In Memoriam : Lt. Colonel Roy Oldford

Lt. Colonel Roy Oldford Lt. Colonel Roy M Oldford - age: 92
(March 31, 1922 to October 21, 2014 )
Resident of Penfield, New York

Visitation Information:
Friends and relatives may call Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:00 AM at The Salvation Army Corp, 2 Church St, Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064. The funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, followed by a reception. Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Deering Park Section, will be at 12.30 PM. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to The Salvation Army, 2 Church St, Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064.
Arrangements are by Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Homes 365 Main St, Saco, Maine, 04072

Lt. Colonel Roy M. Oldford, 92, of Penfield, New York was promoted to Glory, October 21, 2014. He was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia March 31, 1922 the son of Majors Joseph and Lillian (Thornhill) Oldford.
Roy served in the US Navy as a signalman, first class, making many trips across the Atlantic on ships carrying troops to Europe and North Africa.
After the war, Roy and his bride, Dot, attended The Salvation Army School for Officers' Training as part of the Warriors session and were commissioned in 1947. He served in appointments in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, and New York where he touched many lives in the Salvation Army and in the communities in which he served. He was truly a man of God. Over the years, he took many night courses and in 1972, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Religious Education from New York University.
He enjoyed gardening, doing carpentry work, singing and playing in The Salvation Army Band.
He is predeceased by his wife, of 63 years, Dorothy (Dot) M. Oldford.
Survivors include 3 daughters D.J. McBride, Karen Capone and her husband Sandy and Lynne Servant and her husband Marc, a sister in law Ruby Castiglione, grandchildren Kari Capone, Cory Capone and his wife Janel, Michael Capone, Caitlin Connors and Erinn Connors, 3 great-grandchildren, Andrew, Cayden and Maia. And several nephews and nieces.

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I have only recently learned that my most valued friend had gone to his reward. I only lost my wife this month and I know what losing someone that is truly loves feels like. My wife is a part of me and when she was called to be with our Lord, after much suffering, I knew that the Lord didn't want her to suffer any longer, thus the reason she was called home. My only consolation is that I know we will be together again when He calls for me. I knew Col. Oldford when he was a Captain in the Union City, NJ corp. He was as a dad to me during the years he was the corp. commander. Since I had no dad during those years, he in essence, became a father image to me. He taught me music, and just about everything else that enabled me to grow to be a loving husband and a responsible individual. We stood on street corners together, played our cornets as a duet during outdoor services and while working the kettles during the Christmas season. Together we went to fires, and hospitals, and many other events too numerous to mention. And, I could tell you stories about us that only we have knowledge of. Had I known he was ill or even where he was during these many years since he left the School in Suffern, I'd of been there. Truly, I loved this man. He was, in truth, my most unforgettable character, if I am permitted to sat. He was my inspiration is everything I did. Because of inspiration from all I remembered of him, I got my education, and later became ordained an Othodox Catholic Priest. He is in God's hands no. I pray he meets my wife, Catherine, there, and speaks to her about love, peace, and goodness. He's wonderful. I miss him more than words can say. God bless!


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