CHARLESTON, SC/Hilton, NY: Richard "Rick" Todd Roy died peacefully at home of natural causes on May 7th, 2019 at the age of 58. He is predeceased by his parents Fred J. and Ruth S. Roy of Rochester, NY. He is survived by 5 brothers; Dave of Hudson, NH, Mike of Richmond, VA, Jim (Wendy) of Ontario, NY, Tom (Mary) of Camillus, NY, Fred (Sharon) of Hamburg, NY; and his stepmother Pam of Greece, NY. Rick is also survived by 1 uncle, 2 aunts, 8 nephews, 2 nieces, and many cousins and friends.
Rick was born on February 20, 1961. He is a graduate of Hilton Central High School and SUNY Brockport, where he received a master’s degree in education. After a long career in Rochester, NY serving as a purchasing manager and warehouse manager, Rick moved to Las Vegas, NV and then to Long Beach, CA to pursue new career opportunities. Upon his retirement, Rick was in the process of relocating to Charleston, SC and looked forward to spending more time with family. Rick loved to travel and has taken trips all over the world to explore other cultures, historical sites, and natural beauty. He has taken many amazing photographs during his travels, which he loved to display in his home along with artifacts from his travels. He is now coming home at the end of his journey.
The family will be receiving friends at Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 1961 Ridge Road in Ontario, NY (315-524-4621) on Thursday, June 6th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. There will be a memorial service at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 1973 Ridge Road in Ontario, NY (315-524-7210) on Friday, June 7th at 1:00 PM, followed by a time of fellowship. The interment at Falls Cemetery in Greece, NY will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rick’s memory can be made to the Ruth S. Roy Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Hilton Central School District. Checks can be made payable to VEPTO. Please write “Ruth Roy Scholarship in memory of Rick Roy” on the memo line. Donations can be mailed to Village Elementary – VEPTO at 100 School Lane Hilton, NY 14468. This scholarship was set up in honor of Rick’s mom, a former teacher in Hilton, when she passed away.
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