He came to Princeton from West Hempstead High School, where he was president of the student council and salutatorian. At Princeton Roy was known to many as “Herr Pi.” He majored in the electrical engineering-physics program. He lived and was social chair at Cannon Club his senior year. He liked to reminisce that “when the party was rocking, you could slide from the red bar to the green bar.”
After Princeton he worked at Grumman and Lockheed before graduating from Harvard Business School in 1970. He subsequently worked at Morgan Stanley, Boston Consulting Group, Iowa Beef Processors, and National Semiconductor. He was featured in both Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. In 1980 he started a general management-consulting business, with clients such as AT&T, Supercuts, and Syntex.
Late in his life, he spent his time reflecting and reading. His children remember many of his sayings fondly, including “Do it now,” “Excreta tauri cerebrum vincit,” and “You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.” He is survived by Linda, the mother of his children; son Alex ’04, daughter Jackie ’06; and three grandchildren, whom he called his “pet human beings.”