Christine "Tina" Louise Roller (71) of Carmel passed on January 2, 2024 surrounded by her family after a year-long battle against brain cancer. Tina was born on December 6, 1952 in Reading, PA to William P. Rebman and Harriet Wilhelm. Raised in the small town of Bernville, Pennsylvania she was the younger sister to William P. Rebman Jr. Tina graduated from Tulpehocken High School in Bernville, PA and went on to receive her registered nurse diploma (RN) at the Reading Hospital School of Nursing. Tina started her nursing career at Duke University where she met her future husband, Tom. Early in their marriage, Tom's career took them overseas. While living in London, England Tina gave birth to son Thomas Nathaniel and daughter, Laura Anne while living in Lausanne, Switzerland. Upon returning to the US, the family then settled in Syracuse, NY where daughter Elizabeth Anne was born. Tina elected to become a stay-at-home mom and homemaker, while contributing to charities in her free time. Once establishing roots in Carmel, Tina donated her time in her children's schools to assist the nurses and librarians. She was actively involved in Newborns in Need and Helping Hands.
Tina had many hobbies and interests. She loved sewing, knitting, cooking, baking, canning, gardening, and reading. She loved wildlife - particularly birds and native plants. However, Tina's greatest passion was her family. Husband, Tom, and children, Thomas, Laura, and Elizabeth, each consider Tina their best friend. Tina had the unique ability to make family members and guests feel special. She was known for her dry humor, amazing iced tea, a fantastic home cooked meal and always being kind and welcoming. Tina leaves behind her husband of 45 years, Thomas Roller of Carmel, Indiana, her son, Thomas Nathaniel Roller (Catherine) of Beaufort, North Carolina, daughter, Laura Chen (Steve) of Carmel, Indiana, daughter, Elizabeth Enfield (Alec) of Chicago, Illinois and five grandchildren Evan Chen, Lena Chen, Eloise Enfield, Isla Enfield, and Alice Enfield. She is preceded in death by her parents.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Christine Louise Rebman-Roller Memorial Fund that will support scholarships for students attending the Reading Hospital School of Health Science Nursing Program. Checks should be made payable to Berks County Community Foundation with Rebman-Roller in the memo line and mailed to Berks County Community Foundation at 237 Court Street, Reading, PA 19601.