Royal Edwin Chadwick
September 12, 1928 - June 7, 2013
37 year resident of Los Gatos
Roy died peacefully June 7th due to complications from heart surgery. He was born and raised in Belmont, MA. During the summers he enjoyed working for a variety of businesses in town; the candy shop, hardware store, jeweler, and cabinet maker to name a few. An important part of his youth was the two summer months he spent at an Episcopal boy's camp, O-At-Ka, on Sebago Lake, ME, where he later worked as a camp counselor.
He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Norwich University in VT. After serving in the US Army during the Korean War
, he was employed by Bosch & Lomb in Rochester, NY. Roy spent 34 years through retirement with Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, CA. In 1985 he was designated a United States of America Space Pioneer 1945-1960 by the CIA for his engineering work on the top-secret Corona Project, a critical satellite and surveillance technology that helped end the Cold War.
He earned a master's degree in financial planning form Golden Gate University in 1993. In retirement, he started two businesses; custom cabinetry and financial planning. Roy and his beloved wife, Sylvia, enjoyed world travel with National Geographic, and visiting family throughout the US. He served as a board member of Belwood Homeowners Association for over 25 years, where he started many traditions such as the "Ice Cream Social".
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sylvia Chadwick, and seven children: Carol Chadwick, Susan Black and husband Jon, Peggy Chadwick Frankewich and husband Mark, Linda Chadwick, Bruce Barclay, Kirsten Webb, and Katrine Barclay, many grand and great grandchildren, and his beloved Golden Retriever, Tucker.
His generosity, helpfulness, and kindness to all members and animals of the community will always be remembered.
His loving spirit will be missed by all. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Saratoga on July 13th at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Roy's name to the Humane Society of Silicon Valley.