A Mass of Christian burial for Joseph J. Rolla Sr., a retired railroad freight conductor, will be offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church, 8800 Harford Road in Parkville.
Mr. Rolla died Friday of diabetic heart failure at his home on Avondale Road in Parkville. He was 75.
He was born in Old Forge, Pa., and attended public schools there. Mr. Rolla later served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a fireman with the train service in the Persian Gulf.
Mr. Rolla began his railroad career with the Pennsylvania Railroad. He retired in 1981 from Conrail after 42 years of service.