Raymond Rufus Royer

October 27, 1926 - October 10, 2011
Raymond Rufus Royer

On the morning of October 10th, 2011 Raymond Rufus Royer, age 84, passed away at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC after a 6 year struggle with Dementia.

Ray Royer was born on October 27th, 1926, in Womelsdorf, PA, and a longtime resident of Harrisburg, Pa. He served as both a Navy Frogman with UDT 19 in World War II and with the Air Force during the Korean War, later retiring after 20 years of honorable service. He continued to serve the government as a civilian for many years, in addition to retiring from Ralston Purina.

Raymond is survived by his son Major Lou H Royer, USMC, wife Angel and two granddaughters Winter & Trinity; in addition to his two sisters Elizabeth Childers & Mildred Lesher of Oklahoma City, Ok & their extended family. Raymond was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Hang N Royer who passed away March 20th, 2005.
In accordance with his final wishes, an interment ceremony for close friends and family will be held later this month in honor of veteran Raymond Rufus Royer at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, PA.

The family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers, asking that in lieu of flowers a contribution be made in memory of Raymond Rufus Royer to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (www.alzfdn.org).

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  • October 19, 2011
    Love Mom says:
    I know this experience will change you forever. Just remember the good times you shared with your father and cherish his memory. He is not gone. Your father will live in your heart forever.

  • October 19, 2011
    Coastal Enterprises Staff says:
    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time

  • October 19, 2011
    Charles Pratt says:
    Remember the loss of a father leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. I pray God will watch over and give comfort to you as you begin a new journey.

  • October 17, 2011
    Ashley "Marlowe" Garrett says:
    Lou & Angel, I am so sorry for your loss! I know he will always be in your hearts forever! Always, Ashley

  • October 22, 2011
    June Ann Moss says:
    Dear Lou It's so hard saying good-bye especially to someone who means so much as a parent. Death is part of the continuity of life. and it's the beginning of a new life, free of physical limitations, free of stress and strife, free of pain. I have a feeling your dad is looking down upon you and your beautiful family and smiling and saying "job well-done! continue the good work." Look in your heart, remember the good memories. He will be there with you in spirit. I hope I remember some of this when the time comes that I have to say good-bye to my parents. God bless you. I'm praying for you Lou and Angel and Winter and Trinity. God bless you all. Peace & Light June Ann