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Memories of Timothy Roy Sr.

Timothy Alan Roy, 36, of Massapequa Park, was a sergeant in the STED (surface transit enforcement division) unit of the NYPD. He had Brooklyn traffic court the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. After learning of the planes crashing into the Twin Towers, he instinctively went to see if he could help out in any way and is sure to have assisted many people to safety.

A Family Remembers

Timmy was the youngest of eight children in a family of civil servants. His father and three brothers served as NYC firefighters. One other brother was a NYC police officer. He was a loving brother to all, including another brother and two sisters. He loved getting together for BBQs, parties and holidays. He was a golfer and took the game very seriously, sometimes throwing the club further than the ball went. But he wasn’t so serious as to not have a good time.

Timmy left behind his wife, Stacey, and three children, Caitlyn, Brittney and Timmy Jr. The kids miss their father very much and love to hear stories about him. Tim was in the process of rebuilding his home on Fulton Street (which later was renamed in remembrance of Sgt. Timothy Alan Roy NYPD) in Massapequa Park. Little Timmy, 3 years old at the time, loved to follow his father around the house, carrying his own set of tools, once actually following right behind him up a ladder. He always went to the father/daughter Girl Scout dances and concerts for his daughters.

Timmy enjoyed annual family vacations in Lake George. Everyone knew he and Stacey were always late for everything, including the time all 20 or so family members and friends were waiting for them to get to the Minnie HaHa for a dinner cruise. As the ship was preparing to take off, there came Timmy, Stacey and the kids running to get to the boat. One of the last times the extended family (brothers, sister, nieces, nephews) was together with Timmy was a day spent at Splish Splash.

Right now Timmy is watching over us all, and is especially proud of Caitlyn, now a sophomore in college, Brittney, now a junior in high school, and Timmy Jr. who looks just like his dad.

John Roy, Copiague

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