Roland E. Dunkelberger, born October 15th, 1928, grew up and lived most of his life in Perry County. He enjoyed antique cars and their restoration, and in earlier years working on the family farm and orchard. Roland was a 1945 graduate of the Landisburg Joint High School. Roland was also member of Christ Lutheran Church of New Bloomfield and a former member of the New Bloomfield Fire Company. Roland worked as the Post Master at the U.S. Post Office in New Bloomfield for 30 years. After retiring from the post office, Roland moved to Hershey, PA and became very active in the Hershey Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, serving as president of the Hershey Region in 1978.
Roland remained connected and concerned about his community in Perry County, specifically areas that he felt were depressed. Roland wanted to become a lawyer, but due to lack of funds, he was unable to attend college. The Roland E. Dunkelberger Fund Scholarship was established to support students graduating from West Perry High School with plans to continue their education at a college, university, or a trade or technical school.