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Roy Pedersen

1925 - 2013

Roy Pedersen passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on May 30, 2013. Roy was born on December 2, 1925 in San Pedro. Upon graduation from San Pedro High School in 1944, Roy enlisted in the military. Voted one of the all-time greatest athletes of the 100 year history of San Pedro in 1989, Roy continued to share his knowledge of sports by mentoring and coaching young athletes. He married his high school sweetheart, Marie Kruzic and enjoyed 35 years of love and happiness until her passing in 1983. They had two children, Donna and Jeff. Roy was blessed to find love again and married Carol Skyko and remained happily married for the last 28 years. Roy was president of the San Pedro Athletic Club for five years and vice-president of Sports Research Corporation for thirty years. He is survived by his daughter, Donna (Bill) Moller and son, Jeff (Marie) Pedersen; stepson, Fred (Karen) Miller; and 11 grandchildren, Keri (Jim), Ryan, Christopher (deceased), Jeff Jr., Paul, Michael, Marie Kelly, David, Erik, Seth (Heather), Cory (Diana); along with 9 great-grandchildren. Our great gentle giant with his huge heart and incredible kindness will forever be missed. A celebration of life well lived will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Green Hills Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in Roy's memory are requested to the Boys and Girls Club of San Pedro, 1200 South Cabrillo Ave., San Pedro, CA 90731. Please sign the guestbook
at www.mcnerneysmortuary.com.
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Published in Daily Breeze from June 4 to June 5, 2013
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