CAPT Roy Tandy
CMSNA Past President (1990-1993)
May 21, 1933 - April 26, 2011
By Bob McLaren
CAPT Roy Tandy (United States Navy, Retired) passed away on April 26th in a nursing home in Maryland.
He was born May 21st, 1933 in Iowa. I knew Roy for many years and will miss him.
Roy held a number of positions in the Clan
MacLaren Society of North America. He was the Mid-
Atlantic Commissioner and was a fixture at several games
in Northern Virginia and Maryland. He was the Logistics
Chairman for the Northern Virginia Highland Games for
many years and always spent time in the Clan tent at those
games. He also manned the tent at the Southern Maryland
Celtic Festival. He was the President of the Clan
MacLaren Society of North America from 1990 to 1993.
Roy was instrumental in reorganizing financial matters
and holding the Clan together resulting in financial recovery.
Roy organized a Genealogy Committee for the
Clan, a first. Prior to this, we just had a Clan Genealogist.
(He also twisted my arm to convince me to join this committee.)
Roy was extremely proud of his Scottish heritage
and could relate many facts about Clan MacLaren history
to visitors at the Clan tent. He wore the kilt whenever he
could. He was on the Board of Directors for the St. Andrews
Society of Washington, DC. Roy had many other
talents including being an accomplished woodworker.
He produced many different items, from tables to china
closets to bowls and platters to walking sticks.
A memorial service for Roy will be held at the
Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, 2500
George Washington Parkway, Alexandria, Virginia on
August 15th at 10:30 am. Burial will be on the following
day, August 16th, at Arlington National Cemetery at 1:00 pm.
Obituary published in The Morning Sun News-Herald
, Thursday, May 19, 2011
Capt Roy Wm. Tandy Jr. MSC USN ret. , died April 26, 2011.
Roy was born May 21, 1933 in the hospital in Burlington but always considered
Morning Sun his home town and enjoyed any time he could spend there.
Roy Sr. was the towns doctor and Mayor. When World War II broke out, he
joined the Navy and served in the pacific Theater.
When Roy Wm. Grew up, he followed his Dad in the Navy. Roy Sr. was a doctor,
Roy Jr. was a hospital administrator, serving in many places and for 32 years.
Roy is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Jo, and three daughters, Mary
Gonzalez and Paul, Janet Truscott and David, Laura Tandy and John Steitz.
There are three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetic Association
or charity of your choice.