Roland "Rolly" Gardner is the father of Guy Gardner and Mace Gardner. He was an abusive alcoholic, and frequently beat his son Guy, although he idolized the older brother Mace.[1] His wife Peggy Louise stayed with him until Roland died from liver failure. Having left home, Guy Gardner would not learn of his father's death until years later.[2] After Infinite Crisis, Roland's death was retconned. On his deathbed, he apologized to Guy for the years of abuse, and the two spent a final week together before he passed away.[3]