Rojelio V. “Roy” Garza
Villa Park, Illinois
Rojelio “Roy” Garza, age 66 formerly of Saginaw passed away January 18, 2022, in Elmhurst, Il.
Son of the late Daniel and Candelaria (Perez) Garza, Roy was born July 27, 1955, in Saginaw. He was graduate of Buena Vista High School prior to moving to New York to pursue a career in acting. He later graduated from Michigan State University and the University of Iowa Law School. He recently retired from a career as an attorney in Cook County Public Defender’s office. He was a member of the American Bar Association.
He married Marcia Martins Arruda in 1997. They enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii, Brazil, and Mexico, Roy loved to read and enjoyed acting in the M.S.U. Department of Theater and later in life for a production of the play MacBeth.
Roy is survived by his wife, Marcia; his siblings, Betty (brother-in-law) Tim Acevedo) Garza and Antonio Garza of Saginaw, MI, and Henry Velasquez of San Antonio, TX; his aunt Peggy Perez; a nephew, Matthew Garza; a niece, Bella Garza; and special cousins, Margarita Jimenez
and Gloria Lenard; and many other relatives in Mexico.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Aunts and Uncles, Leodoro Perez, Raul Perez, Blass “Ray” Perez, and Lucy Perez of Saginaw, Eva Nieto of Adrian, MI, and Aurora Jimenez of Columbus, TN.
A Memorial Service will take place 12:00 noon Saturday, February 12th at Wheaton Bible Church, 27 W. 500 North Ave. in West Chicago, IL 60185. Rev. Bill Oberlin will officiate. Memorials may be designated to American Diabetes Association at https//diabetes.org.
The service will be livestreamed at; https://www.facebook.com/events/473460507859961/
Arrangements entrusted to Cederberg-Brietzke Funeral Home of Saginaw.