Roy Adrian Gimlin, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on June 17, 2018. He was 83 years old.
Roy is survived by his daughter, Tina and her family of Cape Coral, FL as well as his sisters, Viola and Luella, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Rosemarie; and their daughter, Dawn Marie of Rochester, NY.
Roy was born on January 27, 1935 in Allegany, NY to Adrian and Patricia Gimlin. He had a life long love of all things with wheels and an engine as well cats. He and his siblings all graduated from Portville High School in NY. Roy enlisted in the Air Force and was honorably discharged after his service. He went on to earn a degree as an electrical engineer and spent most of his career with Zerox after a short time at General Dynamics were he met his future wife Rosemarie. They were married in March 1969, and the pair settled in Rochetser, NY where they welcomed the births of their daughters. Xerox transferred the family to Dallas, TX in the early 70’s and back to Rochester in the late 80’s. Roy enjoyed working on cars, mostly Volkswagens, and his hobby meets and friends. He and Rosemarie retired to Cape Coral, FL from Fairport, NY in 2001 to be closer to their grandson Bjorn. Roy and Rosemarie enjoyed riding motorcycles and spending time together. Roy worked hard to ensure his family was well cared for.
We lost Roy unexpectedly from a heart attack after spending a wonderful day together. He will be remembered as a loving man who treasured his family, a wise counselor, and as an excellent engineer.
A memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Fuller Metz Funeral Home 3740 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral, FL 33904 on Saturday June 23rd. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Roy’s life.