Roy F. Barth, 84, our beloved father, a Green Bay resident, passed away peacefully Dec. 27, 2004, in an area nursing home. He was born Nov. 14, 1920, in the Denmark area, to the late Edward and Lena (Snortum) Barth. Roy was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the 4th Marine Raider Battalion during World War II, in the Battle of Okinawa. He was also a lifelong member of Winiecki Post #9677. On May 31, 1947, he married Carol Georgia at Grace Presbyterian Church in Green Bay. She preceded him in death on Nov. 6, 1992. Roy worked as a custodian at the former W. R. Grace Company, retiring in 1989. Roy had a love for the guitar and along with his two brothers played in a band for many years. He also loved hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his eight children, Randall Barth, Green Bay; Daryl Fay (John) Gillaume, Allouez; Cynthia (Roger) Miller, Suamico; Edward (Sandy) Barth, Green Bay; Susan Vandenbush, Green Bay; Dale (Toni) Barth, Green Bay; Julie (Harold) Pieschek, Eaton; James (Kay) Barth, Thurmont, Md.; 16 grandchildren, Nicolas, Lisa, Kristina, Douglas, Wendy, Clint, Matt, Jerry Jr., Troy, Rory, Joey, Chad, Nicole, Dana, Hannah, and Noah; four great-grandchildren, Jasmina, Cody, Damian, and Katie. He is further survived by one brother, Harold (Phyllis) Barth, Denmark; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Dolores Andre, Green Bay; and Mardell (Clarence) Winiecki, Bellevue; very special aunt, Aurelia Barth, Suamico; many special nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Besides his wife, Carol and parents, he was preceded in death by one infant son, Wayne Barth and one brother, Earl Barth.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home & Crematory, 1630 E. Mason St., on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be a veteran’s memorial service conducted at 6:30 p.m. by the Winiecki Post #9677 on Thursday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Funeral services 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dave Hatch officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is established in Roy’s name.