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In Memoriam
CAPT Roy Tandy (USN, Retired)
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.

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