EuGene Van Roy

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EuGene Van Roy

September 12, 1948 - January 08, 2019

EuGene Van Roy EuGene Louis Van Roy
“He caught the last train, sorry you missed him.”
AULANDER, N.C. -- EuGene Louis Van Roy, 70, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at his residence.
Mr. Van Roy was born Sept. 12, 1948, to the late Louis and Helen Radomski Van Roy in Sommerville, N.J. EuGene worked as a teacher in the graphics department of Chowan University, until his retirement. He enjoyed trains and gardening. EuGene was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, that will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
EuGene is survived by his wife, Kathy; daughter, Sarah Helena Orphal and husband, David of Garner, N.C.; two grandsons, Braiden Thomas Barnes and Holden Alexander Barnes of Garner; and sister, Lona Rae Hawthorne and husband, Dent, of Mifflintown, Pa.; along with his namesake to be born later this year, John EuGene Orphal.
The family will receive friends at the home at any time and will have a celebration of life memorial service at a later date.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service-Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Van Roy family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting
Published on January 16, 2019
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Michael D Foster
Jan 14, 2019
Riding the cycles when we could. The Honda and the Harley team.
Yvonne C. Schneider
Jan 14, 2019
Even though we were kind of cousins we were always all together as a family. You were so much fun when we played on the farm on Mountain Road. You still kept in touch with me. May you rest in Peace and thank you will keep in touch with your wonderful daughter, wife and family. God Bless you all prayers of healing to the family.
Lisa Brown
Jan 13, 2019
Gene was a fun and wonderful instructor at WTC. I have many fond memories of him and his classes. May peace and love be with you in your time of grief.
Bonnie Hammes
Jan 12, 2019
Kathy and Sarah and family...Gene will be missed. He will be with his friend George. They had an awesome bond like a brother to each other.Remember the good times. He sure loved his grandsons.Prayers for you during this difficult time.