Eleanor J. Roy, 89

World War II veteran

March 30, 2007

Eleanor J. Roy, a World War II veteran and homemaker, died of pneumonia March 22 at Carroll Hospital Center. She was 89. The former longtime Randallstown resident had lived at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster since 1991.

Eleanor Jane Warner was born and raised in Geneva, N.Y. She studied business at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y., and enlisted in the Women's Army Corps in 1943.

Mrs. Roy, who attained the rank of staff sergeant, served with the 2nd Signal Battalion in Petaluma, Calif., where she decoded Japanese intelligence. She was discharged in 1945.

She was married in 1943 to Wadsworth Duane Roy Jr., an Army private who later worked as a purchasing agent for the AAI Corp. He died in 1997.

She enjoyed making gloves, candles and decorating etched tin trays.

She was a member of Liberty Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. April 12 at Arlington National Cemetery.

Mrs. Roy is survived by a son, Wadsworth Duane "Skip" Roy III of Raleigh, N.C.; two daughters, Candice L. Hinebaugh of Elkridge and Cynthia G. Roy of Falls Church, Va.; and six grandchildren.

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