Roy Thomas Warren, 64, of West Chazy, passed away at UVM Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital after a courageous but short battle with pancreatic cancer with his loving family by his side.
Roy was born the oldest son of Roy Carlton and Elizabeth Lorraine (Liberty) Warren. He graduated from Beekmantown Central School in 1973. After graduation he enlisted in the Army, being active duty from 1973-1977. He received an honorable discharge after his service but continued on in the Army Reserves in the 962nd ordinance, fully retiring from the military in 2000.
Upon his return home from active duty he started his employment at Georgia Pacific Paper Mill. He loved his time working in the maintenance department and making lifelong friends along the way. He loved his breakfast club buddies that he enjoyed so much. After 30 plus years spent at the mill he found his second love for work at Lake Forest Senior Living Home. He truly loved being the Director of Maintenance there and being around everyone, including the residents. This job gave him the best joys and sense of pride in his ability to help others.
He met the love of his life in school, Debbie Guynup, at the age of 13. They became high school sweethearts and lasted well over 50 years. They were married for 46 years and had two sons that were his greatest treasures.
He loved spending time with his family and sitting on the front porch on the corner watching the traffic. You could always find him with a chew in his mouth and a beer in his hand. His true passion was spending hours doing his paint by numbers that he turned into his own personal masterpieces. He spent 37 years of his life working the penalty box at the Plattsburgh State Cardinal Hockey games. He looked forward to every season and truly loved his hockey family. Loved going to bingo, going to the casino and watching sports or police shows. He loved playing poker with the family and wearing his favorite “lucky” hat to win all of our money.
He is survived by his wife Debbie, his oldest son Joe and his fiancée Randi Lyn Trombly of Plattsburgh, his youngest son Jeff and wife Stephanie of Cadyville. He has four grandchildren that he loved so much, Zakery, Jansen, Kiersten and Emberlyn. He has his father in law, many brothers, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law and a huge extended family that all love him and will cherish in his memory. His many work friends and buddies know that he enjoyed his time with all of you.
At his request, there will be no calling hours or services. We will have a family party remembering his life at a later date to be determined. Donations in his memory can be made in lieu of him at Hospice of the North Country at 358 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh NY 12901.
The family would like to especially thank the nurses from Hospice and the whole entire staff on the 7th floor of the hospital. They all gave him the care and dignity he deserved in his time of need. We will be forever thankful for all of you for taking such good care of our Hero!!!