Roy Allen Houser passed away on October 30, 2021 at the age of 80 at his home in Newtown Square, PA. He is survived by his honey pie, Marilyn Houser (nee Miller); his three children, and their spouses: Allen (his Yankee Doodle Dandy) and Linda Houser (nee Pankake), Melanie (his favorite redhead daughter) and Andrew and Matthew (his Brooklyn son) Houser and Elizabeth Ann Simon; and nine grandchildren; Zachary Houser, Coletta Cook, Phoebe Houser, Linus Cook, Benjamin Houser, Owen Cook, Wyatt Cook, Charlotte Houser and Gabrielle Houser.
Roy is also survived by his siblings, George Houser, Virginia Popper and Ruth Tress. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Gladys Houser.
Roy and Marilyn married in 1967, and were best friends for 57 years. They loved taking family vacations together, including California, Wildwood, NJ, Maine, The Outer Banks, National parks, and many cruises. Their door was always open was always open. Their house was where friends gathered for Young Life meetings, Eagles football games. band practices and social events. They also welcomed foreign exchange students from Japan, China, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other countries.
Born in Philadelphia and raised in Upper Darby, Roy graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1960. He served in the U. S. Army from 1964 to 1966, he earned his BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania (assisted by the GI bill) in 1974, and worked for Bell Atlantic until his retirement in 1991. He served as Auditor of Morton Borough in the mid-1970's.
Roy loved the Lord. He was a long-time member of Chambers Memorial Presbyterian Church in Rutledge, PA, where he organized and cooked the weekly men's breakfast, taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. Later as a member of Covenant Fellowship Church, he served on the function support team, and with Marilyn as a greeter and an usher.
Roy loved to laugh, and was known for his good-natured sense of humor. He enjoyed working on cars( particularly his 1953 Hudson Hornet) riding his bicycle, watching Phillies baseball, and spending time with his family-especially his grandchildren. Roy loved music. He played guitar, and his home was often filled with the music of Willie Nelson, John Denver, and Bob Dylan.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Roy's name to CurePSP (psp.org)
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