Rolando was born in Enrique Vilanueva, Siquijor, Philippines, to Mariano and Teofila in 1944. He married Remedios Calibo, also born in Enrique Vilanueva, Philippines, in 1964. He and his family came to Kodiak in 1980 where he worked for Ursin Seafoods and Ocean Beauty for many years. He retired from Ocean Beauty in 2008.
His favorite hobbies included fishing, cooking, clamming, and gardening, with his family always included. He was an admired friend and dedicated father, husband and grandfather. He treated all of those who came into his life with the utmost hospitality and kindness.
Rolando is survived by his three daughters and one son, Resie Cornelio, Roseville Tuiletufuga, Rosemarie Abad, and Rore Calibo; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.