Roy Pfander Jr.

ORANGE - Roy Pfander, Jr., Command Sergeant Major Roy Pfander, Jr. United States Army (Retired) departed this life on June 21, 2014. CSM Pfander was born on March 28, 1929 in Ocean City, New Jersey to the late Roy and Erma Pfander. He was a graduate of Ocean City High School, class of 1948. CSM Pfander retired from the United States Army at Fort Eustis, Virginia, in December 1978 after 30 years of military service. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Master Parachutist Badge, Parachute Rigger Badge, and Korean and Vietnam campaign awards with five campaign stars. During his military career, he served two tours of duty in Korea, one tour in Vietnam, and three tours in Germany. After retirement from military service, CSM Pfander was a training specialist with the Aviation Logistics School, Fort Eustis, Virginia, retiring in 1994. CSM Pfander received a bachelor's degree from Saint Leo University in Criminology and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 57 years, Elaine; daughter, Lisa Bridgnell; and brother, Joseph. Roy is survived by twin daughters, Wanda Pfander of Culpeper, Virginia and Gail Stanley of Orange, Virginia; grandchildren, Skylar Stanley of Orange, Virginia; Ryan Stanley of Orange, Virginia and his friend, Porsha Duke; and Brett Hawkins and wife, Gina of Horsehoe Bend, Arkansas. He is also survived by a great grandson, Trace Hawkins of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; sister, Donna Omrod and husband Bill of Marmora, New Jersey; and many loving nieces, nephews, and life long friends. Funeral services and burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am. Sincere appreciation is extended to Margaret Morgan, RN and the staff of the Medi Home Health and Hospice and to Found and Sons Funeral Home of Culpeper, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project ( or the Disabled American Veterans ( An online guestbook and tribute wall are available at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is serving the family.

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Published in Daily Press on July 12, 2014