Condolence: I have so many wonderful memories of both Roy and Rose. They were wonderful neighbors and very good friends to my parents. My last memory of them is when we took my father to visit them. He was at the end of his battle with Alzheimers but his face lit up with joy when he spotted Roy and Rose. And as usual, they were so gracious and welcoming. They made an effort to visit my parents in Clearfield whenever possible. You will be missed, Roy.
Condolence: Dear Rose, Mickey, John, Chris, Angelo, Grandchildren, Catalano Family, Sturniolo Family and friends of Rose and Roy,
We are heartbroken at the passing of our dear Brother-in-law and Uncle Roy. We especially appreciated Roy’s nurturing,love, and fidelity to Rose during their 71 years of marriage.
Roy was one of the most kind, intelligent, gentle, and gracious persons we have ever known. He was a wonderful father and had a personality that made everyone comfortable and relaxed in his presence. His mechanical and gardening skills and willingness to help others with problems in these areas was exceptional. Roy continually amazed us at the extent of his reading and the depth of his knowledge of history, especially military history.
We always looked forward to his bright smile and unassuming manner that would welcome us any time we visited with him. In all the years we were privileged to know him, we cannot remember one time when we saw him to be disrespectful, cross, unreasonable, or angry with anyone. He had an endearing smile and a way of moving his eyes during a conversation that conveyed his love as well as his humility, intellect, and respect for your views.
This great man makes us proud of the example he has set in creating a truly positive image of Italian American men. Roy will always live in
Geena, Emery, Mella, Anthony, and Michael Sturniolo
Condolence: Rose, Mickey, John and all the family of Roy, we offer our deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Roy, a very gentle and kind person. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Sincerely and God Bless Corrine and Bill Rubbe
My heart was so sad when I learned of Roy's death. You have my deepest sympathy. I absolutely know you are heartbroken now and how could you not be....when you know and love such a great man, the sadness is naturally just as big as your love for him.
Prayers for you all.
"It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone."
John Steinbeck, American author