George William Roy, 81 of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at home.
He was born on May 29, 1937 in Rossiter, a son of the late Alexander and Julia (Dividock) Roy.
George’s parents owned “Roy’s Café” in Rossiter for many years. Following the death of his parents, he continued to operate the business and live in Rossiter until the business closed.
Through his daily conversations with the patron’s, George formed many life-long friendships and had a sense of humor about him. He then moved to Punxsutawney, where he developed additional friendships through the years. He also had a private, quiet side with a strong- will that he maintained until the end, “He did things his way, and faced each day bravely when they became difficult.” He had a great appreciation for his family that lovingly looked after him to the extent he would allow.
He is survived by one brother, Albert J. “Toots” Roy and wife Loretta of Punxsutawney, two sisters, Delores “Honey” Urchuck of Punxsutawney and Dorothy Freno of Chesterland, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Frank, Alexander, John and Paul Roy; three sisters, Sophia Hamelin, Margaret Shaffer and Pauline McDaniel.
In accordance to George’s wishes, there will be no visitation or viewing. Arrangements entrusted to Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.