NEW HAVEN, Ind. -- Roger J. Royal, 73, of New Haven, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born in Lima, Ohio, he was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Royal; children, Brad (Nancy) Royal of Indianapolis, Scott Royal of Richmond, Maine, and Kim (Randy) Hushbeck of Los Banos, Calif.; grandchildren, Kaysie Hushbeck and Owen Royal; mother, Donelda Royal of Defiance, Ohio; siblings, including twin brother, Robert (Birdie) Royal of Calif., Leo Royal and Roberta (Denny) Fintel, both of Ohio, Rosita (Tim) Kilty of Chicago, Ill., and Leann (John) Allen of Georgia; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Royal; and grandson, Andrew Royal.
Memorial Mass is at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 943 Powers St., New Haven, with Father James Seculoff officiating.
Preferred memorials are to Parkview Heart Institute. Arrangements are by E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. For online condolences go to www.harperfuneralhome.com.