In Loving Memory of Roy H. Ervin
March 31, 1931
October 06, 2020
Spear-Miller Funeral Home
39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824
Thursday 4-7 p.m. (walk-through visitation)
39 South Benson Road,
October 08, 2020
St. Pius X Church
Mass of Christian Burial
834 Brookside Drive,
Friday, October 9, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research,
PO Box 5014,
Roy H. Ervin
Roy Henry Ervin, 89, beloved husband of Joan (Hrivnock) Ervin, his wife of over 60 years, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
A lifelong Fairfield resident, he attended St. Thomas School and Fairfield Preparatory School. He graduated from Fairfield University and Boston University Law School.
Roy was a self-employed attorney in Fairfield for over 60 years, working with his son Roy Jr. for over 30 years as Ervin and Ervin. He served two terms in the Connecticut General Assembly (1968-1972). Locally, he served on the Fairfield Board of Tax Review, the Board of Recreation, the Charter Revision Committee, and as Chairman of the Parks Commission and was a long term member of the Republican Town Committee. He was the Fairfield Town Attorney for 10 years during the administration of Jacky Durrell.
Roy was a member of the Fairfield Kiwanis Club for over 50 years and served a term as its president. He was a founder, president, and former member of Easton Racquet Club, and a former member of Black Rock Yacht Club and The Patterson Club. He was a competitive tennis player for many years and in his later years took up the frustrating game of golf. He and Joan enjoyed several cruise vacations and their winter stays in Florida. Roy enjoyed his life fully and brought joy to his family and friends with his warmth and humor.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his four children Roy Jr. (Kate) of Fairfield, Kerry (Edgar Spalding) of Middleton, WI, Theodore of Guilford CT, and Robert (Julie) of Lunenberg, MA, and his niece, Robin Beacham of Sante Fe, NM. He adored his grandchildren Zachary & Laura, Henry, Keelyn & Douglas, and Isabella & Dylan. He was predeceased by his parents Henry & Stella Ervin and sisters Blanche Caire & Cordelia Lougheed.
The family will greet friends with a pass through visitation on Thursday October 8th from 4-7 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 9, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, Fairfield. Masks will be required at both services. All other services will be private. A celebration of Roy’s life will take place in the future when it is safe to do so.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make a contribution to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741.