Roy R. McPherson, 86, of Kent, died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Akron City Hospital Medical Center.
He was born January 24, 1927 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, to Colin and Florence (Bastow) McPherson. Roy was a veteran of the Navy serving during World War II. He graduated from Lawrence Institute of Technology in Detroit with a Bachelor Degree in Architectural Engineering. He worked at Morrison - Knudson Corporation as an Architectural Engineer. He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Kent. Roy was an avid golfer, reader, Rose gardening, planning trips and traveling. He was a very handyman around the house and could fix anything.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine (Sledzinski) McPherson, whom he married on May 28, 1949; daughter, Constance (John) Baesemann of Kent; son, Craig (Cheryl) McPherson of Akron; grandchildren, Ann Baesemann of Kent, Amy Baesemann of Chicago, IL, Shawn (Liz) McPherson of Cuyahoga Falls, Melanie (Doug) Sobers of Colorado and Joel (Rachel) Mansfield of Colorado; eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald McPherson.
Private services will be held. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.