He came to Princeton from North High School in Omaha, where he participated in student government and track.
At Princeton Roy held the Wilton Lloyd-Smith scholarship, majored in basic engineering, and was a member of Dial Lodge. He roomed with Art Benis, Ed Mayhew, Bob Hyer, Jay Epley, and Dick Casserley.
After graduation he served as a radio operator in the 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa and cruised the Pacific, Taiwan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Japan. He was discharged in 1961, and married Joan Erickson.
Roy’s main occupation was as a manufacturing sales representative for Mueller Sales in Omaha. He had many interests, including civic activities, golf, skiing, travel, and family. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Freemasonry, the American Legion, and the Cosmopolitan International Club.
Roy and Joan had five children, Kellie, Lynne, Eric, David and Tracy; as well as 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. They divorced, and later he married Frances Thurber-Talmadge. After they retired, they traveled to many places.
Roy was predeceased by Frances; he is survived by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.