ALLEGANY - Roy K. Bryer, of 2557 Keim Hollow Road, passed away Friday (May 24, 2013) at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
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Roy was born Nov. 3, 1927, in Englewood, N.J., and was a son of Roy K. and Catherine Walker Bryer Sr. On Sept. 22, 1946, at St. Cecelia's Church in Englewood, he married the former Harriet Martinelli, his loving wife of the past 66 years, who survives.
Roy attended Dwight Marrow High School in New Jersey. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served from 1945 to 1947.
Roy and his family moved to Allegany in 1960 and started a small family farm. He was employed by Soplop Bros., Edstrom Construction and LC Whitford Inc. as a carpenter foreman until his retirement.
Roy was a member of the Local 66 Carpenters Union. He was also a 50-plus-year member of St. Bonaventure Church. Roy enjoyed woodworking and antiques in his spare time. He was an avid Buffalo Bills and St. Bonaventure men's basketball fan, and in the past was an avid golfer and bowler.
In addition to his wife, Roy is survived by three sons, Glenn S. Bryer, Steven Bryer and Roy K. (Donna) Bryer III, all of Allegany; one daughter, Karren Bryer of Allegany; two grandchildren, Steven Bryer Jr. of Bradford, Pa., and Joyce Bryer of Concord, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Angel and Tiffany Bryer, both of Bradford; a sister, Doris Kelly of Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.
Roy was predeceased by a son, Darryl Bryer; and a sister, Muriel Dandrea.
Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. Funeral services will be held Wednesday (May 29, 2013), beginning with a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home and followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Bonaventure Church. The Rev. James Vacco, OFM, pastor, will celebrate. Burial will be in the Allegany Cemetery, with full military honors accorded by Allegany American Legion Charles Harbel Post 892.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an organization of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on May 27, 2013