The Obit For Roy North

Roy A. North III

Published in The Express Times on October 4, 2011

Roy A. North III, 53, of Stewartsville passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 2, 2011in Kindred Hospital in Wilson Borough, PA.

Born: March 2, 1958 in Bristol, PA he is the son of Shirley R. Klunder North of Levittown, PA and the late Roy A. North Jr.

Personal: Roy and his wife of 24 years, Vivian Kish North were married on April 25, 1987. Roy was a CPA and self-employed by North Consulting, LLC. He was a graduate of Neshaminy High School.

Roy was a 1986 graduate of Rider University where he played baseball and obtained a BS in Accounting. He was drafted during his college years and played minor league baseball, working his way up to AAA as a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves organization. He continued to play baseball in the Pendel League in Philadelphia and the Blue Mountain League in the Lehigh Valley.

Roy was an avid sports fan of all of the Philadelphia teams. Roy spent many years coaching for the Greenwich Township sports teams: softball, basketball and soccer. He also was a coach for the Phillipsburg Lady Liners basketball program. He loved working with the girls that he coached at all levels and continued to enjoy seeing them play through high school.

Roy was a true people person and enjoyed meeting new people as well as spending time with old friends. He spent many happy days at the Outerbanks and traveling with his family and truly loved life.

Memberships: Roy was a brother of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, a member of the Greenwich Presbyterian Church and the Greenwich Men s Basketball League.

Survivors: his beloved wife Vivian, his daughters Brielle and Kara who were the pride and joy of his life, both at home, mother Shirley, grandmother Clara Bradshaw, two brothers Jeffrey of Orlando, Florida and Brad and his wife Malia along with their family of Peoria, Arizona, father-in-law Daniel Kish, of South River, New Jersey many loving cousins, aunts and uncles.

Services: Funeral services will be held Thursday in the Greenwich Presbyterian Church, 17 Greenwich Church Road, Stewartsville. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 pm to 9 pm in the Doyle-Devlin Funeral Home, Inc., 695 Corliss Avenue, Phillipsburg, NJ. Interment will be in Greenwich Cemetary.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to an educational fund for Roy s two daughters.