Wendy Altschul Rolland

by | Sep 4, 2016 | Obituaries

RYE, NEW YORK—Wendy Altschul Rolland, 85, died peacefully in her sleep on August 9, 2016, after a brave battle with cancer.

Born in Norfolk to Sylvan and Ethel Altschul, Wendy was a student of Miss Turnbull’s School, a graduate of Wellesley College in Mathematics and of the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Architecture. She practiced architecture with prominent firms in Philadelphia, New York and San Francisco, before entering private practice in Rye in 1962. Wendy served as member and chair of the Rye Board of Architectural Review for 11 years, was an active member and volunteer of the class of 1952 at Wellesley, and a lifelong champion of good design.

Wendy loved photography and was featured in numerous group shows over the last 30 years. She loved sailing, tennis, crew, traveling, sun bathing and chocolate. Most of all she loved family and friends.

Wendy will be deeply missed as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be remembered for her intelligence, strength and resourcefulness, creativity and keen eye, opinions, determination, kindness and caring.

Wendy is survived by her husband of 60 years, Peter Rolland; children David (Mika), Seth (Me’l) and Janna (Phil); grandchildren Ben, Milo and Cole; her brother Benjamin Altschul (Candace); and brother-in-law John Rolland (Froma).

Donations may be directed to Wellesley College.