OBITUARY

Roy Alba

April 21, 1930August 29, 2012

Roy Alba was born on April 21, 1930 and passed away on August 29, 2012.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 8, 2012
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Sammy Ysais

March 6, 2013

We have truly lost a great man. Coach Roy was my first mentor outside the home. He was also my first coach and was the reason for my love of sports. I was lucky to meet up with Roy a few years ago and go over the good times we had at Hammel St Elem. He still had the line-ups from our teams from the 50's !! Rest in Peace my friend.

Alba Family

September 11, 2012

Roy Alba, 82, died Aug. 29, 2012, after a long illness in Hacienda Heights, CA. Roy was born in Jerome, AZ, April 21, 1930. He was preceded in death by his son, Bill, and is survived by his wife Patricia, daughters Dorothy and Linda and 4 grandchildren. Roy was an outstanding athlete and was one of the three Phoenix Union Coyotes to be named to the 1948 All State football squad. Roy captained the Coyotes to the state championship that year. He was also class salutatorian in 1949. He later attended the University of Arizona and played on the freshman team and one year of varsity football. His college career was interrupted by the Korean. Roy served with the 7th Division of the United States Army. Roy had a long career as a parks and recreation specialist for several Los Angeles area parks, where he coached many sports teams. In 2005, Roy was inducted into the Arizona Hispanic Sports Hall of Fame. Services were held last week in West Covina, CA. A family memorial and ash scattering in Jerome is pending.

Bobby Santos

September 8, 2012

"Roy was more than a baseball coach to us youngsters (in the early 60's) at Belvedere Park in Los Angeles. He was our mentor and our friend. To some of us, a father figure. Looking out for us. He kept in touch with us for the past 50 plus years. I will never forget this great man.

JoJo Ashwell

September 7, 2012

Roy was loving, generous, kind and committed to helping others and making a difference in their lives. While my heart is hurting with losing him, I will always have wonderful memories of the many joyful times we had together. Miss you and love you Uncle Roy.

Teresa Ramirez

September 7, 2012

Ernie Garcia, Jr.

September 6, 2012

Roy was the epitome of a scholar and gentleman. A dear friend of my father, they played in the 1949 Arizona All Star Football Game along with Shorty Rivera. The three of them drove up two weeks prior to the game in order to get acclimated to the altitude. Later, Roy was a frequent attendee at our tailgate parties prior to UCLA Football games, especially when U of A or ASU was playing. Always kind and considerate...he will be missed!

John Alba

September 4, 2012

Roy was the embodiment of the term "student athlete". In 1948 he was captain of the Phoenix Union High School football team, which won the state chamionship. At 160 pounds, he played right guard and linebacker and was named first team All State. That same year he was student body vice president and salutatorian.

Patricia Hernandez

September 4, 2012

Patricia Hernandez

September 3, 2012

Patricia Hernandez

September 3, 2012