Roy died July 19, 2005, of pulmonary failure. He was 83.
He prepped for Princeton at Exeter. Following discharge from the armed forces in World War II, he attended the University of San Francisco Law School. Roy did not, however, practice law. Instead, most of his business experience was in sales, a milieu he began after military service so that he could go to law school at night. This resulted in Roy becoming a rep for a couple of fabric mills, and later opening his own wholesale home-furnishings showroom.
Roy's basic hobbies and outside interests were sports and politics. As his wife, Cynthia, put it, "The kids kept him up to snuff on any generation gap out there."
In addition to Cynthia, Roy is survived by two daughters, Edith Ann Keyes and Jill Benitez; and two sons, Philip Benjamin and David James. To the entire family, we extend our deepest and most sincere condolences.
The Class of 1943