AUBURN — Mr. Roy R. VanWyckhouse, 69, of Auburn, passed away May 31, 2019.
Roy was born in Rochester, N.Y. on Sept. 26, 1949, the son of Richard and Nina VanWyckhouse. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School, and Auburn Community College (Cayuga Community College).
He retired from Dielectric Labs of Cazenovia as their Quality Assurance Manager. During his “retirement,” he was a security officer with Auburn Community Hospital and Cayuga Community College. Also, he was a Cayuga County Auxiliary Police Officer for the Parks & Recreation Department.
A resident of Auburn for the past 46 years, he was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was a devoted fan of the Auburn Doubledays, Boston Red Sox, and the Buffalo Bills. He was a member of Throop Volunteer Fire Department and recently received a Twenty-Five Year recognition award from his peers. Roy was a member of the New York State Fire Investigators.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth A. “Liz” VanWyckhouse, whom he married on Nov. 13, 1971, and their children, Christine Yingling, of Salisbury, Md., Kelly Beattie, of Auburn, and Brian VanWyckhouse, of Auburn; grandchildren, Timothy and Kylee Yingling, Emma, Alyson, and Andrew Beattie, and Matthew and Katie Butler.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. (today) Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Michael Brown, Pastor, as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Calling hours were held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2019, at Farrell’s Funeral Service, Inc., 84 South St., Auburn.
Memorials may be remembered to either Throop Vol. Fire Department or Hospice of the Finger Lakes.
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