Milton Insley Roy Jr.

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Age 96 of Horseheads, NY passed away peacefully on Saturday May 31, 2014 with his loving children at his side. Milton was born July 23, 1917 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Milton Insley Roy Sr. and Anne Voigt Roy. He graduated from Morrisville NYS of Agriculture in 1939. Mr. Roy married his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Granger Roy, on June 30, 1943 and she pre-deceased him after 62 years of marriage on April 13, 2006. Mr. Roy was also pre-deceased by his son John D. Roy who passed away on January 26, 2010 as well as his son-in-law John Stark Riggs Jr. who passed away on January 3, 2013. He was also pre-deceased by his brother Dr. William E. Roy. Mr. Roy was a life-long dairy and chicken farmer. He owned and operated a 24-hour egg vending machine on Sing Sing Road which was the only one in Chemung County. Milton served on The Horseheads School District Board for nine years including a term as President of The Board. He served on boards of numerous farm related organizations. Mr. Roy is survived by his loving and devoted children: William Roy (Frances Gurden) of Owosso, MI, Evalou Bell of Glenville, NY, and Dorianne Riggs of Horseheads, NY; daughter-in-law: Arlene Roy of Horseheads, NY; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; sisters: Maria Turner of Horseheads, NY and Anne Woodside of Waltham, MA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Wednesday June 4, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Mr. Roy's Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday June 5, 2014 at 11 AM with the Rev. William C. Lutz officiating. Milton will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Ruth and his son John in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church 304 North Main Street Elmira, NY 14901 or The Chemung Valley Farmers Museum P.O. Box 193 Horseheads, NY 14845. A Memorial Service celebrating Mr. Roy's Life will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church 304 North Main Street in Elmira, NY at a time to be announced.

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Horseheads, NY 14845
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Published in Star-Gazette from June 2 to June 4, 2014
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