Joseph Roger Royer 82 of Pompano Beach, beloved husband, friend, golf partner, brother, uncle and neighbor died October 21, 2021 at Holy Cross hospital after a courageous battle after bypass surgery. Roger passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife Fatima of 36 years.
Roger was born in 1939 in Richford, Vermont to parents William and Madeleine Royer.
He graduated from Tufts as a mechanical engineer and his love for aeronautics led him to a very successful career with GE jet engine division allowing him to retire at 49 and move to Florida with his wife Fatima to play as much golf as possible.
Besides having a life-long passionate love affair with golf, he loved cruising and the Florida sunshine. Roger also savored the simple pleasures in life, like avid reading, going out with friends or quietly enjoying a Heineken while watching tv.
He touched many lives with his loving, kind, easy-going personality and always endearing smile. He was a patriot and loved our flag, serving in the Air National Guard during the Berlin Crisis. Roger was also a keen athlete playing hockey in High School a strong swimmer, bowling and tennis lover. His passion for music led him to playing the clarinet for his school band at Holyoke High in Massachusetts.
Indeed Roger had a blessed, charmed ,fulfilled and accomplished life.
Roger's Dedication Mass will be officiated at 11:00 A.M. November 20, 2021 at St Gabriel's Catholic Church, 731 N. Ocean Blvd, Pompano Beach, Florida.
Following the Mass, a Celebration of Life will be hosted by friend Jeannie Riddick at 605 Misty Oaks Lane, Pompano Beach at Palm Aire.
In lieu of flowers, Roger would prefer an unexpected random act of kindness to an unfortunate person , a favorite charity or Air Warrior Courage donation in his name.
No black attire or suits, please. Roger loved nature, color and was always at peace with the world.
Think of Roger as Afterglow
I 'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.