At Roy’s funeral on Fri, Jan 18th, we said our final goodbye’s to Roy. On his urn it reads:
“In loving memory of Roy Bejsovec.
Amazing Husband, Father and Friend.
Nov 27, 1958 – Jan 11, 2019
Forever in our Hearts”
In Remembrance of Roy…
Some of our IDPA members knew Roy well, and some of of us only knew him by sight. Our Lake County IDPA Board would like to share with you some thoughts of Roy and some things you may not know about our dear friend.
Roy was much more than just our Match Director. Roy naturally commanded the respect of his peers in all that he did. He personified what a great leader possesses; the natural ability to lead, but also a heart to serve. Roy was indeed a true “Servant / Leader.”. Often times I would ask Roy “how are you doing today?” His usual response was “Happy to be here, proud to serve.”
Roy indeed served and lead. He served our nation – starting out in the U.S. Navy as a Machinist Mate, he Retired a Lieutenant Commander. He served our community – starting out with Duke Energy as a Combustion Turbine Technician, advanced to the position of Project Manager. Remembering Roy as a fledgling IDPA competitor, it did not take him long to once again step up to the plate, say “yes” to serve again, and take on the position of Match Director when needed.
Another great attribute of leadership Roy possessed, was that he was always humble. He never exhibited pride or arrogance in leading, but always in a humble and happy spirit, lead our group with determination in the true grace of a gentleman.
Roy was also a man of faith. Roy was a family man that served his dear wife Larraine for 36 years, as well as his four children. For those of us that knew Roy personally, it was not only an honor, but a true blessing to rub shoulders with such a man as he, and to be able to call him “friend.”
We have lost more than a Match Director. We have lost a comrade, a patriot, and a true friend. In every sense of the word, Roy was indeed a gentleman and a “man’s man”.
At our March IDPA match, we will be recognizing Roy with a short ceremony.
Lake County IDPA