October 9, 1926 - November 6, 2021
Roy James Santmyer, age 95 of Middleburg, VA, entered eternal rest November 6, 2021. He was born on October 9, 1926, in Irwin, PA, son of the late Roy and Gertrude Santmyer. Roy was a proud veteran, having honorably served in the US Navy during WWII. He retired from the Government Printing Office after many successful and dedicated years as a monotype operator. Following his retirement, Roy and his wife Marge moved to Delaware, where he was an active member of the Elks Lodge 2540 and the Cape Henlopen Senior Center. He also volunteered into his late 80s at Beebe Hospital in Lewes. In 2018 Roy and Marge moved to Middleburg, VA, to be closer to family. Roy enjoyed traveling, dining out, and competitive card games. Above all, Roy cherished time spent with those he held most dear. He was a loving and devoted husband, and according to Marge, a gentle man and gentleman, and a beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Roy will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he generously touched. In addition to his wife, Roy is survived by his children: Sally Gammon, Tom Santmyer (Debbie), Kevin Santmyer (Sally), and Steve Santmyer (Margaret Ann); his grandchildren: Sarah, Bradley, Jennifer, Nicholas, Emily, Jonathan, and Haley; and seven great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 11:00 AM, at Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, 30839 Mt. Joy Road, Millsboro, DE 19966, where friends may visit beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment with Military Honors will immediately follow funeral services at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, DE. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing protocols must be observed, and masks must be worn by everyone participating in any aspect of the service. Those who are unable to attend services in person are invited to view the video recording of the services beginning April 6, 2022. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Roy’s memory to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, #405, Winchester, VA 22601. Please sign the virtual guestbook located on the tribute page. Please deliver all floral arrangements to the Lewes funeral home between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Monday, April 4, 2022.
Roy James Santmyer, age 95 of Middleburg, VA, entered eternal rest November 6, 2021. He was born on October 9, 1926, in Irwin, PA, son of the late Roy and Gertrude Santmyer. Roy was a proud veteran, having honorably served in the US Navy during... View Obituary & Service Information
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