WETHY, ROY BOHN, LT. COL. USAF, RET., passed away September 17, 2012 after a brief illness. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 5, 1919 and moved to Miami with his parents in 1922. Graduated from Miami Senior High and University of Maryland. Roy was a former employee of Burdines Department Store. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps (now USAF) and served during WWII as a navigator on B-24 Liberators based in Africa, Italy and after the war, in Japan. He later served in the Korean War. He retired from the Air Force after 23 years and worked for the U.S. Navy Civil Service in Washington D.C. Upon retiring in October 1982, he moved back to Miami where he lived for 30 years. Roy was an avid bowler and golfer. Survived by brother, Cecil M. (Nancy); sisters, Lucille Campbell and Harriet (Gordon) Campbell; nieces, Melissa Woodall and Laura Williams; nephews, Roy W. (Lillian) Wethy and Robert Wethy; great-niece, Carson Wethy; and great-nephews, Alex Wethy, Ryan Wethy, Nick Wethy, Austin Woodall, Zack Wethy, Matthew Woodall, Jake Woodall, twins Andrew and Nathan Williams and Wesley Williams. Visitation will be from 2-4 PM, with Service at 4:00 PM Saturday, September 22 at Stanfill F. H. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Veterans of Foreign Wars, 406 W. 34 Street, Kansas City, MO 64111, or www.vfw.org.
Published in Miami Herald on September 20, 2012