In Loving Memory of Roy H. Ervin

March 31, 1931
Bridgeport, CT
October 06, 2020
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Thursday 4-7 p.m. (walk-through visitation)

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

October 08, 2020


St. Pius X Church

Mass of Christian Burial

834 Brookside Drive,
CT 06824

Friday, October 9, 2020, 10:00 a.m.


Family Gathering


The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research,

PO Box 5014,
MD 21741.

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.

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10 Guestbook Entries for Roy H. Ervin

  1. Bob
    Sorry to hear about Dad’s passing. Condolences to you, Mom and the family.
    All the best Jim “Mr.Messina” Messina 🙏

  2. Roy Jr, Ted and Mrs Ervin, Wendy and I are heartbroken to hear of Roy Sr’s passing and send our deepest condolences to you and all the Ervin family. Roy was a dear friend , and our family Attorney for many many years, and I appreciate all he did for us and my parents. We all adored and respected him. I’m sure he and my Dad are having a cocktail and a cigar and taking a ride in a big Caddy right now. I wish we could be there but please know that we have you all in our prayers. R.I.P. Roy and thanks for always being there for us. We will miss you.

  3. Joan, and Roy Jr:
    Sorry to hear the very sad news about Roy, Sr. passing. We have been friends at the Patterson Club for over 50 years, playing tennis and celebrating many
    social functions. Needless to say we have many wonderful memories, and we will keep them in our hearts forever. Please accept my deepest condolences
    and heart felt sympathy. Please stay well and healthy,

  4. Mrs. Ervin, Roy, Kerry, Ted, Bob & Family-
    We are so sorry to hear of your husband and fathers passing. He was an extended member of my family, as all my childhood friend’s parents are. I have fond memories of the conversations we shared and his generosity he extended to me. I appreciate the support he provided to my mother as her attorney and will always respect the person he was and the impact he had on everyone. God is here to provide the strength; comfort and love you need in this difficult time. I apologize that I am not able to travel from Texas but will be with you in spirit.

    All our love and compassion- Dave Butzko & Family

  5. The Ervins have been special people to us when they took us under their wings whens we first arrived in Fairfield in 1972! It’s rare & a blessing that we became lifelong friends since we bought their house!
    We cannot express the amount of true joy & fun it was to be around Joan & Roy all those years! While we have many happy memories of playing tennis & golf & vacationing, it is still difficult to accept that he’s gone! Our world was a better place with him here!
    While we cannot be there for the service (Bob’s quarantined for his knee replacement surgery Monday), we want you to know that our thoughts & prayers are with you, Joan, to receive the strength of God & the loving care of your family to get through this very tough time!

    • Bob and Marianne – Thank you so much for your note. We too have wonderful memories of our many times together. I wish you quick and successful surgery Monday, and a speedy pain-free recovery. 😘😘.

  6. Dear Mrs. Ervin,
    I am so sorry to hear about Roy Sr.’s passing. I’ll always remember how he gave my father (Bob Graf) and the rest of his tennis buddies at Black Rock Yacht Club and then at the Easton Racquet Club many years (could it have been over forty years for my dad?) of good times, both on and off the court. I hope that they are having a drink and a good laugh together right now!
    Much love,

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. Roy Sr was such a wonderful man. My parents(Butch & Barb Trup) have known him for a very long time. He was so good to our families through the years. Him and his family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. My deepest condolences to your family
    Roy was not only the Mercurio family lawyer, but also a friend who took the time to talk about things other than just business.
    He will be missed by all the Mercurio family.

    Caroledawn Mercurio