82, died at his home in Sellersburg, IN on November 13, 2015.
He is survived by his wife, Monica; his four children, Dale, Gary, Carol, and Ellen; his stepdaughter and friend, Rachelle Cassetta; his 7 grandchildren, Sarah, Rob, David, Laura, Ryan, Kyle, and Katie; his sister, June Wagner; and his brother, Jack.
His most treasured memories include singing with the chorus of the Kentucky Opera, celebrating a landmark birthday with international friends in Brazil, building a log home on Lake Nolin with his son, and experiencing the peace he felt at Tintern Abbey.
His proudest moments and his most fulfilled time, however, were spent in his years as a Talking Book narrator for the American Printing House for the Blind. He loved going to work; he believed in the mission he supported. With over 1750 books in the Library of Congress, he has had and will have a positive, lasting impact on the blind and physically handicapped community for whom he recorded.
A special acknowledgement along with sincere gratitude must be expressed to Todd Hasson, Roy's studio monitor and friend whose visits he looked forward to both for the companionship and the strawberry milkshakes. You made a difference. Thank you.
A celebration of life will be held at the American Printing House for the Blind on November 21, 2015 from 2:00-7:00. Memorial gifts may be sent to the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206.
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Published by Courier-Journal on Nov. 15, 2015.