Roy D. Shepherd


Mr. Roy D.  Shepherd of Montague, NJ died Saturday, September 4, 2021 at home with his family by his side.  He was 75. 


He was born July 12, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY the son of the late Roy D. Shepherd and the late Emma  Hans Shepherd.

Roy married Rosmarie D. Marchese 52 years ago on June 21, 1969 in Ridgewood Queens, NY.


He worked for the Mineola Union Free School District in Mineola, NY for 35 years where he was a Teacher and retired as a Principal and Building Administrator. After he retired Roy was the owner and operator of the Robin's Nest Restaurant in Port Jervis. He also was the owner and operator of the Driving Excellence Auto School in Port Jervis and Garden City, NY.  Roy was also an Eagle Scout in 1960-1961.


Roy was also a member and Past President of the Tri State Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Port Jervis Rotary Club.


A family statement read: To a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. You will forever be in our hearts, always cherished and always loved. We will miss you!!! 


Surviving are:

Wife, Rosemarie Shepherd

2 daughters:  Tracy Shepherd and Jodi Wells and her husband Eric.

5 grandchildren: Rebecca Morgan, Kristianna Morgan, Kelsey Morgan, Jacob Roy Wells and Jonathan Raymond Wells.

3 sisters-in-law: Gail Marchese, Jacquelyn Angstadt and Lynn D’Lena.

2 brothers-in-law:  Michael Marchese, Jr. and Dean Marchese.

Roy was predeceased by his brother, Robert Shepherd and his brother-in-law James Marchese.


Visitation will be at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 East Main Street Port Jervis on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm followed by a funeral service at 4:00pm at the funeral home.


Cremation will follow at the MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA.


Memorial contributions may be made to Stroke Research: Kessler Foundation (EIN# 311562134), 120 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 100, East Hanover, NJ 07936 or St. James The Greater R.C. Church, 75 River Rd., Montague, NJ  07827


Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845.856.5191. To read the obituary online or to send a condolence note to the family visit