Roy Francis Barnard
April 30, 1933 – May 31, 2019
On Friday, May 31st, 2019, Roy Francis Barnard, loving father, passed away at the age of 86. Roy was born on April 30, 1933, in London England to Richard and Lily (Starky) Barnard. During WW II Roy was separated from his family, sent from London to the country because of the bombing of the city. After the war he moved to Brooklyn, New York after immigrating on October 16th 1946 on the HMS Queen Elizabeth I, at 13 years of age with his parents and sister, Brenda. He attended school in Brooklyn until he was 18 years old and in 1951 he joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico, with the 509th AREFS (SAC). He flew in the Korean War as a navigator and bombardier and was honorable discharged on November 30th, 1959.
On January 2nd, 1955, he married Rosemarie Hohne. They raised seven children, 4 sons, Michael, Peter, Christopher, and David and 3 daughters, Diane, Julie and Susan.
Roy had various careers over his 86 years. He was an air plane mechanic, owned a gas station, ran a construction company, was a Real Estate Agent, owned a seafood restaurant called The Captains Quarters in Babylon, NY, worked at the Sarasota Kennel Club, and was actively working in construction until he was 84. Roy had a passion and love for animals. Over the years he raised greyhounds, chickens, sheep and a goat, rabbits, worms and alpacas, many dogs and cats.
Roy was preceded in death by his father Richard, mother Lily, sister Brenda (Christensen), wife Rosemarie, daughter Julie and son-in-law Tim Van Saun. He is survived by his sister Wendy Wayson and husband Kenneth, son Michael and wife Luz (Castellanos), daughter Diane and husband Daniel (Bailey), son Peter and wife Deborah (Hagerman), son Christopher and wife Katherine (Chechel), son David and wife Vilma (Castellanos), daughter Susan and husband Kevin (Toolan), seventeen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
A Life Celebration for Roy will be held July 6th at Babione Funeral Home, 10060 Calle Comercio Dr., Boca Raton, Florida 33428 from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Disabled Veterans National Foundation or to Shriners Hospital for Children.