Northumberland - Roy Thomas Sulouff , 81, of Neitz Road, passed away Tuesday, November 17, in his home surrounded by his loving family.
Roy was born November 8, 1939 in Point Township a son of the late Newton M. and Dorothy E. (Murray) Sulouff. October 1, 1964 he married the former Sandra K. McMichael who survives.
He was a 1957 graduate of Northumberland High School. Roy joined the Marines after high school and served until he was honorably discharged September 20, 1962. He was employed by Allenwood Federal Prison from September 1973 until June of 1991.
Roy was very active in the community, he was a member/leader of the Pineknotter 4-H Club for 50 years, the FFA, he volunteered for the Fire Police for over 40 years, he was a life member of the Tuckahoe Fire Company and the Point Township Fire Company, he served as an EMT for the Northumberland Emergency Rescue Squad, he was a roadmaster in Point Township and served as both zoning officer and code enforcement officer.
When he wasn’t working or volunteering he had varied interests ranging from hunting, raising bees, gardening, planting nut trees on the farm, mowing grass to an archery instructor and becoming a locksmith in 1975.
He was also a member of the PA Motor Truck Road – E-0-State Champs of 1957.
Roy will always be remembered most for his love of his family and his willingness to help others.
Whenever Roy was asked, How are you? He would respond “Better than some and poorer than others”.
In addition to his wife of 56 years he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Robert and Sandy Sulouff, two daughters and one son-in-law Christine and Terry Oakes and Althea Sulouff all of Northumberland, grandchildren Robert and his wife Lauren Sulouff, Jennifer and her husband Michael Knier, Erin and Adam Oakes and Lucas Sulouff, great grandchild Rowan Sulouff, one brother and sister-in-law Theodore and Bertha Sulouff.
He was preceded in death by brother Wayne Sulouff.
A graveside service with military honors will be held Friday, November 27, at 12pm in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland.
In lieu of flowers donations in Roy’s memory may be made to the Point Township Fire Police, 738 Old Danville Highway, Northumberland, PA 17857 or to the Northumberland Fire Police, 175 Orange Street, Northumberland, PA 17857.
Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King Street, Northumberland.
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