Matthew Rollberg obituary (2021) – Brunswick, Georgia
Matthew James “Matt” Rollberg, 87, of St. Simons Island, died on October 24 at his home from complications related to old age. After a very healthy life, everything went wrong.
He was born in Manhattan and lived there, and for a few years in Chicago, until he graduated from Stephens Institute of Technology in 1957. He designed Department of Defense projects until he works for Columbia University, where he also obtained a graduate degree in engineering management. He then achieved his goal as an environmental engineer, working in the United States and abroad. One of his significant accomplishments was to clean Lake Superior of asbestos caused by a Canadian copper producer.
Matt was a member of the Cedar Point Yacht Club, Westport Conn. He owned sailboats and won races for over 50 years. With his boat, aptly named Andante, he competed in numerous seasonal yacht races in Long Island Sound-Larchmont, American, Indian Harbor and Greenwich, as well as in Block Island Race Week. Matt and his wife, Margaret, retired early to run and explore Santana’s world. Matt loved Broadway, classical music, jazz, and Tony Bennett.
Matt is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret Reichenbach; three children, Jim, also Matthew James, Kathleen Boldt and Jennifer Robinson; and seven grandchildren, Aryn and Hannah Rollberg, Michael, Caroline and Kai Boldt and Kathryn and Abby Robinson.
Matt was a loving man with dignity. Her last sailing cruise will leave her ashes on the Atlantic at St. Simons Island.
Arrangements are in the care of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home and Oglethorpe Crematorium in Brunswick, Georgia. www.edomillerandsons.com
The Brunswick News, November 4, 2021
Published by The Brunswick News on November 6, 2021.