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Donald Roy

September 11, 1938 — June 23, 2019

Obituary of Donald James Roy Houghton 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 Dons obituary or to send condolences to the family please visitwww.memorialchapel.net. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements. To send flowers to the family of Donald Roy, please visit Tribute Store
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