Donald Roy

Obituary of Donald James Roy


     Donald J. Roy, 80, a resident of Houghton passed away Sunday June 23, 2019, at UP Health System–Portage following a short illness.

     He was born on September 11, 1938, in Hancock, a son of the late Leo and Dorothy (MacDonald) Roy.  Don was a graduate of Hancock Central High School with the class of 1957.

     Don was a veteran having served with the United States Navy.  Upon discharge from the Navy, Don worked as a security and property manager in the Lansing area before returning to Hancock where he owned and operated at photography and art studio.  He had a passion for photography his entire life.

     Preceding him in death were his parents, his brother Rob Roy and his sister Dorothy Dunnebacke.

     Surviving are his sister-in-law Mary Roy of Hancock, his brother-in-law Richard Dunnebacke of Houghton and several nieces, nephews and cousins

     A private graveside service for Don will be held at a later time at the Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton.  

   On behalf of Don, the family would like to thank the caring staff at UP Health System-Portage's swing bed program for their compassionate care during his time there.  To view Don’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please

      The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements.

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