December 26, 2006
He was born on February 10, 1933 in Prattsville to the late Fred and Mae Hydomen Roy and after a difficult childhood joined the US Army and served from 1951 to 1954. After his discharge he settled in Freehold and married the former Mayrose Curschmann in 1957.
He was a stoic man who earned the respect and admiration of many. He was a master craftsman in wood and created many wonderful examples of his talent. He loved to play pinochle, working with small antique engines, gardening and landscaping. He retired in 2004 from the Greene County Buildings and Grounds Department where he had earned the distinction of Employee of the Year. He truly loved the County he was employed by. His gentle face and smile will be missed by many.
Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill on Friday, December 29 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 30 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William Balta of South Westerlo Congregational Church and Steve Valk, Associate Pastor of the Wesleyan Church in Catskill officiating. Interment will follow in the Town of Catskill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, the Wesleyan Church ib Bogardus Avenue in Catskill or the South Westerlo Congregational Church.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mayrose Roy of Catskill and their daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Mayrose Cathy) Coyle of Catskill; two granddaughters: Mayrose Susan Coyle of Albany and Laura Lee Coyle of Brooklyn. One of sixteen children, he is survived by six siblings: Tellier "Tek" (Fay) Roy of Texas, David (Ingrid) Roy of Texas, Nancy Roy of Cairo, Florita Kleiner of Brooklyn, Mrs. Richard (Agnes) Rice of Durham, Mrs. Don (Roberta) Kelleher of Darlington, PA; in addition to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, all of whom he dearly loved.
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