Roland H. Berger, 79, a retired area businessman and bank director, died of cancer Wednesday at his home at Rossmoor Leisure World in Silver Spring.

A native of Baltimore, Mr. Berger came to Washington in 1931 and founded Quality and Service Laundry. He sold Q&S about 1960, and devoted himself to business investments.

He was elected to the board of directors of Suburban Trust Co. in 1952, and was an honorary director of the bank at the time of his death.

He was a member of the American Laundry and Dry Cleaning Association of Washington, a charter member of the Hyattsville Lions Club, and belonged to the Cloumbia Country Club and the University of Maryland Terrapin Club.

Mr. Berger was a member of Hyattsville Presbyterian Church and an associate member of Rossmoor Interfaith Chapel.

He served with the Army in France during World War I.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma E., of the homes in Silver Spring and Boynton Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Bette Jeanne Bolton, of Kensington, and Anne B. Anderson, of Annapolis; a son, Roland H. Jr., of Rockville; two sisters, Gladys K. Bergre, of Fort Myer, Fla., and Dorothy B. Franck, of Swarthmore, Pa.; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society. CAPTION: Picture, ROLAND H. BERGER, 1969 Photo