Roy is survived by his sister Rita Rourke and her husband Gar, of Colusa, CA and his two nieces Christine Rourke and Kimberly Rourke DeVincenzi.
Roy was a longtime employee of Amerigas Co. (Formerly Cal-Gas) and serviced many people in the area, creating lifetime friendships. He was a fun-loving, jovial, compassionate person always available to lend a helpful hand.
He was an active member of the Arbuckle Fire Department for 26 years from 1962 to 1988 and attained a lifetime membership status remaining active in the organizations many activities, especially performing his cooking talents.
Roy was active in the “Every 15 Minutes Program” sponsored by CHP. He loved attending youth sports activities and was an avid supporter of Little League.
Roy was a member of the US Armey and served in the Korean War and attained an Honorable Discharge. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with close friends. He was a member for 49 years with the Woodland Elks Lodge #1299 and the Moose Lodge for many years.
Graveside services will be held at the Arbuckle Cemetery at 11:00a.m. Friday, March 29, 2012 with a reception to follow at the Arbuckle Fire Hall.
Donations in lieu of flowers in Roy’s memory can be sent to the Arbuckle Fire Dept. P.O. Box 727 Arbuckle, CA or charity of choice.
Roy will be missed by his family and many friends in the area. He was loved by many. . •