Gates: Died after a long illness on January 4, 2019 at home in Gates, NY at age 85. Roy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carol (Nichols); children David (Lisa Vastola) Higgins, Cheryl (Bruce) Downer; grandchildren Angelica Downer (Matt Needler), Tommie (Melissa DeHoff) Downer and Anastasia Downer of Utah; one great-grandchild; siblings Helen (Rob) MacLauchlan, Charles (Gloria) Higgins; many nieces and nephews. Roy was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Marie (DeRoller) Higgins and brothers Donald and Richard Higgins.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, January 8 from 11 am to 1 p.m. at James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Road in Gates. Funeral will follow calling hours. Burial at Grove Place Cemetery.