Deceased November 24, 2013
Art Roy died in November 2013 at the age of 85 in Houston. Art, a graduate of Bordentown Military Academy, left Amherst in 1948 but returned to finish in 1952.
He became a navy Corsair pilot and afterwards, with a wife and two children, came back to be one of the last residents of G.I. Village. A lifelong friend was Professor Colston Warren.
As Art put it in our 50th reunion notes, “I spent a 40-year career as chief lending officer in commercial banking from Wall Street to Miami, Houston, the Carolinas and Tennessee. The last two stops found me participating in the infamous savings and loan bailout. (The Resolution Trust Corp.) Many of those years were with various banks in South Florida as a senior officer and director.”
Art received an M.B.A. from New York University in 1959. He retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves in 1963 as a lieutenant commander. Golf and University of Miami football were his keen interests.
With his first wife, Joyce, he had five children: Jeffrey, Michael, Arthur III, Karen Vissage and a daughter who died at 15. He also leaves his second wife, Donna, and seven grandchildren.
John Priesing ’50