off Ocean Ave. In lieu of flowers, Eileen requested that donations be made in Rolanís memory. Eileen will provide the names of organizations to donate to at the mass tomorrow. It is important to mention that in addition to his wife Eileen Dunn-Narman, Rolan leaves behind his three wonderful children Ė Marissa (19) Josef (5) and Gina (2).
With Sympathy,

Doreen Polizzi #9789601

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 11/7/2011 1:50:02 PM

Oh, I'm so sad! My best to his family!
This is an Awesome portrait, Max! Outstanding image and dedication! #9789622

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 11/7/2011 2:43:34 PM

Oh, Max, it breaks my heart that I didn't get to meet Rolan before his untimely passing. Didn't we have fun before he got sick? :-) He was funny and passionate. Everyone who knew him will miss him! Please give my condolences to Eileen. And, yes of course your photo is a most fitting tribute to Rolan. #9789713

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 11/7/2011 3:00:05 PM

Amen, Courtenay. We did have so much fun with Rolan. :) #9789739

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 11/7/2011 3:04:22 PM

Sooooo very sorry to year this news, Max!!! Our loss is heaven's gain! Prayers for dear Rolan and the family!!! Thanks for the info Max and Laura. Wonderful dedication and portrait, too!! #9789746

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 11/7/2011 3:08:31 PM

Wonderful portrait and tribute to Roland. He made me smile more than once #9789760

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 11/7/2011 3:19:48 PM

It saddened me to hear this bad news...he was such a wonderful photographer and kind person...thoughts and prayers to the family!

jo ann c. #9789787

Ann Coates level-deluxe 11/7/2011 3:22:44 PM

I am in tears. Max, you and Rolan had such a fantastic friendship and brought so much joy to us BP'ers. That's something I will never forget. Rolan's time came too soon and my heart goes out to his wife and children. #9789796

Alex T. Mizuno 11/7/2011 3:22:45 PM

I'm in shock and disbelief after hearing this news. He was one of the most prominent members of BP. it's a sad day for this community. My prayers to our long time friend Rolan and his family. #9789797

isabel C. Zepeda level-deluxe 11/7/2011 3:23:30 PM


Thats a very sad news,he will be in my prayers and his family too.

Beautiful portrait of our good BP friend,he will be miss.

Ysa... #9789800

Michelle Alton 11/7/2011 3:33:13 PM

I was so thrilled that Rolan had not only survived but thrived after his earlier close brush with death. So this is especially sad and poignant. I cannot really take it in yet. My heart is with his wife and young family. I hope and pray that Rolan is now in a better place. #9789837

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 11/7/2011 3:44:27 PM

I, too, am shocked to hear this news Max..... Rolan was a wonderful friend to all of us here in the BP Community. Your portait of him is Wonderful - My thoughts and prayers are with his family - He will certainly be missed by so many...... #9789871

Daniella Puente level-deluxe 11/7/2011 4:00:19 PM

Really very sad to read the news (Laura told me)...My prayers goes to his family and i'm sure he is in peace and with the Lord now. On saturday 5th was my birthday and have also another close person that went to heaven that day....feel specially close and sad about both of them...... #9789908

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 11/7/2011 4:02:52 PM

Max, I am deeped saddened to hear of the passing of your good friend Rolan. You, his wife, & children will be in my prayers. This portrait is how I will always remember him.
Thanks for informing us, Max!
Goodby Rolan, my friend! #9789914

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 11/7/2011 4:04:43 PM

When I first came to BP, Rolan, was one of the first BP'ers to welcome me to our lovely photography family. Saddened by his battle with cancer, and news of his passing, I know he will continue to have a special place in my heart always. My prayers to his family and intimate friends. I believe he is now in an all loving and peaceful place. #9789920

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 11/7/2011 4:38:04 PM

Why cant there be more Rolan's here on earth? Such a kind and gentle man. How blessed we are all to have known him and enjoyed his friendship. I pray the LORD comforts his darling wife and precious children!
Many blessings from KATHY CLINE. #9789967

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 11/7/2011 5:05:38 PM

Thanks for posting. Always so positive and cheerful. Has been missed. Blessings. #9790006

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 11/7/2011 5:14:20 PM

A wonderful portraiture tribute Max. I was lucky to meet him at the BP NYC workshop back in '09 and he was a great photographer. My prayers go out to his family during this difficult time. #9790015

Karen Kessler level-deluxe 11/7/2011 6:03:09 PM

I was so saddened to hear of Rolan's passing. I know he made many great friends on BP as well as in his daily life. I'm praying for his family & friends during this difficult time.

Your portrait is an excellent one to remember him by! #9790088

Douglas Perry level-deluxe 11/7/2011 7:17:36 PM

It is with much sadness that I take notice of the passing of Rolan Narman. It is said as long as one is remembered he is not gone.

My sympathies to the Narmen family. #9790170

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-deluxe 11/7/2011 7:40:06 PM

So sorry to hear this sad news, my thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones,Max...


Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-deluxe 11/7/2011 7:53:50 PM

Max, am so sorry to hear this terrible and sad news. I only knew Rolan through BetterPhoto. His kindness, joy, friendship and so much more transpired through his photos and comments. He was a fantastic photographer and an inspiration. He will be greatly missed. My sympathies to his family and friends.
Max, thank you for your wonderful dedication.
JP #9790224

Laura L. Gonzales level-deluxe 11/7/2011 8:20:59 PM

What a beautiful portrait and dedication Max! I am still in shock and disbelief of hearing the tragic news. My heart goes out to you and his family and will keep you all in my prayers. He was a wonderful friend to us all here at bp and a fantastic photographer. I will truly miss him, his kindness and his beautiful images. Laura #9790286

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 11/7/2011 9:19:55 PM

I remember this portrait and I remember Rolans comments and conversations here on BP threads. Great sense of humor.
Sorry to hear the news, Max. #9790339

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 11/7/2011 10:24:26 PM

Wonderful tribute to a very kind and gentle man Max! I am shocked and saddened to hear of Rolan's passing and offer our condolences and deepest sympathy to his family. He will be sadly missed by many .... #9790414

Lynne Morris 11/7/2011 11:11:46 PM

I am so sorry to hear this sad news and my heart goes out to Rolan's family. He was a fantastic photographer and BP friend and was an inspiration to so many of us here he will be sadly missed. #9790473

Chris Ebben 11/7/2011 11:31:03 PM

Wonderful, fitting tribute to a very kind & caring man Max! I am shocked and saddened to hear of Rolan's passing, & send my condolences & deepest sympathy to his family & all his BP friends. . He'll be sadly missed by many ....
=^..^= #9790483

Graham Robards level-deluxe 11/8/2011 3:01:53 AM

Oh wow Max, this portrait of Rolan hit him me in the eye although I kind of knew I was saying goodbye when he was in hospital, so his death didn't come as a shot out of the blue.

Even though I am devastated hearing the news, yes it is very sad that he is gone, I never really got to hear the Rolan I knew after his hospitalisation.




Christine Lobsinger level-deluxe 11/8/2011 5:33:31 AM

Max, your portrait of your friend Rolan is superb! We are praying the Lord will give you and Max's family His loving presence and calming peace days forward. Please know that we deeply care and sorrow with YOU.
Rolan was a beautiful caring, fun man... and I was fortunate to have talked with him here at BP.

Christine #9791044

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 11/8/2011 8:16:36 AM

Will miss you, Rolan. Rest in peace. Thanks Max for your thoughtfulness and beautiful capture too!

UB. #9791267

Laurence Saliba level-deluxe 11/8/2011 9:06:23 AM

Rest in Peace Rolan dear friend, we never met even though we meant to. You were a dear person to many. #9791351

Datha Y. Thompson 11/8/2011 11:45:16 AM

Max this is a Wonderful portrait... I always struggle with the "right" words to say at these times, but My heart goes out to Rolans family/friends and they will all be in my prayers... #9791583

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 11/8/2011 1:19:19 PM

I have just placed a Dedication for Rolan on my Gallery if anyone wants to come.

-Laura :) #9791751

Sherran Andersen level-deluxe 11/8/2011 4:03:56 PM

Beautiful portrait for this dedication Max.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Eileen, Marissa, Josef, Gina and all of his loved ones and friends.

Rolan was one of the first to welcome me into the BP family when I joined.

Rolan and Max are one of the best comedy duos I have had the pleasure to encounter here on BP.

I, too, have a dedication for Rolan on my gallery if anyone would like to stop by. #9792076

Gail Vitikacs level-deluxe 11/8/2011 4:04:26 PM

He will be missed...such a gentle man...very sorry to hear about his passing. #9792078

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 11/9/2011 5:54:33 AM

I hope the sympathy of Rolan's many good friends can in some way lighten his family's burden of sorrow. We all join in sending them our heartfelt love. #9793376

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-deluxe 11/9/2011 2:29:27 PM

Even though Rolan and I didn't comment on one anothers photos I must admit I did sit on the sidelines and enjoy the banter and humor shared by him and Max

I am so sorry to learn of his passing and hope that the beautiful words expressed here are some comfort to his friends and family #9794144

Annette Carr level-deluxe 11/9/2011 3:35:19 PM

It is with great sorrow that I learned the passing of this wonderful photographer and BP friend. He often visited my gallery and commented on photographs, he was always so kind and encouraging. His comments always made me smile. That's how I want to remember him. Just like his last photo posted, he definately had a sense of humor..... #9794244

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 11/10/2011 10:12:39 AM

You are surely missed Rolan, Rest in Peace, my friend!

Dominick #9796102

Kerry Drager 11/10/2011 2:28:50 PM

What a beautiful tribute to this fine photographer and BetterPhoto friend! I was so sad to hear of his passing.

It was my pleasure to work with Rolan while gathering images for Jim's and my book. Rolan was very enthusiastic in the project, and we were delighted that his wonderful photography was chosen for publication.

My condolences go out to his family and to his many friends. #9796514

Joyce S. Court 11/11/2011 8:23:50 PM

What beautiful tributes from all honoring Rolan. I didn't have the privilege of knowing him as closely as some of you but my heart is saddened for his family and friends. Thank you Max for sharing this photo of him. #9799163

Tammy Espino 12/14/2011 2:15:45 PM

So glad you got a finalist on Roland Max! A sad sweet win ..... #9865305

isabel C. Zepeda level-deluxe 12/14/2011 2:26:21 PM


No word,is sad and happy that his portrait got you a finalist

YSA... #9865394

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 12/14/2011 3:27:18 PM

triste, ma bellissima... #9865858

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 12/14/2011 3:31:56 PM

A perfect finalist in honor of Rolan. Congrats, Max and hope to see a winner here. #9865894

Datha Y. Thompson level-deluxe 12/14/2011 3:42:47 PM

Yes I agree so Happy to see this make Finalist... #9865985

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 12/14/2011 4:34:54 PM

So happy to see your outstanding portrait of Rolan appropriately acknowledged! A well deserved tribute, Max. Congratulations! #9866333

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 12/14/2011 4:38:03 PM

Very glad to see this as a finalist..Rolan was a very special man and photographer...he is missed by many..what a wonderful honor. Congratulations, Max. #9866352

Susana Ms Heide level-deluxe 12/14/2011 5:34:28 PM

Bittersweet... But it's heartwarming to see this portrait of Rolan getting recognized. Max, this capture will be treasured forever by his family and friends! Such a genuine and natural quality to his expression! Wonderful tribute! Congrats on the finalist! #9866555

Eivor Kuchta level-deluxe 12/14/2011 5:51:57 PM

So sad to read this. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family. What a wonderful portrait and dedication. Congratulations on your finalist! #9866610

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 12/14/2011 7:05:38 PM

A beautiful remembrance and finalist! #9866978

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 12/14/2011 7:22:40 PM

So glad to see this wonderful portrait as a finalist!!! Hope it goes all the way, Max!! #9867034

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 12/14/2011 7:52:02 PM

I am so happy to see this wonderful portrait of our friend and BP Brother as a BP Finalist.

I hope Rolan can see this! :)

Good Luck In The Next Round!
Sister LooLo #9867129

Ann Coates level-deluxe 12/14/2011 8:30:57 PM

I am so thrilled to see this get a finalist award and hopefully more. Rolan would be so proud. Congratulations Max. #9867265

Christine Lobsinger level-deluxe 12/15/2011 5:04:30 AM

Me too Max... a beautiful portraiture of your friend... Congrats to you on your Finalist!
Smiling Chris #9868052

Amy M. Wilson 12/15/2011 6:45:56 AM

So sad to hear of Rolan's passing... what a beautiful tribute - beautifully done, Max!! #9868257

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 12/15/2011 6:53:57 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST...

we all sure miss our dear friend, Rolan.
Wonderful tribute for him!


Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 12/15/2011 8:38:19 AM

Great one, Max. Congratulations on your finalist. #9868620

Marijana Fajgl level-deluxe 12/15/2011 11:28:46 AM

This is the best way to remember Rolan and his wonderful personality.
Fantastic portrait, Max, big congratulations! #9869009

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/15/2011 4:59:31 PM

Bet Rolan is looking down on you and has a proud smile on his face...soo happy to see this as a finalist, hope it gets Gold!

jo ann c. #9869667

Lorna Shutter 12/16/2011 3:18:14 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this beautiful portrait of our dear friend, Rolan!!!!! With this image, he will never be forgotten!!! Nicely done, Max!!! :)
Photobucket #9872001

Merna L. Nobile 12/17/2011 3:57:06 PM

What could be more important in life than to know in our hearts that in everything we have tried to do, we have done our very best?
Congratulations for your magnificent contribution for the month of November, 2011.
Merna Nobile

John Connolly level-deluxe 12/31/2011 2:22:20 PM

A wonderful portrait of our dear friend Rolan, Max!
Congratulations on your finalist award! #9895401

Anita Hogue 1/6/2012 11:02:16 AM

I am so sadden! This is a beautiful dedication! My thoughts and prayers are with his family and close friends. He will be missed so much. #9905858

ROLAN NARMAN 8/11/2012 5:13:42 AM

Hi All. This is Eileen, Rolan's wife. First off, please accept my apology for not responding sooner. Rolan's death was not expected if you can believe that for stage IV cancer. Basically the treatment options ran out. Rolan was told he had a few months. Those few months dwindled to a week when his kidney failed. He opted to turn down dialysis. He honestly believed he wasn't dying. Even though he was in denial of the severity of his condition, he did come to accept the reality. I was with him every minute of that last week. We witnessed a couple of spiritual events. Rolan had a near death experience that I witnessed. When he told the doctors, they confirmed he temporarily died. When we moved Rolan to hospice, he asked for help to stand up. He stood, looking at a cross and said "Jesus, I am coming. I am coming home." I believe in one being able to see spirits as they are dying. If you don't you may think it is a hallucination. I know it wasn't because immediately after Rolan turned to me, hugged me, kissed me and told me he loved me. There were a couple more events as well. It was amazing to witness such spirituality. I am blessed I was able to be with Rolan at the end and share such happenings. It is what helps me hold it together now. Since Rolan passed, I have been busy tending to his business as well as mine, our two children, and his daughter (my stepdaughter) Marissa. It has been very tough. Rolan was my husband, friend, business partner, and father of our children. I told Rolan to tell God that I request Rolan to be our angel. I asked him to promise me he would watch over the children. I made him promise me I would never feel alone like he left. I said I needed that as the position I have been put in is a most difficult one. Josef is 6, Gina is just about 3 and Marissa is 19. I don't know if Rolan shared that Josef has autism. I told Rolan, "You will be able to do things you couldn't do on earth. Please do something for Josef." Josef has made such amazing progress in recent months. It is a miracle. Josef has also inherited Rolanís love for music. He tries to play every instrument. In honor of Rolanís memory and love of music, I will make sure Josef pursues his musical talent. The children are doing ok. It is a big adjustment for them. They are disappointed. We all are. We appreciate your memorial site. The BP community has shown such support and compassion. That is a great photo, Max. I remember the time our families shared together with a smile. Thank you to all of you for easing our pain. Rolan was a man of many talents and gifts. I will make a collection book and video one day to give to the children. I cherish all of his artwork, photos and the three greatest gifts he gave this world: Josef, Gina and Marissa. Fondest Regards, Eileen #10271490

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