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Roy Charles Suva
A Celebration of Life was held Saturday at his sister's home in Modesto for Roy Charles Suva, 61, of Ceres. He died Oct. 27, 2010.

Private interment was at Ceres Memorial Park.

Born April 1, 1949 in Prague, Okla., Roy moved to Ceres with his family when he was seven. Roy grew up in Ceres and graduated from Ceres High School. In 1968, he joined the Navy and during the Vietnam War served as a corpsman at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland. Roy began his lifelong career in the medical field as a respiratory therapist, working in managerial positions for Tenet Cura-Care in Washington and California. In his later years he worked in supervisorial positions for Doctors hospitals in Manteca and Modesto. Mr. Suva was an sports enthusiast, especially as an Oakland Raiders fan. Roy was also a war history buff and enjoyed reading historical novels. He enjoyed collecting guns, fishing, and motorcycles. He was an excellent cook, as well as a food critic.

He leaves behind his sister, Carlene; his brother, Gerald; and stepchildren, Monica and Phil. He was preceded in death by parents Charles and Anna Suva, brothers Donald R. Suva and Eugene Suva.

Remembrances may be sent to the local chapter Humane Society.(

-Ceres Courier/ November 10, 2010