- June 27, 1950 - December 5, 2012
- Hillsdale, Michigan
of Roy's Passing
- Memorial contributions may be made to Community Prevention and Treatment Services to benefit the Hope House in Jonesville.
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“Mrs. Vargas and family:
In our own grief we did not get to properly say how truly sorry we are for the loss of Roy. He was a funny man who spoke...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Marcus & Dani Matthews - Adrian, MI
“I am an acqaintance to Mr. Vargas through various community programs and would like to send my condolonces to the family. Mr. Vargas was a kind...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Jessica Bigelow - Hillsdale, MI
I've had a heavy heart this week thinking of you and the family. Roy showed me such kindness one Christmas when my family was out of town (he...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Vicki Wood - Hilton Head Island, SC
“Very sorry to hear. What tremendous loss to his family and to the Hope House. Very outstanding guy.
4 of 23 | Posted by: Fenton Smith - morenci, MI
“Sharon and family were so sorry for your loss, our prayers and thouhts are with you. A good man was taken to soon that had so much to offer, he will...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Flip Halstead - Adrian, MI
“I am so sorry for your loss. My father Mike Cunningham is also thinking of you and your family. Roy was a great person and we have good memories of...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Melissa Cunningham - adrian, MI
“We are very sad with a loss of words. Roy was a wonderful man. He helped people in so many ways and went out of his way to help. He is an angel. God...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Randy & Kim Elliott - Adrian, MI
“Sharon and family;
Our hearts are breaking over the loss of our wonderful friend, you as a family have always been so supportive of Martin and his...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Martin & Sylvia Hernandez-Moreno - AZ
Roy was certainly taken from you and your family way way too early.
Hope you are always able to cherish the many memories of your decades...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Ann Wassink Flansburg - Wheaton, IL
“Olga and family,
Please know that we are thinking about each of you at this time. Roy was taken much to soon but God determines when we pass to the...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Rosaetta Fields - Emporia, KS
“Sharon and Family,
The Jonesville Rotary Club would like you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We did not get to spend a lot of...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Jonesville Rotary Club - MI
I am so sorry for your loss. I'm glad I had the opportunity to know Roy. I enjoyed working him years back and laughing with him...what a...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Lisa Hickman
“To Sharon and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Roy will be missed by many. He was a good man with a generous heart. His family meant the most to...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Joann Corathers - Montgomery, MI
“Roy will be missed by his many friends and family. Roy had a DUI group that came to High Scope Camp 1 weekend a month, in Clinton, Mi. for 10 years,...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Pat Morast - Saline, MI - friend
“Sharon and family: I am so sorry for your loss. Roy was someone who loved life, helping others and making those around him laugh. My sincere...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Susan Arbaugh - Toledo, OH
“Sharon and family, my sincerest condolences. Please know that I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
16 of 23 | Posted by: Monica Haas Lundy - Mt. Crawford, VA
“May the Lord welcome you into his kingdom Roy and may he also console your family during this difficult time. RIP Mr. Vargas.
17 of 23 | Posted by: Rob Treviño - Adrian, MI
“Sharon and family,
It is always difficult to say good bye to someone so special. You are not alone in your sadness as Roy touched the lives of so...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Esther Gilbert
“Sharon, I am so sad to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
19 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Gray Reid - Lakeland, FL
“I will always remember Roy and Sharon from our trips to Puerto Morelos Mexico. We met them there several yrs ago where we all stayed at the same...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Michele, Sophie and Olivia Rooke
“To Sharon and all the Vargas family, sincere condolences for your loss. Roy will be missed by so many. Thinking about you from afar..
21 of 23 | Posted by: Jeff Yielding - West Plains, MO
“Roy, we will miss you and your smile. You were a great guy and did what you could to help people. I only wished I could have gotten you that tree...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Michael - Saline, MI - friend
“Sharon & family: I just wanted to extend condolences on behalf of my family. Roy will be sorely missed and you all will be in our prayers! Sending...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Jerry Butler - Adrian, MI
Roy Vargas, age 62, of Hillsdale, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born June 27, 1950, in Columbus, Montana, to Zaragosa Tobias and Herminia (Banda) Vargas. On January 31, 1970, he married Sharon Lynn Babcock and she survives.
Roy was a member of the Jonesville Rotary Club, served on the Board of Directors at the Adrian YMCA and the Board of Directors for the Senior Center in Hillsdale. He was a graduate of Adrian High School. He earned his Bachelor's Degree at Siena Heights University and his Master's Degree at Eastern Michigan University. In the early 1990's he joined with partner, Gerald McCullough in forming McCullough, Vargas and Associates, Inc. Roy dedicated his life to helping people in need, especially those who were struggling with addiction and mental illness.
Roy was an avid sports fan and attended many of his grandchildren's sports games and other activities. Roy enjoyed nature and the outdoors. He loved to hunt; fish; camp; bird watch; work in the garden; walk the dogs; and read, especially newspapers.
In addition to his wife of 42 years, Sharon, he is survived by his mother, Herminia Vargas of Adrian; three children, Miguel "Mick" (Wendy) Vargas of Ida, Ryan (Melissa) Vargas of Adrian and Elisia (Eric) Dumire of Adrian; one sister, Olga Vargas of Adrian; two brothers, Zaragosa (Zaneta) Vargas of Chapel Hill, NC and Richard "Ric" (Merinell "Mikki") Vargas of Port Jefferson Station, NY; one sister-in-law, Sheila (Mel) Kendrick; 10 grandchildren, Noah, Gabriel, Riley, Mya, Lucas, Vivian, Laila, Diego, Vincent and Megan; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, Zaragosa, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ted Vargas.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian with Reverend Charles Moore officiating. Cremation will follow the services. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Prevention and Treatment Services to benefit the Hope House in Jonesville. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.