VORHEES ROY WEBSTER JR. 96, of Grosse Pointe Woods, died peacefully October 28, 2012. He was born in Seneca, Kansas; graduated valedictorian with a mechanical engineering degree from Colorado State University; and earned an M.S. in automotive engineering from Chrysler Corp where he was employed for 42 years. He was a past Commander of the Grosse Pointe Power Squadron and an active member of the Grosse Pointe Senior Men's Club. He was an avid bridge and poker player and enjoyed tennis until the age of 88. Roy was preceded in death by his dear wife of 57 years Marjorie (Fielder), daughter Victoria and his brother Vance. He was the appreciated father of sons Roy III (Ruth), Randall (Martha), Kenneth (Nancy) and Russell (Donna) and daughter Linda (Michael) Moodie; grandfather of ten and great-grandfather of nine; dear friend of Anne Stricker. A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, 26400 Little Mack (10 1/2 Mile Rd), St. Clair Shores, with Visitation beginning at 10:00. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Vorhees Family Scholarship, CSU Foundation, PO Box 1870, Fort Collins, CO 80522.
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Roy, it's been my pleasure knowing you ever since I joined the Senior Men's Tennis Club. You have always led by example, and it is a refreshing quality to observe in a fellow human being. I will miss you and your gentle ways.
On behalf of the Grosse Pointe Power Squadron, we send our sincere condolences. He was a very active member for many years, He will surely be missed.
What a tremendous loss for the Vorhees family. Such a kind and cheerful man. I have so many fond memories of Mr. and Mrs. Vorhees and their family, cruising with us on many adventuresome GPPS rendezvous - in their “Sweet Pea” cabin cruiser. I can still picture those expressive eyebrows that danced when Mr. Vorhees smiled or laughed - which was often. My father worked with him at Chrysler Corporation and they were good friends. Our sympathies to the entire family. Losing a parent is always so heartbreaking. We will keep you in our prayers.
My deepest sympathy to Butch, Randy, Ken, Russ & Linda...We will miss Uncle Bud very much...Love you all