Roy James Cammer, 65, a lifelong resident of Roxbury, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, surrounded by family and friends, at Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. He was born Oct. 2, 1944 in Margaretville, the son of Lynn and Bertha Slauson Cammer. Roy married Deborah Decker on Feb. 2, 1963, at St. Philip Neri Church at Grand Gorge. He attended Roxbury Central School.
Roy had many occupations in his lifetime, but is noted for being a building contractor and most recently a farm teacher at Manhattan Country School, retiring September 2006.
He was a horseshoe enthusiast and was a member of Delaware and Ulster Horseshoe League for 20 years. He was a member of the Roxbury Fire Department for 30 years.
Roy was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed being around family and friends and Friday nights at his house.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Deborah Cammer, Roxbury; two sons and their wives, Mark and Andrea Cammer, Roxbury and Steven and Kimberly Cammer, Roxbury; one daughter, Catherine Cammer, Roxbury; five grandchildren, Rieley, Matthew, Marlise, Reese and Keri; four sisters, Marie (Ralph) Mead, Jean Cammer, Helen (Charles) Faraci and Elaine (David) Moseley; one brother, Larry (Jane) Cammer and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Robert Cammer.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 at the United Methodist Church, Roxbury, with the Rev. Richard Dykstra and the Rev. Peg VanSiclen, co-officiating.
Burial will be in the Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury.
Donations in memory of Roy James Cammer may be made to the Roxbury Ambulance Squad or Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, 116 Main Street, Delhi, NY 13753.
Arrangements are by Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.