Roy touched lives deeply, instantly. He was like a warm, gentle gravity well.
If you were our best friends talking to him up to minutes before his death, or you knew him years ago in high school or undergrad or grad school or Japan or on the ORCA board, if you so much as took a 30 minute Facebook Live course from him, he touched your life, and you felt how special he was, and how great a loss this is from the world. Even in the sense of opening up the Platonic feelings of “too soon” and “why the good ones?” and “can be so sudden”.
-- Electra Allenton (Roy's wife)
Roy was a special soul and left the world better and not just for those he knew, but for everyone. He was a teacher, therapist, husband, friend, business owner, and cat daddy extrodinare. We loved him so very much and were grateful to have known him.
Please help us support Electra in this deeply heartbreaking transition to give her the time and space to grieve and rebuild.