ELLSWORTH - Roy Dickerhoof, 85, of Western Reserve Road passed away peacefully Sunday morning at Caprice Health Care Center in Boardman.
Roy served in the Navy during World War II, and retired as a supervisor after 35 years of employment with the Mahoning County Engineers. Roy was among the founding members of the Ellsworth Zoning Board and volunteered for the Ellsworth Fire Department. During retirement, he enjoyed daily breakfast and coffee with his friends at the Smokehouse restaurant; working on his immaculate lawn and preparing for his elaborate Christmas light display; participating in Tri-County Antique Auto Club events; dog sitting Dottie, his canine companion; and attending church services at Berlin Center United Methodist Church with his adoring wife of 65 years, Doris (Ressler) Dickerhoof whom he married June 2, 1947.
He will be sadly missed by Doris and his family. Roy was the loving father of Gary (Terry) Dickerhoof of Poland and Judith (Dusty) Briceland of Ellsworth; adoring grandfather to Christa Briceland, Matt (Vivian) Dickerhoof, Lisa (Steven) Kolp, Mark Dickerhoof and enthusiastic great grandfather to Ava and Alaina.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Earl, Paul, Carl and twin brother George Ray Dickerhoof and sister Ruth Travis.
Services celebrating Roy's life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Berlin Center United Methodist Church.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lane Family Funeral Home Canfield Chapel and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church prior to services. Clergy entrusted for the services are Pastor Mark Vincent and Rev. Russell Libb.
The Dickerhoof family request that memorial contributions be made in Roy's name to The National Foundation for Cancer Research by visiting www.nfcr.org.
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