Roy Flores

Roy Flores

Beloved son of Josephine and Severo Flores (deceased), husband, father and brother passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013. He was born November 19, 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is survived by his wife, Angie and daughters, Shawna (Will), Dina (Steve) and Marisa (Anthony); Siblings: Larry, Linda, David (deceased) and Teresa; Grandchildren; Nathan, Marius, Makai and Miguel as well as many relatives and friends.

Roy attended St. Teresa (1-8)

and O'Dea High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Master's Degree in Adult Education from Seattle University. Roy was a higher education administrator for 40 years as the Director, Ethnic Cultural Center at University of Washington (1970-1974), Assistant Director, State Board for Community College Education (1974-1984) and Vice President for Student Development Services at North Seattle Community College (1984-2009). Community involvement: Washington State Human Rights Commission for Governor Evans, National Community Advisory Board for Community Education, Seattle Urban League, Bob Santos' legislative campaign and Washington Learns Higher Education Advisory Task Force for Governor Gregoire.

He was a sports aficionado who loved O'Dea, listening to jazz and R & B music, men's fashion, reading books on leadership and vacationing.

Viewings: Columbia Funeral Home, Wednesday, March 20 and 21st, 1-7pm and March 22nd 1-4pm. Vigil Service with Rosary: Friday, March 22nd, 8pm Immaculate Conception Church. Funeral Mass: March 23rd 11am, Immaculate Conception Church. Entombment: Calvary Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the LUNGgevity Foundation.

Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 17, 2013