Roy Arthur From, 68, died September 27, 2010 in Bloomington.
He was born in Holyoke, Col. and was the son of the late Merle and Marjorie From. CWO3 From, a retired Navy veteran of the Vietnam Campaign, was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Roy was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. He enjoyed membership in the Lions Clubs, the VFW, and the Greene County Landmarks Foundation.
Roy grew up on a Colorado wheat farm and attended Colorado State University prior to serving honorably in US Navy for 20 years. During his career, he served 8 years at sea aboard the USS Nimitz and USS Eisenhower. He was a plank owner of the USS Nimitz and was the 1971 US Navy West Coast Judo Champion. He loved his family, church, aviation, farming, the US Navy, reading US history, repairing Sunbeam Alpine sports cars, and most of all being "Papa" to his grandchildren. He will be sorely missed.
Surviving are his wife, Doris Shattuck, brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Toby of Amherst, CO, sister Kay of Dinosaur, CO; four sons and their families; James and Rebecca of Lake Ridge, VA, Patrick and Jennifer of New Paltz, NY, Roy and LuAnne Allen of Bloomfield, and Andrew and Jill of Lafayette, LA; nine grandchildren, Megan, Austin, Travis, Mitchell, Mallory, Benjamin, Sarah Katherine, Abigail, and Margot, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
The funeral will be Thursday, Sept. 30 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bloomfield, at 4 p.m. The viewing is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 29 at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield, from 4 -- 8 p.m. CWO3 Roy From will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC.