Friday, November 14, 2014

Paul J. Royer (November 5, 2014)

Paul J. Royer, 93, a longtime resident of Greenville, Ohio, passed away November 5, 2014, at Hospice of Southwest Ohio in Cincinnati.

Mr. Royer was a retired business executive and business leader. He was president of Treaty Supply, a division of the Treaty Company, Greenville, for which he worked for 48 years. He was also co-founder and president of Treaty Travel, Greenville. Mr. Royer was president of the Dayton Sales Executive Club and board chairman of C. L. Watt, Inc., Chicago.

Mr. Royer was born May 16, 1921, to the late Jonas and Laura DeHoff Royer. A 1939 graduate of Greenville High School (GHS), he was class president and captain of the football team. A veteran of WWII he served at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and in Reims, France, and was a founding member of the US Air Force Band.

In 1944 he married Ruth Norma Meyer, and they had a long and happy life together until her death in 2007. They enjoyed extensive overseas business travel and annual family vacations in Florida.

Mr. Royer was active in community organizations over the years. He was president of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and board member of the Greenville Public Library. He was editor of the GHS Alumni Newsletter, member of the GHS Alumni Board, and treasurer of Greenville Meals on Wheels, with which he was affiliated for many years. He was also a senior member of the Greenville Country Club.

A man of many interests, Mr. Royer was a talented artist, an avid golfer, and a sailing enthusiast. He was generous and good-hearted and had a great sense of humor. He will be deeply missed by his family and by all those who knew him over his long life.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by brothers Darrell Royer and Richard Royer and daughter-in-law Lynn Goubeaux Royer. He is survived by son John Royer of Cincinnati, daughter Catherine Royer Schubert and son-in-law Robert Schubert of Philadelphia, granddaughter Jessica Royer of New York City, and two nephews and two grandnieces.

The family will receive friends at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, 1499 N. Broadway, Greenville, from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. Saturday, November 15, 2014. A graveside service and burial at Greenville Cemetery will follow the visitation. Pastor Todd Reish will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenville Meals on Wheels c/o Jim Oliver, treasurer, 314 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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